The Poynter Institute is looking for a detail-oriented Nonprofit Controller to oversee the organization's monthly accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and reconciliation functions, with a specific focus on project- based financials and grant reporting. As a small nonprofit, this is very much a working manager position. The best fit candidate likes to work across departments and support strategic growth through accounting insights.
Poynter operates under income tax accounting (cash basis, not GAAP), although prior experience with this method is not required. The ideal candidate comes from a nonprofit or small business accounting team and takes a collaborative, service-minded approach to working with stakeholders. Minimum of three years of relevant accounting leadership experience is required. Bachelor’s degree is required, CPA or other accounting certifications are preferred. Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
Poynter, a nonpartisan, non-profit 501(c)(3), elevates democracy through journalism and fact-checking. We teach students, journalists, and organizations how to create valued and trusted news content. We then teach the public how to recognize it. Poynter is a leader in training newsroom leaders and media executives in leadership, ethics, storytelling, diversity and inclusion, business models and digital transformation. Poynter leads fact-checking and media literacy initiatives worldwide through the International Fact-Checking Network, PolitiFact, and MediaWise.
Full-time staffers enjoy a competitive benefits package. Poynter values diversity and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.
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Open until filled.
No phone calls, please.
Position is in St. Petersburg, FL with a hybrid work model in place.
Salary depends on qualifications.
Location/Region: St. Petersburg