Assistant CFO/Controller - Education


Accounting + Finance


New York, New York

Employment Type



A prominent, private educational institution is looking to hire an Assistant CFO/Controller.

Compensation : $1900000 - $210000
Job ID : 22719

Job Function:

  • Responsible for directing and managing the school’s daily accounting and finance operations.
  • Provide monthly financial reporting.
  • Monthly review and reconciliation of general ledger accounts
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual journal entries
  • Distribution of monthly general ledger information to budget managers, and preparation of monthly financial reports for management and
  • Quarterly reports for the Board of Trustees.
  • Ensure proper classification and accounting for gifts and monthly reconciliation of accounting records with Development Office gift receipts.
  • Hire, train, and provide day-to-day oversight of the accounting and finance departments.
  • Ensure all federal, state, and local tax requirements are met, including preparation of 990 filings and 5500 filings.
  • Oversight of surveys, compliance reports, and other requests for financial data
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual and long-term budgets and preparation of variance reports and year-end projections.
  • Prepare annual audit schedules, supporting analysis, and audit reports.
  • Oversee and coordinate annual audits.
  • Monitor daily cash balances, calculate and initiate the annual endowment draw, periodically prepare cash flow projections, and ensure the proper reconciliation of cash accounts.
  • Work with investment advisors on investment related activities and reporting.


Job Requirements:

  • 13-15+ years of accounting experience with at least 7+ years in the non-profit and/or education space
  • Specific knowledge of fund, endowment, and investment accounting is a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Proven analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • MBA or CPA is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud NXT, Paymerang and Ceridian Dayforce software preferred.





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