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Educational Alliance, Inc. Assistant Controller in New York, New York

Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities. We are a place where everyone is welcome and where progress is powered one relationship at a time. We are proud of our legacy as a Jewish organization, and we provide high-quality, transformational services and programs to all New Yorkers through our network of community centers on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and East Village. As we have for 130 years, we offer best-in-class programming–now across 15 sites—focusing on a mix of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement.

Role Overview

The Assistant Controller reports to the Controller. The Assistant Controller will provide assistance and support to the Controller and CFO in the management of the Finance Department and its personnel. Working closely with the Controller, this role will handle all aspects related to financial reporting, internal controls, external audit, accounts payable and receivable, and manage and track donor restricted funds. The Assistant Controller will also be responsible for reviewing financial results with the Controller and CFO, and for performing other ad-hoc financial analyses and projects as requested.


  • Direct client groups across multiple programs throughout the Agency.

  • Partner with internal customers and external clients


  • Manage and support monthly financial close process.

  • Manage operational practices including AP٫ Management Reporting, Accounts Receivable etc.

  • Review and post journal entries٫ review invoices etc.

  • Reconcile GL Accounts, including Accounts Receivable, Advances, Loans, etc.

  • Assist in preparation of GAAP financial statements.

  • Manage and track donor restricted funds and maintain listing of Grant Sources.

  • Prepare Agency financial statements and provide explanations for budget to actual variances.

  • Prepare workpapers and assist with the annual Financial Audit

  • Participate in the preparation of reports for senior management, government, or other donors.

  • Assist Controller in training and development of finance personnel.

  • Research technical accounting issues for Controller and CFO as needed.

  • Manage bank reporting and required reports.

  • Continuous development of best practices with respect to internal controls, systems, and processes, including those applicable to purchasing, disbursement, and corporate credit cards; identify and advise on areas of Innovation, including where savings and/or business process improvement are possible or necessary.

  • Perform ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned by the Controller and CFO in a timely manner.


  • BS/BA in Accounting, required.

  • Bachelor's degree with 8 years of experience required.

  • CPA, or working towards a CPA, a plus.

  • Experience managing and tracking Donor Restricted Funds a plus.

  • Experience managing and reporting on Government Contracts a plus.

  • Previous experience managing staff, required.

  • Detail oriented and highly organized.

  • Skilled in time management and the ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Solid understanding of GAAP and applicable regulations.

  • Effective, persuasive written and verbal communication skills.

  • Confidence to present and articulate recommendations to senior leadership.

  • High proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and Intacct (a plus).


  • Generous PTO Policy

  • Competitive Salary

  • Medical & Dental Insurance

  • Pension Plan

  • 403b Retirement Plans

  • Discount Perks for Movies, Broadway Shows, and Amusement Parks, Etc.

  • Free Gym Membership to our Manny Cantor Center Gym & 14TH ST Y Gym

  • Discounts to programs at Educational Alliance

Limitations and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position.

EEO Info

Educational Alliance is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Educational Alliance takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Educational Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further information about Educational Alliance, please visit https://edalliance.org.