PKF O'Connor Davies


Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
# of Openings
Posted Date
4 months ago(10/18/2022 2:17 PM)


Our client, a non profit organization in Brooklyn, NY, is seeking a Controller to join their team.


As a thought-partner to the CEO, the Controller will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations. - #LI-SF1

Essential Duties

Financial Management

  • Serve as the organizational leader in the nonprofit’s finance and budget management and related supervision
  • Ensure the integrity, accuracy, and usefulness of all financial reports
  • Prepare year-end workpapers and act as primary liaison with independent auditors to ensure a successful annual audit
  • Continuously review and share revenue, cash, and expense results and projections with the CEO, Board of Directors, and staff and serve as the main contact for the Finance Committee of the Board
  • Execute and supervise all grant and contract management activities including budgeting/analysis, funding proposals, grant management from post-award to closeout, billing (which includes putting together supporting documentation such as payroll registers, invoices, timesheets, etc.), and fiscal year closeout for grants
  • Manage banking relationships and develop and maintain GAAP-compliant financial policies, procedures, and operations
  • Record all financial transactions in organization’s accounting software and complete bank reconciliations
  • Oversee preparation and filing of organization’s Form 990 and Charities (CHAR500) form, as well as other tax filings as required
  • Perform and supervise all accounts payable and accounts receivable/cash receipt functions as well as payroll processing and staff allocations

Client Finances:

  • Supervise Client Finance Associates to ensure accurate budgeting and forecasting for all clients, on-time expense payments, monthly bank reconciliations, and accurate reporting of all transactions in database
  • Oversee Accounts Payable including monthly automatic bill payments, check printing, online bill pay, distribution of cash assistance, and client credit card reimbursements
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of court-mandates annual and final client financial reports
  • Develop and manage internal fiscal controls and procedures in order to achieve best practices; streamline processes and use technology to create greater efficiencies
  • Oversee the marshalling of client income and assets, and assist in the management of client investment portfolios and the establishment of supplemental needs trusts
  • Work with tax accountant to file client tax returns


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics; MBA/CPA highly preferred
  • 8+ years of progressive experience; nonprofit finance and accounting experience is a must
  • Experience leading operations; HR, IT, Facilities
  • Implementation of internal controls, policies and procedures and best practices
  • Experience with financial statements, financial investment products, and trusts and non-probate assets
  • Proven track record in grants management
  • Technica proficiencies: Microsoft Suite, Intacct, CRM, PEO; manage vendor/consultant partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment


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