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Trinity Park Conservancy Published: April 11, 2018
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Trinity Park Conservancy is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization, founded in 2004 under the name of The Trinity Trust Foundation, to support and implement the recreational, economic development, and environmental stewardship components within the City of Dallas’ Trinity River Corridor Project. As an organization dedicated to strong urban design for Dallas’s largest public green space and to stewardship of its river environment, we have raised more than $115 million in private philanthropy to support projects such as:

  • Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
  • Margaret McDermott Bridge
  • CityDesign Studio
  • Ronald Kirk Bridge
  • Moore Pavilion and Amphitheatre
  • Trinity Corridor trails
  • Harold Simmons Park

Our purpose is fulfilling the promise of the Trinity River as the natural gathering place for Dallas.

Position Summary

The Controller is responsible for the entry and processing of the day-to-day accounting functions, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, journal entries, bank reconciliations, payroll processing, as well as monthly and quarterly reporting and audit preparation.  The Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer and works closely with other team members to assist in reaching organizational goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. The duties and responsibilities include the following, though other duties may be assigned.


  • Act as thought partner to the CFO in creating efficient systems to accurately track both operational and project expenses on direct and cost allocated bases.
  • Establish, in consultation with the CFO, and maintain accounting procedures and internal control processes in accordance with Board policy and generally accepted accounting principles for nonprofit organizations.
  • Track progress on established short, medium and long-term financial plans and projections.

Financial Management

  • Perform and oversee all financial accounting functions, including but not limited to accounts payable and receivable, program and donor accounting, bank reconciliations, fixed assets accounting and payroll.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and commentary for Board reporting packets in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistent with nonprofit organizations.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly and investigate and adjust as needed.
  • Perform and coordinate the preparation for and the completion of the annual audit and Form 990 including preparation of financial statements, schedules, notes and supporting documentation.
  • Prepare, in consultation with the CFO, the annual operating budget and monitor throughout the year to explain significant variances.  Develop departmental and project budgets from the approved operating and project budgets.
  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll and submits all quarterly and annual tax and income reports timely.


  • Serve as secretary for the Board Finance and Audit Committee meetings.  Attend Board meetings, as requested.
  • Assist with other analytical needs as requested.
  • Support events and activities of other team members by attending and helping as needed, including certain evenings and weekends.

Preferred Background and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Advanced Degree preferred
  • 5+ years of experience with some non-profit experience
  • CPA preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and written with emphasis on explaining financial information to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong curiosity and commitment to teamwork.
  • Desire to be a team player and pitch in wherever needed.
  • Comfort in being outdoors in natural habitat as well as at social functions with influential people.
  • The desire to be part of an organization that values service, people and the environment.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Please email interest letter and resume to Trena Lechleitner at trena@trinityparkconservancy.org (no phone calls please). Please reference “2018 Controller” in the subject line of your email.

Trinity Park Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.




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