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Breaking Ground Controller Accounting Operation in New York, New York

Controller Accounting Operation

505 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA

Req #1446

Thursday, June 23, 2022

ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.

But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.

The Controller, Accounting Operations provides daily management of Breaking Ground accounting operation functions related to Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Cash Management. Works closely with the Controller-Real Estate and Controller-NFP to Provide direct support and assistance to CFO in accomplishing his/her responsibilities.


• Manages the day-to-day operations of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Cash Management

• Manages the preparation and processing of bi-weekly and weekly payroll. This includes reviewing and ensuring accuracy, investigating discrepancies, and verifying that transactions comply with BG policies and procedures

• Coordinates efforts between payroll, human resources, and other departments to ensure proper workflow and maintenance of employee records

• Manages Accounts Payable process and systems including related reporting and reconciliations• Manages Accounts Receivable balances, collections, and related reporting and reconciliations• Manages NFP cash operations and forecasts including lines of credit and debt covenants

• Assists with audits related to Payroll, AP, AR, and Cash functions

• Ensures proper internal control and adherence to BG policies and procedures

• Prepares special financial analysis as required

• Performs other related duties as assigned


• At least 7-10 years of public/corporate accounting experience, preferably in a financial management role

• Strong accounting background and hands-on experience managing daily accounting operations functions

• Strong management skills

• Exceptional writing and interpersonal skills

• Skilled at problem solving, written and verbal communication, attention to detail, planning/organizing, quality control, adaptability

• Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously

• Bachelor's degree or MBA in accounting, or equivalent experience

• Payroll experience required, CPA preferred

• Proficiency in Excel and familiarity with various accounting software (Blackbaud) and payroll systems (Ceridian) preferred


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  • 505 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA