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Director of Finance / Controller


The Tikvah Fund, a private educational and publishing foundation in New York City, seeks a full time Director of Finance/Controller. The strongest applicants will be interested in Tikvah’s mission and capable of supervising or directly handling the following core responsibilities:

—Cash management/accounts payable/accounts receivable:

  • Record all deposits & bank debits
  • Write all checks, ensuring that proper backup is on file
  • Prepare, process, and record all wire transfers
  • Record and allocate all payments, making journal entries when necessary
  • Monthly bank reconciliations for 6 bank accounts
  • Create advertising invoices and record subscription income for publications
  • Distribute, reconcile, pay, and record monthly Amex statements

—Payroll and benefits administration:

  • Serve as payroll and benefits administrator; liaise with outside HR management company
  • Process, review, and record semi-monthly payroll, including time sheets for hourly staff
  • Set up payroll for new employees; process any updates for current employees

—Monthly reporting:

  • Prepare monthly variance reports, supporting schedules, and monthly funding requests
  • Reconcile intercompany loan accounts
  • Record monthly investment activity

—Tax and audit preparation:

  • Work with auditors on audit fieldwork, prepare necessary documents, and answer questions throughout the process
  • Research/implement internal control and other recommendations resulting from annual audit
  • Prepare Expenditure Responsibility Forms for tax returns
  • Review quarterly estimated tax payments and annual tax returns
  • Work with HR management company on annual W2 preparation
  • Work with external accountants on annual 1099 and 1042S preparation


  • Prepare and update strategic budget and other financial reports
  • Maintain Chart of Accounts and related Budget Codes
  • Consult with program staff on intersection of finances and strategy


    • Advanced skills in QuickBooks, MS Excel, and Word

Knowledge of Israel and Hebrew Language ability a strong plus.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Linda Nagelberg at lnagelberg@tikvahfund.org. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, November 3, 2017.