Repair the World | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/30/2021


Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. We believe that service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2030, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.

Position Overview

Repair the World is seeking an experienced accountant, skilled financial analyst and strong communicator to join the team as our next Controller. The Controller manages accounts payable/receivable, budgets, audits/tax returns, payroll, and reporting/filing. The Controller will assist the Senior Director of Finance (SDF) in developing, implementing, and overseeing all financial and accounting systems, controls, policies, and practices to ensure compliance with organizational policies, GAAP, and applicable laws and regulations. This full-time position reports directly to the Senior Director of Finance. 

The Controller will work closely with department heads and staff to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures as well as to learn how the finance team can support operational efficiency and our continued growth. The preferred location for this role is New York City, however qualified remote candidates will be considered. Repair’s National office is currently operating primarily remotely and will return to the office when we determine it is safe and reasonable to return to an in-person work environment. We expect that to happen in early 2022.

Position Responsibilities

Accounting Leadership 
  • Manage the Accountant to complete the proper execution of all accounting systems and functions to secure fidelity of data and timely periodic internal and external reporting as the organization continues to grow
  • Perform a timely and consistent month-end close process including preparation of monthly financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Oversee all program and grants accounting; collaborate with the Program and Development teams to ensure that the expenditures are aligned with grant and program budgets
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and analysis, including but not limited to:
    • Balance Sheet Account reconciliations 
    • Grant and revenue management
    • Ensure the accounts payable are paid in a timely manner, A/R is collected promptly, and debt and lease payments are made in accordance with agreements
Financial Operations 
  • Responsible for the execution of accurate and timely payroll
  • Establish financial procedures and proactively implement changes to gain efficiencies
  • Set and enforce internal control procedures
  • Analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements;
  • Maintain reporting calendar and ensure that reporting deadlines are reviewed and met by the accounting team
      Audit Management and Compliance
  • Assist in planning and coordinating annual audit and tax return preparation with independent CPA firm
  • Manage and coordinate the provision of information required so tax return preparers may prepare the annual IRS Form 990 information returns

Position Requirements

We know that you may not have all the skills listed. We encourage you to apply even if you only check some of the boxes.

Required Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 5-7 years of professional experience in accounting or financial management roles, including experience in complex nonprofit environments with multiple program sites.  Supervision experience is also required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. 
  • Experience with grants management including compliance and reporting.
  • Strong computer skills, must be proficient with Excel/Google Sheets and accounting systems.  Working knowledge of Intacct is a plus.
  • Strong work ethic and desire to be part of a hard-working, highly engaged and accountable team.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful and concise cover letter here. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. 

Repair the World Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

The organization provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 


Compensation at Repair the World is determined based on salary band for the role and location. Starting salary for this role is dependent on location and starts at a range of $90,000 - $100,000 if you have 5-7 years of related experience and are in NY. If you have more experience than that, let’s talk. 

Benefits package includes: paid time off for service in addition to vacation and holidays; employer pays 100% for employee medical/dental/vision coverage and 50% for dependents; retirement matching, and professional development funds. In addition, employees that have been with Repair for at least a year are eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Application process

The process for the hired applicant will include the following steps:

  • Submission of Cover Letter and Resume.
  • Applicants moved forward will have a first round screening with a member of Repair’s Operations team.
  • Applicants that move forward from a first round interview will have a second round interview with our Senior Director of Finance and Accountant.
  • The final round interview will be with Repair’s President and CEO and another member of Repair’s Executive Team.
  • All finalists will need to provide 2 professional references.
Salary90000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance
Organization Type
Community Relations | Other | Outreach
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | transportation | vision
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