Interim Financial Controller

Brooklyn Temporary USD150,000 - USD180,000
  • Well known non-profit organization based in Brooklyn
  • Are looking for an interim Financial Controller to join the team

About Our Client

A well known, growing non-profit organization

Job Description

The role will involve:


  • Manages the accounting system
  • Ensures all accounting entries are recorded accurately and on time
  • Conducts monthly reviews of all financial activity: identifies and resolves accounting discrepancies, reconciles intercompany accounts, and records journal entries
  • Provides financial insight on financial performance against budget
  • Ensures all entries are recorded in accordance with GAAP and internal financial policies and procedures
  • Ensures accurate and timely record-keeping and readiness for annual audits
  • Maintains an orderly accounting filing system


  • Develops and adheres to a month-end close and reporting process and deadlines
  • Prepares monthly financial reports including budget vs. actuals, with year-end projections and causes of major variances
  • Develops financial narrative on results which is presented to the Boards each month
  • Coordinates the preparation of annual audit reports and reviews reports for accuracy
  • Prepares ad hoc reports and performs financial analysis as needed


  • Tracks revenue and expenses for all grants including Title, CSP, IDEA, e-rate, etc. Quarterback reporting requirements
  • Tracks and manages revenue and expenses related to Covid stimulus spend associated with ESSERII and ARP grants
  • Develops tracking reports for new grants from private donors and/or foundations

Compliance and Controls

  • Ensures all compliance requirements are met timely and accurately

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will:

  • Master's degree in accounting; CPA preferred
  • 10+ years' experience in accounting roles with progressive experience; non-profit experience is a plus
  • Self-starter and problem solver. Enjoys new challenges and can lead accounting and finance team to the next level.
  • Strong research and analytic skills; uncompromising attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task, work within short time frames, and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good judgment, and an ability to take direction as well as work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a broad stakeholder group
  • Commitment to a culture of collegiality and personal traits including unwavering honesty, maturity, transparency, intelligence, warmth, optimism, and a sense of humor

What's on Offer

A competitive salary and benefits package

Lucy McPhail
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Financial Controller
Public Sector
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Consultant name
Lucy McPhail
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