Repair the World is a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring people to give their time and effort to serve those in need in their communities. Repair the World has operations in Miami, Baltimore, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh to strengthen a culture of volunteering and service in the local community and beyond.


Repair the World is seeking a Controller. The ideal person is a detail-oriented self-starter who oversees the timely and accurate financial processes and presentation of our financial records. This position will start off directly supervising the finance manager, and indirectly supervising the accounting assistant. This position is based in Repair’s New York office.


  • Assume full responsibility for General Ledger and Accounts Receivables/Payables
  • Perform a timely and consistent month-end close process including preparation of monthly financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Complete monthly account analysis process, including bank reconciliations, all monthly accruals, and adjusting journal entries
  • Preparation and maintenance of supporting schedules including depreciation, rent, prepaid expenses, and accrued liabilities
  • Plan and coordinate annual audit and tax return preparation with independent CPA firm
  • Ensure restricted and unrestricted grants are accounted for properly in accounting system and maintain accompanying schedules for restricted grants
  • Establish procedures and proactively implement changes to improve processes and gain efficiencies
  • Set and enforce internal control procedures
  • Manage banking relationships and daily/monthly cash flow
  • Work with internal departments to ensure budget and financial policy compliance


Core Competencies

  • BA in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a senior accounting or financial management role
  • Impeccable organizational skills
  • Deep understanding of accounting systems and full accounting cycle
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • Grasp complex concepts and systems quickly
    • Be responsible, resourceful, and proactive
    • Prioritize under pressure, multitask effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Highly competent in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong work ethic and desire to be part of a hard-working, highly engaged and highly accountable team
  • Flexibility and good humor


For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume here by November 2, 2018. The position is expected to begin January 2019, although some flexibility may be available for the right candidate.


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.

People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds


Salary commensurate with experience. Our generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage; 401k matching; funds for professional development; paid parental leave; support for childcare during retreats and trainings; paid time off for service, vacation, and Jewish and American holidays; and more!