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Robert Half Controller in Allentown, Pennsylvania



A client of ours is looking for a Controller for a contract role. As the Controller you will be responsible for overseeing all financial aspects, ensuring compliance with accounting standards specific to non-profits, and providing strategic financial guidance to support the organization's mission and goals. The Non-Profit Controller manages financial operations, prepares reports for stakeholders, and contributes to the overall financial sustainability of the organization.

Responsibilities of Controller

  • Oversee the day-to-day financial operations of the non-profit organization, including budgeting, forecasting, cash management, and financial reporting

  • Collaborate with program managers and leadership to create and manage budgets, as well as develop financial forecasts to support strategic planning.

  • Lead the finance and accounting team, providing guidance, training, and support.

  • Implement and maintain financial software systems for efficient record-keeping, reporting, and analysis

  • Develop and enforce financial policies and procedures to ensure consistency and accuracy in financial operations

  • Prepare financial reports and statements for donors and grantors, ensuring transparency and accurate representation of funds utilization

  • Establish and maintain internal controls to safeguard the organization's assets and ensure accurate financial recording

  • Coordinate and facilitate annual financial audits or reviews, working closely with external auditors and providing necessary documentation

  • Track grants and donations received, ensuring proper allocation and utilization of funds according to donor intentions

  • Collaborate with program managers and leadership to create and manage budgets, as well as develop financial forecasts to support strategic planning.

  • Ensure adherence to non-profit accounting principles, regulations, and reporting standards, such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Nonprofits (NFP GAAP).

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Skills/Qualifications of Controller

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Controller

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Extensive experience in financial management within non-profit organizations, with a strong understanding of non-profit accounting principles and compliance requirements.

  • Proficiency in financial software and systems used by non-profit organizations.

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to interpret financial data to inform decision-making.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Leadership skills to manage and mentor finance team members.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing circumstances.

If you are interested in this or similar Controller roles, please contact Bernadette Komatick at 484.254.9060 for additional information and reference JO# 03710-0012778340

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