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

This is a part-time position and reports directly to the Senior Director of Finance (“SDF”). The Assistant Controller manages accounts payable/receivable, budgets, audits/tax returns, payroll, and reporting/filing. The Assistant Controller will assist the 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.

They work closely with department heads and their staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to learn how the finance team can support their program operations. This position is currently 95% remote and will be based in NYC when we determine it is safe and reasonable to return to an in-person work environment. We expect that to happen in early 2021.

Position Responsibilities

Accounting Leadership 

  • Co-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; confirm that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period
  • 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

Required Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in accounting or financial management role, including experience in complex nonprofit environments with multiple program sites
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. 
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of grants is essential
  • Strong computer skills, must be proficient with Excel and accounting systems.  Working knowledge of Intacct would be preferred
  • 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. The position is expected to begin as soon as we find the right candidate.

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. 


Our starting hourly wage for this role is $25 per hour. The requirement is for 20-25 hours per week.  

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
  • Two professional references will be requested before the final round of the interview process