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Neighborhood Allies


429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1900
Pittsburgh, PA 15219






We’re Hiring | Neighborhood Allies Seeks a Controller

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VISION: We envision a Pittsburgh with healthy neighborhoods that are thriving, resilient, and livable for all.

MISSION: Neighborhood Allies works to support the people, organizations and partnerships committed to creating and maintaining healthy neighborhoods.

Position:          Controller

Status:             Full-time

Reports to:       President

Neighborhood Allies’ Controller is a key member of the management team who brings a strategic, farsighted financial management perspective to the organization’s plans for significant growth. The Controller reports to the President/CEO and is a Senior Leadership Team member who acts as the head of accounting and oversees the preparation of financial reports, such as balance sheets and income statements. In addition to preparing reports, the Controller’s responsibilities include daily, weekly, and monthly transactional entries, month-end close out, preparation of financial statements, monitoring internal controls, and leading in the budgeting process.

The Controller will have leadership responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial related activities. The Controller is responsible for all accounting, banking, payroll, budget, internal control, tax, audit and financial risk management.

The Controller understands and applies key financial information in the development of strategy, allocation of resources, capital expenditures, and overall enterprise decision-making. The position effectively allocates resources through the development and analysis of income and expense budgets, and is able to analyze the numbers associated with financial statements.

In addition, the Controller has oversight of the day-to-day management of the general ledger/finance system, which includes managing desired modifications to the existing system and developing policies and procedures related to management of the system. 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide management and oversight of all accounting activities related to the organization’s general accounting, funder and investor reporting, grant payments, and special project functions.
  • Facilitate all daily, weekly and monthly transaction entries, month-end reconciliations, and preparation of all financial statements.
  • Create and maintain effective reporting and analysis tools to allow for more informed and strategic decision making, including functional dashboards and scorecards for executive level users.
  • Assist the President and COO in the development and management of key financial ratios including Financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Operational KPIs, and Organizational KPIs.
  • Serves as primary interface with auditors and the accountants in support of the organization’s audited financial statements. Supervise preparation of schedules necessary for audit test work and footnotes for financial statements.
  • Partner with Information Technology to support and manage system integrations across all financial applications and ensure appropriate documentation of process flows for internal control purposes.
  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of tax regulatory filings for all entities which typically include both Form 990 and the Bureau of Charitable Organizations renewal application for the required states and others as needed.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of accounting policies/standards and procedures.
  • Oversee all Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Management, Section 4 Grants Management and/or State and Federal Management, including: Time Reporting, Billing, and Reconciliation.
  • Produce internal and external financial reports and analysis.
  • Manage and lead Finance Committee Meetings, routinely supporting the committee throughout the year.
  • Oversee and drive the Budgeting Process. Work with Management & Finance Committee to prepare an Operating Budget to be approved by the Board of Directors.


  • Eight or more years’ experience in progressively responsible financial leadership roles managing business operations (including strategic and tactical planning), compliance, risk management, quality control, organizational development/human resources and other general management functions. Experience working in a banking environment or real estate management a plus. Non-Profit Accounting Experience a plus as well.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks On-Line a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university. MBA, a plus.
  • CPA license a plus, with high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge of applicable nonprofit accounting, audits, and financial statement principles.
  • Possess working knowledge of applicable FASB Standards and Federal taxation for not-for-profit entities.
  • Possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and initiative in solving problems.
  • Possess team player management attitude.


Neighborhood Allies offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Neighborhood Allies

429 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1900

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

No phone calls please. Position will remain open until December 31, 2020 or until filled.


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