Position Title: Controller
Department: Accounting & Finance
Classification: Exempt
Direct Report: Chief Operating Officer


I. Position Summary

World Monuments Fund (WMF) seeks a qualified professional for the role of Controller. This individual is an accounting professional who will quickly and effectively play a hands-on role in the daily operations of the accounting function, manage the accounting team, and manage all aspects of the organization’s accounting and finance records.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer the Controller, with the assistance of two direct reports, will have responsibilities that include general accounting recordkeeping; all activities of payroll and retirement plans; accounts payable and accounts receivable; preparing and reconciling month-end closings; financial planning and reporting; as well as preparing and managing all aspects of the budget.

Other duties include maintaining and improving internal accounting controls; reviewing and establishing accounting policies and procedures; all tracking and reporting on grant-funded projects (for domestic & international donors, partners, and state agencies); serving as the subject matter expert on all GAAP accounting and tax standards, regulations, and legislation; and be the primary coordinator of all audit activities, in preparation of year-end financial statements and federal form 990.

The Controller will take ownership of the cash flow and revenue cycles including billing and expense management. She/he/they will also build and interpret revenue and expense forecast models, using the same to inform optimal decisions and financial planning; maintain the investment portfolio (as directed by WMF’s Investment Committee); prepare monthly reports and maintain all endowment records.

II. Responsibilities:

  • Manage all general ledger activity to ensure monthly reports are completed on time and the general ledger is in accordance with GAAP and FASB standards.
  • Prepare Financials and all other needed materials for Board meetings as required by the COO.
  • Manage monthly financial close, including reconciliations of operating, payroll, fixed assets, journal entries, endowment accounts, and ongoing variances.
  • Analyze and prepare all Grant Reporting accounts and distribute Grant Reports accordingly.
  • Oversee recording of all contributions in the general ledger; monitor pledge receivables,
  • keep track of outstanding balances, and complete monthly reconciliation with Development.
  • Prepare and perform all annual responsibilities and accountabilities for Annual Audit.
  • Implementation of a new Financial Software System (Planned for FY24).
  • Maintain and organize financial, payroll, and endowment record-keeping practices and files.
  • With the COO; prepares and distributes official financial organizational correspondence, memos, letters, reports, or other documents as requested/required.
  • Perform other duties as workload necessitates.

III. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of accounting and financial experience.
  • Previous experience as a Controller in an international non-profit is preferred.
  • First-Hand user experience and expertise with MIP Financial Software (Intacct & RE is a plus).
  • Strong work ethic with proven ability to meet internal and external deadlines.
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to provide a positive working and learning environment for staff.
  • Ability to take initiative and interface with all levels of staff and senior executives both internal and external to the organization while maintaining tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to prioritize, work independently, and handle multiple, complex tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, with diverse personalities and styles and at different levels of seniority.
  • Ability to compile, report, and analyze information succinctly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, and organizational skills are a must.
  • Strong proficiency in virtual meeting software required
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Products is required (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)

EEO Statement:

The World Monuments Fund provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, genetics, creed, national origin, age, disability, marital and/or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. The World Monuments Fund is a NY State at-will employer. In addition to federal law requirements, World Monuments Fund also complies with all other applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and or operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

IV. Compensation and Benefits:

The World Monuments Fund offers a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including paid time off, wellness and sick time off, holiday time off, and a multitude of other insurance benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a fully comprehensive retirement plan. The Controller position is based in mid-town Manhattan, New York; with the opportunity to work in a hybrid work mode, as workload necessitates.

The salary range for this position will be within the $115K - $140K range annually, based on commensurate experience. WMF requires that all employees entering the workplace be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption is granted as a medical or religious accommodation.


Application Procedure:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to
Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.