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Job Title : Controller - Affordable Housing(Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens)
Date Posted : January 9, 2020
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Under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will be responsible to direct accounting functions and operations of POP Management and POP Development. The Controller will be in charge to produce periodic financial reports, to maintain an adequate system of accounting records, and to ensure comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate the risk.

The Controller will safeguard the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results as well as compliance of financial reports with generally accepted accounting principles.



Strategic Planning – Fiscal Operations

  • Establish goals and objectives to achieve accountability in order to maximize performance.
  • Support CCBQ fiscal group in strategic planning of fiscal operations.

o Evaluate existing processes.

o Recommend/Implement changes to achieve efficiency.

o Identifying necessary technology enhancements for efficiency and financial transparency.


  • Lead all day-to-day finance operations and supervise a team of staff, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving department’s goals and objectives:

o Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Corporate Accounting, and Cash Management functions.

  • Manage Portfolio of Affordable Housing.

o 35 companies with the separate annual audits with various governing regulations and ownership structure.

o 65 tax returns – C-Corps (for profit and not-for profit), partnerships and limited liability companies.

o 65 companies’ annual consolidated audit.

  • Manage Development projects from $20M to $60M per annum.
  • Work closely with program leaders and their staff.
  • Ensure that all reporting guidelines and deadlines are met.

o To Inform them about finance and accounting procedures.

o To explore, how the finance function can support program operations.

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with various regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee the process of HUD budget rent increase.
  • Oversee claim coordinator group for:

o Day to day operations of REAC and PAGE.

o Monthly Closings

o Rent Rolls

o Tenants’ Security Deposits.

  • Evaluate various processed within the department for efficiency.
  • Monitor employees’ performance.
  • Train and develop employees.


  • Review and post all transactions to the general ledger.
  • Ensure all corporate allocations are processed in a timely manger.
  • Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis.
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system.
  • Review reports prepared by accountants:

o Budgets for accuracy in reasonableness.

o Quarterly Financials prepared for the investors, management, and various boards.

o Quarterly Analytical Reports.

o  Requests for withdrawals for capital work.


  • Ensure timely and complete issuance of financial statements.
  • Manage the production of the annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide financial analyses as needed.


  • Coordinate the timely provision of information to external auditors for the annual audits.
  • Coordinate calculation of debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required.
  • Certified Public Accountant License is a plus (Status may be expired or active however the License cannot be listed as Suspended, Rescinded, or Revoked).


  • At least five years of supervisory experience.
  • 10 years of experience, preferably in not-for-profit organization, or a combination of education and work experience.
  • Proficiency in Word Processing, Excel, Accounting, and Microsoft Applications. 
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills; oral and written, required.


  • May be required to lift at least 10 lbs.
  • Required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, and kneel.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and office equipment. 
  • Should be able to read printed materials and computer screens.

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