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Lymphoma Research Foundation
October 28, 2022
New York City
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Megan Denecour


The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) seeks a Controller to support its Finance Department. Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, the Controller will be responsible for managing the accounting, budgeting, reporting, and treasury functions of the organization. This includes all aspects of the accounting function, strategic fiscal planning, and management of daily financial operations. The Controller will provide timely and accurate financial reports and budgetary analysis for the Foundation senior leadership team, staff, and the Board of Directors.

Located in New York City, LRF is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives, and patient services. The Foundation’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by the disease.

About the Foundation

LRF is dedicated to finding a cure for lymphoma, the most common form of blood cancer, by funding biomedical research and supporting the next generation of lymphoma researchers. With the guidance of the Foundation’s prestigious Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which is comprised of 45 of the world’s leading lymphoma experts, LRF invests in the research and scientists which have the greatest potential to improve our understanding of lymphomas and lead to improved treatment options for patients. To date, the Foundation has funded more than $70 million in research focused on the origins and treatment of lymphoma.

Through comprehensive disease guides and publications, in-person conferences, and online resources, the Foundation provides education for people with lymphoma, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. A robust suite of LRF patient services provide direct support to people who have received a lymphoma diagnosis. These services include the national Lymphoma Helpline, a Clinical Trials Information Service, Lymphoma Support Network, and patient aid grant program. An industry leader in digital communications, the Foundation maintains a strong presence on multiple social media platforms and has won national awards for its innovative use of social media to educate cancer patients. LRF developed a first of its kind mobile app for people with lymphoma which was recognized by Apple as one of the best medical apps in the country. The Foundation also provides continuing medical education programs designed to increase the knowledge, skills and performance of healthcare professionals who treat and care for people with lymphoma.

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About the Opportunity

LRF seeks a talented and experienced professional to join as Controller. The position is based at the LRF New York City office and reports to the Senior Director of Finance (SDF). Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Foundation staff are working remotely; when the office re-opens it is expected that all New York-based staff will work in the office.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with all non-profit regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenues, costs, payables, program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Supervise the monthly closing process and maintain a calendar and checklist of due dates for financial statements, internal reports, and contract deliverables; process all related financial activity.
  • Review required journal entries and adjustments as well as complex entries for accuracy and completeness and responsible for the accuracy of all general ledger account balances.
  • Produce monthly financial statements, internal management reports, corresponding variance analyses, and forecast reports.
  • Maintain and coordinate the completion of supplementary account schedules for financial reporting.
  • Maintain and coordinate grant oversight and reporting.
  • Under the supervision of the SDF, coordinate the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors, prepare financial and regulatory audit schedules and supporting documentation, and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal financial reporting requirements.
  • Prepare year-end tax reports and other regulatory filings.
  • Prepare grant scheduling and reporting.
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of departments.
  • Under the supervision of the SDF, manage and track performance of invested assets.
  • Manage and administer organization’s banking, insurance, and credit relationships.
  • Manage investment activity and schedules.
  • Provide financial information for internal grant applications and grant reconciliation reports, as requested.
  • Process, record and oversee organization's payroll function and employee benefits administration.
  • Assist in the onboarding and offboarding of employees.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of accounting and financial procedures.
  • Participate in other projects as assigned by the SDF.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of directly related experience.
  • Strong technical accounting skills including understanding of GAAP.
  • Previous extensive professional experience as deputy director of finance, accounting supervisor, or manager in a dynamic environment; experience with non-profit/ exempt organization accounting preferred.
  • Previous supervision experience of accounting staff and highly skilled at staff management, coaching and development.
  • Expertise and best practice knowledge on streamlining and implementing consistent accounting processes.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, projections and presentations.
  • Highly accountable and trustworthy with the ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, collaborative team culture.
  • Excellent ability to set priorities and manage against timelines, including multiple concurrent deliverables.
  • Well-developed written, oral, interpersonal communication skills with a high degree of sensitivity for confidentiality.
  • Experience presenting financial status in an understandable way to financial and non-financial colleagues.
  • Past experience successfully partnering with IT staff to manage critical financial management systems.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite; experience with Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge.

How To Apply

The salary range for this position is $90,000-$140,000.

Please email resume and cover letter to and put “Controller” in the subject line.