Job Posting: Controller

Vacancy Announcement – April 19, 2013

Travel:                                                  Occasional
Position Location:                           Baltimore, MD
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for equal rights, seeks a highly experienced Controller to  support the CFO  in managing the day to day fiscal operations of the Association.  This position will require the ability to assist in managing and maintaining NAACP assets, tracking and monitoring revenue (unrestricted and temporarily restricted revenue), preparing financial reports, provide oversight in financial planning and analysis, forecasting, revenue and expenditure analysis, and assistance in the development of operating budgets.  The Controller will be responsible for the supervision, training and performance of Finance Department staff.

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will:

  • Maintain General ledger accounts and provide analysis of trends and significant changes.
  • Prepare account reconciliations, operating budgets, and analyze monthly financial statements, and operating variances.
  • Prepare state registration statements, foundation grant reports, and other financial reports as required.
  • Maintain and reconcile fixed asset schedules.
  • Reconcile sub-ledgers to general ledger account balances.
  • Perform monthly balance sheet and income statement budget variance analysis.
  • Prepare  monthly financial statements
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget
  • Prepare the draft of the IRS Form 990 and any related state filings
  • Work closely with department managers to assist in understanding their budget(s) and financial results
  • Responsible for grant accounting including:
    • establish, review and maintain grants and contributions files;
    • account for grants and contributions in the financial system;
    • prepare grants and contributions financial reports;
    • document policies and procedures for grants and contributions;
    • prepare monthly reconciliation of grants and contributions—Finance’s and Development’s records; and,
    • review and verify grant and contract revenue and related expenditures for documentation, compliance, and accuracy.
  • Perform or direct periodic internal review of transactions, accounting coding, and prepare any required correction or reclassification journal entries
  • Report results of internal reviews to the CFO with proposed corrective measures
  • Assist with external independent audits as needed
  • Assist with financial presentations for Board, staff, funders and other meetings as needed
  • Provide onsite assistance for NAACP events as needed.
  • Maximize the utilization of Finance staff in the performance and achievement of the duties and responsibilities of this position and the Finance Department.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited four year college or university is required
  • CPA or CMA certification required
  • Minimum of ten years experience in an accounting department of a large, multi-faceted organization
  • Non-profit accounting and operations experience preferred. Minimum 5 years in fiscal capacity with knowledge of non-profit accounting methods
  • Blackbaud Financial Edge  a plus
  • Contributions and  grants accounting  essential
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and presentation skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work independently, and demonstrate a sound understanding of generally accepted accounting principles in a non-profit environment
  • Personal commitment to NAACP’s mission and goals.

It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resume, cover letter, writing sample and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:

Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Fax:  (410) 580-5735