• Full Time
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Controller – Colorado Springs, CO 

Job Summary:
We are seeking a highly-skilled, experienced, and detail-oriented Controller to join an educational college group in Colorado Springs, CO. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting, financial management, and reporting, with Sage accounting software experience. As the Controller, you will play a crucial role in managing the financial health of the enterprise, ensuring compliance with multi-state and federal regulations, and providing strategic financial guidance to support our client’s mission of providing quality education. 


  • Develop and maintain accurate and timely financial statements, ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads and senior management to create accurate and realistic forecasts.
  • Monitor and analyze financial performance for all campuses (7), providing regular reports and recommendations to senior leadership for informed decision-making.
  • Ensure the proper implementation and maintenance of Sage accounting software, maximizing efficiency and accuracy in financial recordkeeping.
  • Collaborate with external auditors to prepare and coordinate the annual audit process.
  • Develop and maintain internal control policies and procedures to safeguard the institution’s assets and ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Oversee cash management, including cash flow forecasting, and maintain relationships with banking institutions. Manage all building leases.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state (CA, CO, NM, NV, TX), and local tax regulations and filings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; a Master’s degree or CPA designation is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive accounting and financial management experience, preferably in an educational or non-profit setting.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, and budgeting.
  • Demonstrated experience with Sage accounting software or similar accounting systems.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing a team.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local tax regulations and compliance requirements.
  • High level of integrity, professionalism, and discretion when handling confidential information.

Excelon does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, marital or veteran status, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive job description, and additional responsibilities or qualifications may be required.