Assistant Controller

Friends of Israel Defense Forces | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/07/2024

About Us

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is a humanitarian nonprofit that provides life-changing support for the courageous young men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). We transform their lives through empowering educational, financial, well-being, and cultural initiatives as they protect the State of Israel and her people. Inspired by them, we strive to champion a culture of courage worldwide, ensuring a secure and thriving Israel today and forever.

Our community of supporters and staff are passionate, courageous, and impactful. Our work is driven by core values that transcend gender, age, political leanings, nationality, and religion. Our vital mission and breadth of programs resonate with a diverse array of supporters – all are welcome!

Our workplace is vibrant and dynamic, encouraging bold creativity, ingenuity, and vision. We’re searching for new talent to contribute to our mission and team.

For more information on Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, please visit FIDF’s website


About the Role 

The Assistant Controller will oversee the Accounting Manager, Programs Finance Manager, and ADR (receivables) to liaise with Israel operations, Legal, and grantees to provide financial expertise and assistance with grants administration and Accounting Manager oversight.  The Assistant Controller will report to the Controller.  


Essential Job Duties

The Assistant Controller will oversee the Accounting Manager (receivables, help desk), Administrator of Donor Records (revenue, cash applications), and Programs Compliance to liaise with Development, Grantors, Legal, and Israel operations to provide financial expertise and assistance with grants administration and Accounting Manager oversight. The Assistant Controller will report to the Controller.   

  • Supervises, coaches, and counsels’ direct reports
  • Grant Accounting
    • Managing grant project IDs in Financial Edge and reconciling grant fund balances.
    • Oversight of processing grant payment requests and recording program transfers in Financial Edge.
    • Reviewing and advising on requests for grant modifications.
    • Analyzes and compiles grant data into composite reports as needed.
    • Assists in the collection, consolidation, and maintenance of grant data necessary to meet reporting and evaluation requirements.
    • Assists grantees and staff from across the organization with reviewing and monitoring grant information, including program grantmaking budgets, grantee budgets, and financial reports, grant payments. 
    • Ensures compliance with the organization’s policies and legal requirements for grants.
  • General Support / Assistant to the Controller
    • Look for opportunities within the direct reports and overall Finance team to improve policies, procedures, and controls. 
    • Provide support for the independent auditors' requested information for the annual audit report, 403b audit report and the 990-tax return.
    • Timely and accurate maintenance of the General Ledger and related books and records of the organization
    • Analyzes, reviews, and calculates, the non-deductible amount for each FIDF event. 
    • Reviews and approves weekly AP requests. 
    • Reviews and approves biweekly payroll for direct reports.
    • Super user of Blackbaud Raisers Edge CRM and Financial Edge software
  • Works with regional staff on various questions and issues, as well as headquarters and departments on various questions and issues.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with managing Grants, managing a staff, and accounting.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Experience in financial reporting.
  • Proficient in computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office.
  • Collaborative workstyle, effective working in and across teams.
  • Experience with Blackbaud, Financial Edge, or Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Refining and documenting policies, processes, and procedures
  • Administrate program compliance procedures including program audits and reviews




Medical, Dental, Vision, Early dismal for Shabbat, 403b with employer matching, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, FSA, Jewish and Federal paid holidays, sick days and vacation.



How to apply:

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FIDF is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.


Salary145,000.00 - 165,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance
Organization Type
Global Nonprofit | Fundraising
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
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