Join the YMCA of Metro Fort Worth as our next Controller. View the full job profile here.
Job Description

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth impacts lives every day. We are a leading non-profit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are currently looking to expand our leadership team by adding a Controller to our financial department. Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller provides direction and leadership for YMCA accounting and business operations, oversees accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports. Ensures a system of strong internal controls and maintains fiscal soundness. Coordinates the annual external audit, annual budget, and the preparation of information for outside funders. Works proactively with CFO and leadership team on analysis and financial projections.

Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. As a cause driven leader you are expected to be:

•    Welcoming – Accept neighbors eagerly, warmly, hospitably, and as equal participants. 

•    Nurturing – To care for, support, and help develop through encouragement. 

•    Hopeful – Take an optimistic or positive view of future outcomes. 

•    Determined – To devote full strength and concentrated attention to the cause. 

•    Genuine – To be honest and open in relationships with others. 

We act with intentionality to connect people to our cause.  Join us and help transform lives!

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent.
  2. Possess or working towards an Accounting Designation, such as Certified Public Accountant preferred.
  3. Five years of experience or more in a supervisory accounting role.
  4. Experience in a nonprofit environment preferred.
  5. Knowledge of internal controls
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  7. Advanced ability to develop and use spreadsheets and standard business software systems.
  8. Effective communicator as well as strong interpersonal, research and organizational skills.
  9. Strong business analytical skills and business acumen.
  10. Ability to work as team member, to relate to other employees in a positive manner, emphasizing cooperation and teamwork.
  11. Ability to work with all levels of the Association, display leadership skills and articulate steps to meet deadlines and reporting requirements.
  12. Ability to think critically and problem solve at a high level.
Essential Functions
  1. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates accounting personnel.
  2. Develops, prepares and provides workpapers to outside auditors during yearly financial audit.  Provides audited financial reports as needed.
  3. Manages and assists with preparation of annual budget and quarterly estimates.
  4. Ensures timely, accurate preparation of monthly journal entries, financial statements, bank reconciliations, and GL account reconciliations.
  5. Analyzes and maintains records on all association transactions.
  6. Analyzes financial statements.
  7. Develops, coordinates, and maintains association chart of accounts to include new accounts, PCS codes, branches, and/or centers.
  8. Develops and implements accounting policies and internal controls.  
  9. Develops and implements new accounting related initiatives.
  10. Designs and implements practices, processes, and procedures for strong fiscal management.
  11. Maintains an accounting system to accomplish the proper recording and reporting of all operations, transactions, assets, and liabilities of the YMCA for all funds.
  12. Maintains records, and prepares various internal and external reports, including reports for various federal and state agencies.
  13. Assists in preparation of the IRS Form 990 tax return.
  14. Coordinates and supervises operating cash flow management.
  15. Assists CFO with projects as needed.
  16. Assume all other responsibilities as deemed necessary or assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

•    Fiscal Management - Manages the Y’s resources responsibly and sustains the Y’s nonprofit business model.

•    Critical Thinking & Decision Making - Makes informed decisions based on logic, data, and sound judgment.

•    Developing Self & Others - Develops self and supports others (e.g., staff, volunteers, members, program participants), both formally and informally, to achieve their highest potential.

•    Communication & Influence - Listens and expresses self effectively and in a way that engages, inspires, and builds commitment to the Y’s cause.

•    Project Management - Ensures project goals are met and intended impact occurs.


To put Christian principles into practice through programs, services and relationships that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


The YMCA is an organization that serves all people, from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Our purpose is to strengthen community. Our areas of impact include:

•    Youth Development: Empowering young people to reach their full potential.

•    Healthy Living: Improving individual and community well-being.

•    Social Responsibility: Providing support and inspiring action in our communities.

Required Certifications


The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth offers a competitive salary and benefits package for selected candidates.

The yearly salary range for this position is $75,000 - $93,000 and will be commensurate with the selected candidates experience.

The YMCA provides competitive health, dental, and vision benefits. Long-term disability, a medical and dependent care reimbursement plan, employee assistance plan, free family membership, discounts on Y programs including summer camps, enrichment classes, youth sports, childcare and more! Eligible to enroll in a 403 (b) tax-deferred account at beginning of employment. 12% retirement paid by the YMCA upon meeting eligibility requirements. Paid time off (PTO) based on hours worked and years of service. Training and leadership development opportunities.