Assistant Controller - Operations (Association Office)

The YMCA of Greater New York is looking for an Assistant Controller who will administer, maintain, and control accounting activity...
Job Description

SALARY: $130,000 - $140,000 Annually

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.
The YMCA of Greater New York is looking for an Assistant Controller, who under the direction of, and in conjunction with, the VP Finance, will administer, maintain, and control accounting activity in accordance with the financial policies of the Association. This position is responsible for monthly and annual book close. In addition, the Assistant Controller will coordinate and oversee aspects of the Annual Financial Statement Audit. 


The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting. CPA is required.
  • At least four (4) years of successful experience, including not-for-profit accounting.
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of all aspects of accounting and government contracts as they relate to the position.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Emotional intelligence.
Essential Functions
  • Develop and manage systems, procedures, and instructions implementing accounting policies and programs governing the establishment and maintenance of records of the Association’s assets, liabilities, net assets, income, and expenses.
  • Works closely with the VP Finance and Finance team and assists the Executive Directors and Business Managers in the establishment and maintenance of records of the Association.
  • Monitors and coordinates methods of information processing applications as they relate to the collection, analysis, and retrieval of financial information. Significant lead responsibilities with the implementation of new systems, including Salesforce and Workday.
  • Lead the monthly and yearly book close for the Association and related financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Implement changes in GAAP.
  • Assist in managing budgeting software applications for the annual budgeting process. Work with staff across the Association to ensure the budget is prepared accurately and timely. Significant responsibilities in the selection of and implementation of new budgeting software.
  • Work with branches to ensure timely collection of accounts receivable.
  • Coordinates and oversees aspects of the financial statement audit.
  • Directs the preparation and filing of corporate tax returns and the coordination of all matters related to taxes.
    Responsible for other accounting areas and matters as assigned.
  • Supervise and train staff in a largely remote environment, with the expectation of returning to the office in the future.