Assistant Controller – JASA Services and Operations

Job Type

Full Time




247 West 37th Street
New York
New York
United States


General Responsibilities:


Under supervision of the Controller (and working in close co-ordination with the Director of Finance), the Assistant Controller will ensure coordination of the financial closing process and support the budget and audit process as appropriate. Manage the day-to-day work flow of the unit. Ensure accurate and efficient financial operations to provide timely and transparent information to Agency stakeholder. Supervise a team of 4 professionals in areas of housing and social services.



Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


·        Establish and maintain controls to ensure the integrity of all systems, processes and data analysis.

·        Supports the Controller and provides key support in the financial analysis and cash management of the JASA services operations.

·        Streamline and monitor the closing process

·        Assist and support the AP function with review, coding, and analysis.

·        Independently assist with several components of the annual independent and program audits.

·        Oversee the reconciliation of fundraising and accounting systems, developing and facilitating an automated workflow.

·        Work closely with the Director of Finance on special projects, analysis and reporting as needed.

·        Work closely with the Director of Budgets and Financial Reporting to support the preparation of the annual agency-wide budget. ·

·        Work with program staff to support the preparation of new RFP budgets and protocols.

·        Assist in the implementation of internal controls and financial policies and procedures · Identify and drive process improvements that lead to greater workflow efficiency

·        Perform other duties as required




  • Financial analysis and sound working knowledge of GAAP and accounting principles.
  • Strong supervisory skills (should have managed a team of more than 3 individuals for 5 years or more).
  • Should have worked in a complex largely governmentally funded non-profit, in an independent managerial position.
  • Must be strong at multi-tasking, prioritizing and have demonstrated expertise in proactively working on projects of wide scope and significant magnitude. 
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and familiarity with other Microsoft applications including Powerpoint, Word and Visio.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication

·        Must be computer literate, including ability to learn and use program-specific software

·        Ability to read, write, speak, understand English.


Skills and Qualifications:


·        Minimum of 7 years’ experience in accounting/finance with three years of complex non-profit supervisory experience.

·        Bachelor’s degree required. CPA or MBA desirable.

·        Prior supervisory experience.

·        Knowledge of best practices in fiscal management.





JASA is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment



Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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