Controller - nonprofit

Washington, Washington DC
May 12, 2024
May 19, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
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Salary: $160,000 - $190,000 per year

A bit about us:

We are a Washington, DC-based think tank that helps policymakers work across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, we ensur democracy can function on behalf of all Americans. We believe that bipartisanship combines the best ideas of both parties to create even better, lasting policy.

Why join us?

hybrid work schedule
incredible beenefits
work life balance
career growth

Job Details

The Controller, along with the CFO, will work closely with department heads and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to ensure the finance function is supporting operations in robust and innovative ways.


Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards, donor/grant reporting, and regulatory requirements
Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures
Coordinate the annual external financial audit
Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
Assist the CFO and senior leadership in the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate
Support the CFO in engaging the board's audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operating models
Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with department heads and the CFO in continuous collaboration to update revenue and expense projections
Manage and track the performance of invested assets in keeping with policies and investment guidelines
Take lead on transitioning to the new accounting software system and improving/automating certain accounting processes within the organization.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes, to include the preparation of the annual Form 990 for both legal entities - BPC and BPC Action


BA and CPA or MBA/Master's degree required
7+ years of accounting and finance experience in a complex non-profit organization highly desired
5+ years of supervisory experience with a strong record of excellent managerial capabilities
Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, and accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
Thorough knowledge of financial reporting in accordance with GAAP
A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of corporate and foundation grants would be helpful
Keen analytic, organization, and problem solving skills, which allows for strategic data interpretation
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data
Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers

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