Job #1415: Controller - Tarrytown, NY (6-9-20)

Job Title



New York



Job Description:

Hackley School seeks a Controller to support the functioning of the Business Office, per the description

Position: Controller

Schedule: Full time 5 days per week

Reporting: To the Director of Business Operations

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Controller will work closely with and assist the Director of Finance and Director of Business Operations by assuming responsibility for the day-to-day functions of accounting, financial reporting, and the annual audit.

The Controller’s responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:


  • Maintain the General Ledger, including posting and closing of the accounting periods and fiscal years
  • Prepares for the annual audit by creating various year-end schedules and entering the appropriate adjusting entries
  • Provides external auditors with information and explanations concerning accounting and entries prior to, during, and after audit field work
  • Establishes and maintains a system of internal controls, including accounting procedures, ensuring those are carried out effectively and efficiently and evaluates internal accounting controls, as needed
  • Reconciling and posting purchases made via school credit card to appropriate G/L accounts
  • Ensures proper allocation to G/L of receipts and expenses and corrective journal entries as needed
  • Assists in financial statement preparation and timely submission of various financial information internally and externally


  • Manages the preparation, distribution, and reporting processes for payroll
  • Prepares and executes funding of employee retirement and HSA accounts with third party administrators
  • Ensures that all payroll entries/changes are justified and properly documented
  • Manages the calculation of wages, overtime, and deductions to ensure compliance with federal and state laws
  • Audits on a regular basis the payroll register to ensure there are no overpayments
  • Keeps all payroll input/output confidential (limited access)
  • Makes journal entries to transfer payroll information to the general ledger
  • Advises Director of Finance of fund transfers to required for t each pay period
  • Ensure accuracy of W-2 forms
  • Ensures the classification of Independent Contractor is in accordance to the IRS regulation
  • Performs 403(b) Audit preparation

Financial Reporting

  • Analyzes balance sheet and operating statement each month
  • Provides monthly budget versus actual report to all departments and responds to questions
  • Prepares consolidated financial report on a monthly basis


  • Reconciles bank account and investment manager statements of all accounts on a monthly basis and monitors cash position on a daily basis
  • Maintains and reconciles all Restricted and Endowment Funds


  • Should be enthusiastic about the job, detail oriented, and able to maintain high level of accuracy in performing job responsibilities
  • Team player with interpersonal skills and ability to get along well with diverse personalities
  • Self-starter, resourceful, well organized, with the ability to work well without supervision
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Fluent in preparation and creation of Excel spreadsheets and operation of accounting systems and GAAP standards; knowledge of Blackbaud and or Veracross financial software is a plus
  • Academic and professional credentials and experience consistent with position
  • Should support the School and the Business Office functions in implementing the school’s programs and activities


Interested candidates should e-mail resume to Peter McAndrew, Director of Finance at Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #1415 in the subject line and to copy on your email.