Our Mission

Philadelphia OIC is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy through education and job training.

Financial Controller



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Reports to: Chief Executive Officer


The Controller both oversees and performs the organization's financial planning and accounting practices. These functions include, but are not limited to, the General Ledger, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and managing audits in addition to the development and monitoring of the annual budget.  The Controller reports to the CEO, and undertakes special projects as assigned by the CEO. This role requires strong communication, interpersonal skills, and a strategic perspective. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs daily accounting functions such as accounts receivables and payable, payroll and financial report preparation.
  • Responsible for processing month end close of the books and records, including review and proper recording of expense entries, preparation of account reconciliations and review of credit card reconciliations.
  • Maintains internal control policies and records of financial transactions. 
  • Performs complex accounting entries involving non-profit procedures, correcting/adjusting and closing of journal entries.
  • Periodically reviews operating reports, vouchers, invoices, requisitions, purchase orders, and similar statements to ensure accuracy. 
  • Provides guidance on procedures and computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
  • Supports the appraisal of the organization's financial position and issues periodic reports to management on organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
  • Assists and coordinates the establishment of budget programs.
  • Coordinates tax reporting programs and investor relations activities.
  • Designs, improves, and maintains accounting policies and procedures to enhance general ledger operations, internal controls, and compliance. 
  • Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.
  • Assists with operational plans for working capital, cash management and reserve funds to assure they are controlled and safeguarded.
  • Remains up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
  • Performs all tasks and duties in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as necessary; remains flexible and adaptable in work schedules and work assignments as defined by departmental and organization needs.
  • Represents OIC in a manner that conveys professionalism, confidentiality, courtesy, fairness, personal integrity, and respect for others.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (MBA or Master’s degree preferred but not required)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license required 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ related financial experience at the management level within a non-profit (or comparable) organization, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and maintenance of various supporting schedules
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Proven stakeholder management skills
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to explain financial information to parties with varying degrees of financial understanding 

Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft office Suite; including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building 
  • Effective planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines