Creative Financial Staffing
New York, New York
May 08, 2024
May 24, 2024
Work Mode
Work from office
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type

About the firm:
  • Our client is one of the leading Private Schools in the country. They were founded over 150 years ago and service Kindergarten through High School Students. They are encouraging of students of all backgrounds to flourish in creativity and prepare them for the future.
  • The organization is looking for their next Controller
  • The firm is a mission-based organization, and they have a 100% approval of the CEO by the employees.
  • Very competitive base salary, strong benefits, over 6 weeks of paid time off that includes personal time, vacation, holidays and two weeks where the school is closed for spring and winter break and a cafeteria where you can get free breakfast and lunch.
  • This role will be in office full time, and they are located in the Upper East Side with many bus and train lines going through there including the N,Q,R trains.

Responsibilities of the Controller
  • Responsible for directing and managing the school's daily accounting and finance operations.
  • Monthly financial preparation and related reporting
  • Manage and maintain general ledger.
    • Journal entries. Reconciliations, quarterly reporting to the Board of Trustees
  • Hire, train and provide daily oversight of the accounting and finance staff.
  • Ensure all federal, state and local tax requirements are met.
    • 990 filings, 5500 filings
  • Oversight of surveys, compliance reporting and requests for financial data
  • Assist the CFO with preparation of annual budgets.
    • Variance reporting, year-end projects

Qualification of the Controller
  • 10+ years accounting experience / 7+ in a nonprofit or academic setting
  • CPA is a plus! bachelor's degree in accounting, Business Management / MBA Preferred
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Great 'People' person and a joyful attitude
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud NXT, Paymerang and Ceridian Dayforce preferred.