Global Controller

Global Controller

Global Controller 150 150 MMB
Moishe House
June 5, 2023
New York City
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Marina Braginsky


Global Controller

at Moishe House (View all jobs)

Moishe House Hub Office: Encinitas, CA (preferred), Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, NYC, or Washington, DC

Who We Are:

Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 150 communities in over 40 countries, and we’re still growing!

Moishe House seeks an experienced Global Controller to lead all day-to-day finance operations including accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration, and managing the team performing these functions. The Global Controller ensures that Moishe House has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Global Controller works closely with program leaders and their staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures, but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations. Additionally, the Global Controller partners with the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer and senior leadership to champion the automation of process flows throughout the organization with staff training and systems integrations.

This position reports to the Chief Finance and Administrative Officer and is based in a Moishe House Hub Office, with preference for Encinitas, CA.

All voices are needed at Moishe House (please see our identity statements for more detail). Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do: 

  • You understand and believe in our mission, value being part of a strong team, and bring creativity, innovation, and a commitment to work ethic.
  • You have a deep knowledge of nonprofit business operations, with specific focus on finance and accounting processes.
  • You’ll provide finance and accounting leadership through:
    • Overseeing accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
    • Establishing and maintaining internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs and program budgets, and actual expenditures.
    • Coordinating internal and external audit activity.
    • Consistently analyzing financial data and presenting financial reports in an accurate and timely manner, clearly communicating monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, and monitoring progress and changes, while keeping senior leadership abreast of Moishe House's financial status.
    • In partnership with the CFAO, manages the annual budgeting, projections, and planning process, and administering and reviewing all financial plans, comparing to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and correct variances as appropriate.
    • Supporting the CFAO in engaging the board's audit and finance committees around issues and trends in financial operations.
    • Overseeing all financial, project/program and grants accounting, working with program managers to ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period, and assembling financial reporting materials for grants.
    • Managing organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with the Development and Program teams to assess the financial efficacy of program operations, and establishing finance and administrative processes to support program operations.
  • You'll lead the Finance Team through:
    • Providing direct supervision, training, development, coaching, and performance management for a high performing and growing team of finance professionals.
    • Leveraging strengths of the current finance team and outsourced accounting teams.
    • Strengthening internal communications and collaborations among staff at all levels throughout the organizations.
    • Taking responsibility for strategic, operational, and fiscal management of the department.
  • You have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in accounting or finance-related field, and have a minimum of 10 years of all facets of nonprofit and/or government accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by increasing responsibility through experience in gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • You have significant experience coordinating audit activities and managing financial reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, fund accounting, reconciliations, and consolidations, in a corporate structure with multiple entities.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years' experience building, leading, and developing a team of full-time finance professionals.
  • You have a successful track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of individual and foundation grants.
  • You have experience in multi-currency reconciliations, reporting, and transactions. Specific experience with Europe, Eastern Europe and the FSU, preferred.
  • You are technologically savvy, with experience in a high-growth environment, where you developed accounting processes and tools for new products or services, selected and oversaw software installations, and managed relationships with software vendors.
  • You have advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software, and strong skills in learning and quickly adapting to new cloud-based platforms and applications. Significant experience with Sage Intacct and Salesforce CRM, or equivalent, required.
  • You have keen analytic and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
  • You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board members or other outside partners.
  • You have the ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • You are eligible to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
  • You embrace and demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!

The Fine Print:

This position is based in one of our U.S. Hub Offices (Encinitas, CA (preferred); Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; or NYC), and reports to the Chief Finance Administrative Officer.

Our team works a hybrid schedule at our Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week.

Moishe House requires "full vaccination" for all staff to travel, work in offices, and participate in any Moishe House group gatherings. We use the CDC's definition of "full vaccination" as the standard, with variations based on country as needed.

How Moishe House Pays You:

The starting salary range for our positions is based on geographic location, job requirements, and the skillset, education, and experience you bring to the role.

  • Starting salary range for this position:
    • Charlotte, NC: $115k - $120k
    • Encinitas, CA, Chicago, IL: $120k - $125k
    • NYC or DC: $125k - $130k
  • Annual merit-based increases

·       If your salary expectations are different and you have more experience than required, let’s talk!

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:

Moishe House provides a robust compensation package for our employees, including health benefits, time off, and retirement planning:

  • Healthcare: Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Time off: 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment (additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance) PLUS office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k): up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community!
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms, and more through Plum Benefits
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunity to work in one of our Moishe House Hub Offices (Charlotte, Chicago, Encinitas, CA, Washington, DC, or NYC!)

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • $1,500 annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice through the Jewish Learning Collaborative
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunity for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
Step 1: Apply on our website with your resume and cover letter, and you'll hear back from us!
Step 2: Video interview using a web-based platform
Step 3: Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
Step 4: We'll check your references to hear about your past experience
Step 5: Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!

How To Apply

Step 1: Apply on our site here ( with your resume and cover letter, and you'll hear back from us!
Step 2: Video interview using a web-based platform
Step 3: Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
Step 4: We'll check your references to hear about your past experience
Step 5: Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!