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    I really love these webinars - they teach me positive steps I can take to improve my life and protect my health.  Each one makes me feel better about my diagnosis.  Just like the name, they make me feel like I ‘Can Do MS'.

    Lauren, Webinar Participant from CA


    Title: Controller
    Date: April 2015
    Reports To: President/Chief Executive Officer
    To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to with “Controller” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis is a nonprofit organization which leads the way with comprehensive programs that empower people and families living with MS to transform and improve their quality of life.

    Position Summary
    Reporting to the President/CEO and serving as an integral member of the leadership team, the Controller will be responsible for the development of Can Do MS’s financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to the strategic components, the Controller will be charged with developing and implementing more sophisticated policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms. This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join in a high-growth, mission-driven organization.

    Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO and leadership team; administer and review all financial plans and budgets.
    • Prepare monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for CEO and Board of Directors.
    • Analyze and present financial information and reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements and forecasts.
    • Coordinate and lead the annual audit and tax filing processes, liaise with external auditors and the Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors.
    • Ensure that Can Do MS is adhering to the strategic plan, delivering status reports to the board.
    • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, participate in annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
    • Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results
    • Implement all business and accounting policies and procedures and update as necessary.
    • Conduct and/or oversee all monthly account reconciliations including, but not limited to, project/program and grants accounting, cash accounts, accounts payable, payroll liabilities and other cash-sensitive accounts.
    • Manage vendor contracts.
    • Maintain insurance needs, including, but not limited to general, directors & officers and special events.
    • Manage HR related functions, including maintenance of employee handbook, insurance, H.S.A. and 403b.
    • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures.
    • Further develop the organization’s human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting.
    • Process company payroll twice monthly.
    • Enter invoices and cut checks weekly.
    • Compile information for quarterly Board of Director meetings and serve as Secretary.
    • Liaise with IT contractors.
    • Maintain all required state charitable registrations.
    • Manage the physical office space, equipment and supplies.
    • Manage other duties related to finance, human resources and operations as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, an MBA and/or CPA preferred.
    • Five years or more of experience in progressive accounting or finance roles, ideally in the nonprofit sector.
    • Proven ability to be a team member.
    • Working knowledge of QuickBooks, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
    • Ability to develop financial analyses and present findings orally and in concise written documentation.
    • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
    • Personal qualities include maintaining a high level of confidentiality combined with integrity, credibility and dedication.
    • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and creating new efficiencies.
    • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with staff, leadership team, and the Board of Directors.
    • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment

    Work Environment

    • Exposure to a normal office environment, with occasional outside travel.

    Physical Demands

    • May be required to lift boxes and other objects of various weight as part of job responsibilities

    To Apply
    Send resume and cover letter to with “Controller” in the subject line. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.


    PO Box 5860 Avon, CO 81620 Phone: 970-926-1290 or 800-367-3101 Fax: 970-926-1295 Email:
    MS Coalition Charity Navigator Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Independent Charities of America Humane Charity

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis™ is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
    Charitable Organization Number: 74-2337853

    Formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis | Founded by Jimmie Heuga

    A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs
    that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life.

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