BridgePoint Associates
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Sep 13

Position description

Terrific Controller position with an international relations and policy nonprofit in Washington, D.C. The Controller will provide strategic oversight and manage the day-to-day accounting functions of a growing organization with a budget approaching $40 million, funded primarily by U.S. and foreign grants and contracts. Responsibilities will include the monthly close process, financial statement preparation, regulatory compliance, grants accounting, AP/AR, payroll, variance analysis and serving as the point of contact for the annual audit. The Controller will manage and mentor a team of four accounting professionals. Qualified candidates should have approximately 8+ years of related accounting experience, including time in a management role. Bachelor's degree is required. CPA and/or advanced degree is preferred. Experience with European and U.S. government grants is preferred. The salary range for this position is approximately $130,000 to $164,000 per year, with potential flexibility, based on experience, credentials, etc. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and operates on a hybrid schedule.


  • Manage the daily operations of the accounting department including monthly close, AP/AR, payroll, audits, and compliance
  • Ensure implementation and maintenance of effective internal controls
  • Maintain compliance with donor requirements, reporting and other financial regulations
  • Create monthly financial statements, analyses, and other reports
  • Assist the CFO on annual budgeting and forecasting
  • Collaborate with auditors on audits and prepare Form 990
  • Monitor grants and external revenue
  • Manage, mentor, and train a team of 4


  • Approximately 8+ years of relevant accounting experience, including time in a management role
  • Bachelor's degree is required; CPA or advanced degree preferred
  • Excellent understanding of GAAP and other accounting matters
  • Grant accounting experience
  • Previous work in NetSuite or similar general ledger accounting software
  • Experience with U.S. and European government grants preferred
  • Strong Excel skills including expressions, pivot tables, and lookups; comfortable working with large data sets

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