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Assistant Controller | Tarrytown, NY

Assistant Controller | Tarrytown, NY
February 6, 2024 Chitra Sharma

Educational institution in Tarrytown, NY is seeking an Assistant Controller. The Assistant Controller will work closely with and assist the CFO by assuming responsibility for the day-to-day functions of accounting, financial reporting, and the annual audit.

Assistant Controller’s Responsibilities:

Accounting/account reconciliations  

● Maintain the General Ledger, including posting and closing of the accounting periods and fiscal years

● Prepares for the annual audit by creating various year-end schedules and entering the appropriate adjusting entries

● Provides external auditors with information and explanations concerning accounting and entries prior to, during, and after audit field work

● Establishes and maintains a system of internal controls, including accounting procedures, ensuring those are carried out effectively and efficiently and evaluates internal accounting controls, as needed

● Reconciling and posting purchases made via school credit card to appropriate G/L accounts

● Ensures proper allocation to G/L of receipts and expenses and corrective journal entries as needed

● Assists in financial statement preparation and timely submission of various financial information internally and externally

● Prepare account reconciliations for various balance sheet and P&L accounts on a monthly or quarterly including but not limited to:

Bank reconciliations

Investment Account reconciliations including the endowment

Pledge Receivable

Other Assets

Fixed Assets

Accounts Payable and Accrued Expenses

Other liabilities

Unrestricted and Restricted Revenues

Tuition revenue

Payroll Expense


● Prepares and executes funding of employee retirement and HSA accounts with third party administrators

● Prepares and record payroll journal entries for each payroll processed and ensures that all payroll entries/changes are justified and properly documented

● Advises CFO of fund transfers to required for each pay period

Financial Reporting

● Provides monthly budget versus actual report to all departments and responds to questions


● Bachelor’s Degree. CPA highly preferred

● Minimum 5-7 years of relevant accounting experience

● Fluent in preparation and creation of Excel spreadsheets and operation of accounting systems and GAAP standards; knowledge of Blackbaud and or Veracross financial software is a plus

● Should be enthusiastic about the job, detail oriented, and able to maintain high level of accuracy in performing job responsibilities

● Team player with interpersonal skills and ability to get along well with diverse personalities

● Self-starter, resourceful, well organized, with the ability to work well without supervision

● Excellent communications skills

● Support the School and the Finance Office functions in implementing the school’s programs and activities

● Takes initiative. Multi-tasker, problem solver.

● Ability to maintain confidentiality

Salary range $100,000-$110,000