Finance New York City, New York


New York Public Radio is seeking a hands-on Controller to manage the daily activities of the Finance Department and to prepare monthly financial analyses of operations. The Controller is responsible for managing the company's financial policies and procedures, its accounting practices and the maintenance of its fiscal records. The position is responsible for ensuring organizational compliance with general accounting controls and generally accepted accounting principles.

This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer and manages a small team of 4 people. 


  • Manage all accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury, general ledger and revenue recognition
  • Lead the timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual general ledger closing process to include verifying accuracy and appropriateness of accounting entries, preparation, review and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Maintain capital asset and depreciation schedules
  • Motivate and lead finance team members by clarifying roles and providing helpful feedback
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly departmental financial reports
  • Partner with financial planning group in the preparation and monitoring of effective budgeting and forecasting
  • Liaising with business units to ensure accuracy in data and transactions
  • Perform treasury management and monitoring activities including preparation of cash transfers
  • Manage the preparation of required documentation for internal and external auditors
  • Manage and comply with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Monitor and development operational procedures and documentation of internal controls and policies to strengthen best practices
  • Oversee the bi-weekly payroll process and related
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems
  • Create and implement new systems to streamline and improve processes


  • BS Degree in Accounting 
  • CPA certification preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in financial management 
  • Non-Profit experience and media industry experience is a plus
  • Excellent technical computer skills 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written 
  • Effective in managing staff 
  • Previous accounting controller or related experience 
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • This position requires honesty; integrity; reliability; high attention to detail; critical thinking and problem-solving skills.   

Additional Information

This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, and generous time off benefits including vacation, personal and sick time and parental leave.

This role is currently operating remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office/studio sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and may be expected to work from the New York office in a hybrid capacity within the next few months. 

Given this role will be on-site all or some of the time, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.