PKF O'Connor Davies


Job Locations US-NY
# of Openings
Posted Date
8 months ago(10/18/2020 9:52 AM)
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Our client, a presitigious educational institution, is seeking a strong Controller to oversee accounting, reporting and compliance issues, tax reporting and the annual audit.  

Essential Duties

● Oversee school business functions, including: tuition billing and collection, accounts payable,

contracting, payroll, accounting and reporting, and other business administration activities.

● Coordinate with HR benefits and deductions schedules as they pertain to payroll

● Provide financial monthly reports and forecasts to the Director of Finance and Operations.

● Participate in the development of school strategy, providing recommendations, financial analysis,

projections, and other data to inform the process.

● Maintain and evaluate internal controls and key processes;

● Coordinate the annual audit.

● Ensure timely dissemination of information and oversee financial policies, procedures, and

internal controls to safeguard assets, protect confidential information, and ensure accurate

financial reporting.

● Assess potential for improvement of systems and processes, recommend and implement changes

where appropriate.

● Demonstrates initiative through early identification of problems and resourcefulness in timely


● Prepare and manage all materials needed for financial and 403(b) compliance audits and federal, state and local tax filings which includes Form 990 and 5500.


● A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Management or related fields is required; an MBA, MPA or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) strongly preferred.

● o 10+ years of accounting experience in a non-profit or educational setting strongly preferred. Specific knowledge of fund, endowment and investment accounting is desirable.

● o Strategic thinker, analytical and problem solving skills with a proven record of sound judgment.

● Experience with Blackbaud strongly preferred.


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