Regional Controller

Philadelphia 19102, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

To work closely and collaboratively with regional management and central office leadership to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the AFSC’s financial results and associated reports. The Regional Controller actively participates in financial and operational: a) reporting, b) operational research and analysis, and c) grant submissions and post-award reporting and compliance; and d) developing and analyzing capital and operating budgets.


The key responsibilities of the Regional Controller include the following:

  • Serve as Finance’s primary point of contact for regions and central office units, providing day-to-day financial oversight and support and responding to inquiries and requests.
  • Develop an understanding of regional operations and the impact of financial activities on programs. Assist regional and central office staff in their understanding and analysis of financial information.
  • Work directly with financial and operational report users to review and analyze reports against budgeted amounts to ensure financial and operational accountability.
  • Work with the regions and the central office units to provide financial and operational research and analysis services. Create, maintain and update standard report formats and generate ad hoc reports as necessary and appropriate.
  • Actively participate in AFSC Grants Management Team (Program, Development and Finance Departments). Provide grant support, including assisting with proposal budget development, designing and generating financial reports for grantors and audits, and identifying and collaborating to resolve grant compliance issues.
  • Actively participate in the annual budget and budget revision processes. Collaborate with regional and central office staff to monitor financial results against budget and identifying, explaining and resolving variances.
  • Process general ledger entries for US regions and central office units; provide general ledger support to international regions. This includes (but is not limited to) expense allocations, cost distributions, transfers, adjustments, and revenue recognition.
  • Reconcile regional balance sheet accounts. Identify problems and take appropriate action for resolution.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date currency exchange information.
  • Special projects as assigned by supervisor, including providing backup coverage for accountants when required.




  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting of financial management or equivalent in experience.



  • At least five years of experience in a computer-based business environment with accounting, financial analysis, grants management and reporting responsibilities.
  • Experience working with annual operating budgets of $6 million or greater involving high volumes of finance and accounting transactions with allocations across multiple programs or projects.
  • Previous controller/assistant controller, and international non-profit experience a plus.


  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Excel including pivot tables and advanced formulas and intermate skills in word-processing required. Working knowledge using Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon) or equivalent experience with multi-user accounting software preferred. Experience with Microsoft Access or other database programs considered a plus.
  • Experienced with financial and operating data analysis, report design, and the presentation of quantitative information, including account reconciliation and budget to actual comparisons
  • Ability to effectively communicate quantitative information verbally and in writing to audiences with varying levels of financial sophistication.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to multi-task and to work collaboratively and cooperatively, as a member of a team. Must be organized and able to set priorities and to ensure timely completion of responsibilities. Able to work in a high-traffic area with frequent interruptions. Willing to work on various tasks as assigned.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule as needed. Ability to work overtime in peak periods required.
  • Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC regarding issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.

COMPENSATION: Salary Range 15 – Exempt – Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan, plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker’s compensation and social security.


To Apply: For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your application at


The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is represented.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

Contact: AFSC Employment Unit

Salary: Salary Range starts at $54,416



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