Crystal Jones, Director, Human Resources

Assistant Controller

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseas

AASLD, an association for scientists and healthcare providers in the field of liver disease, seeks a talented Assistant Controller to join our Finance and Administration team. This is a newly created position and the person in this role will be responsible for preparing financial statements, dashboard reports, and analysis.  Ensures that AASLD and AASLD Foundation accounting policies and procedures are in conformity with GAAP, FASB and in line with not for profit financial best practices. 

The Assistant Controller reports directly to the Controller.  Responsible for preparing financial statements, reports and analysis.  Ensure that AASLD and AASLD Foundation accounting policies and procedures are in conformity with GAAP, FASB and in line with not for profit financial best practices.  Responsible for accounting and budget software and integration with PN3, AMS, CRM and others.  Responsible for knowing and following AASLD and AASLD Foundation’s financial policies and procedures.


  • Oversee accurate and timely dissemination of monthly financial statements, including identifying variances in monthly schedules reconciled to the statement of financial position and statement of financial activities
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of financial information by following established internal controls  
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and reporting 
  • Prepare and analyze complex reconciliation of AASLD & AASLD Foundation schedules and intercompany financial activities 
  • Proficient in graphs and dashboard reports as needed 
  • Participate with annual audit and tax/information return preparation for AASLD and AASLD Foundation 
  • Participate with the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes (i.e. renewal of tax-exempt certification with State Agencies) 
  • Lead the preparation of annual budget and financial forecasts and report variances  
  • Proficient in knowledge of the latest changes in accounting standards and compliance to support financial transactions 
  • Prepare cash flow projections for AASLD and AASLD Foundation 
  • Ensure timely filing of business and annual reports with appropriate State agencies as well as Federal and State annual tax returns 
  • Prepare year-end schedule and reports for Form 990 (informational tax return) 
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements as needed 
  • Supervise the Senior Staff Accountant and Staff Accountant 
  • Additional duties as necessary 

Human Resources  

  • Ensure maintenance and safe keeping of personnel files 
  • Oversight of payroll and Flexible Spending Administration (FSA) 
  • Ensure most recent AASLD’s accounting policies and forms are updated in SharePoint and other shared drives 
  • Work closely with Director, Human Resources

 Office Administration 

  • Oversee annual physical office inventory for fixed assets and reconcile related fixed assets accounts with general ledgers accounts 
  • Support Finance & Administration team with the logistical operations of the AASLD office 
  • Office security oversight
Education, Experience & Skills

·         Bachelor's degree in Accounting

·         CPA preferred

·         5 or more years of combined accounting experience within the non-for-profit organizations 

·         Five or more year of supervisory capacity



·   Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, legislation and regulations concerning non-profit accounting and reporting. 

·         Exceptional accuracy and keen attention to detail

·         Experience with financial statement preparation for not-for-profit entities

·         Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process

·         Experience in preparing and review of payroll and non-profit tax filings

·    Experience with not-for-profit accounting systems; Microsoft Office, Solomon and PN3 experience preferred

·         Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills are essential

·         Must have the ability to relate technical information to both accounting and non-accounting staff

·        Energetic, self-motivated, highly organized team player, with the ability to manage multiple tasks