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Job Title: Controller

Reports to: Managing Director, Finance

Location: Employees in this role can work from our Boston, MA office, remotely within the U.S. or hybrid of these two options. Up to 5% Domestic/International travel expected

Employment Type: Full Time


Position Summary:


The Controller is responsible for driving all Partners In Health (PIH) activities related to accounting processes & procedures, standard reporting processes, and audit support. As a key leader on the Finance team, the Controller will manage a team of five to seven people, oversee the domestic and international accounting work of all PIH-supported sites, and work to develop a global team of well-trained finance professionals.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Lead the global finance teams (close to 200 professionals across 12 different countries) in the development and implementation of best practices and proper internal control procedures; provide ongoing guidance and mentorship with a focus on accounting systems, process improvements, and local audits.
  • Lead the preparation of annual financial statements and ensure annual audits are performed in accordance with the Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) Uniform Grant Guidance, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and/or other applicable regulatory standards.
  • Oversee U.S. nonprofit tax filings including federal form 990, 990T, IRS schedules as related to foreign entities, and state exempt organization tax filings as applicable.
  • Responsible for the execution of all accounting-related functions at the U.S. Coordination Site including, but not limited to, the monthly and annual close processes, the maintenance of internal control and safeguarding systems, foreign currency translation, andcash management.
  • Develop and oversee accounting policies, ensuring adherence and compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements. Lead the promotion of ‘efficient frugality’, as well as develop and monitor expense analyses for key PIH locations.
  • Oversee the financial statement consolidation process, including preparing and reviewing monthly reporting packages, monitoring progress, and keeping senior leadership abreast of PIH’s financial status.
  • Lead on preparing materials for theBoard of Directors and Audit Committee, accompanied by occasional presentation to these leadership bodies.
  • Manage PIH’s U.S.-based banking relationships and closely monitor working capital, moving cash between PIH’s endowment, checking, and money market accounts as necessary.
  • Oversee the financial reporting and management of complex nonprofit giving vehicles, including but not limited to endowments, cryptocurrencies, charitable gift annuities, and legacy gift distributions.
  • Serve as the in-house expert on technical accounting issues and as a valued finance partner to other team leads; research new accounting standards and implement processes to ensure compliance; prepare, review, and update accounting related policy and memo as needed.
  • Lead strategy, design and implementation of financial reporting and accounting systems.




  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university.
  • Certified Public Accounting designation (CPA) required.
  • Minimum 10 years progressively responsible accounting experience.
  • Minimum 4 years supervisory level experience and demonstrated ability to lead across a range of cultures, personalities, and competencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced U.S. not-for-profit GAAP, OMG Uniform Grant Guidance, financial reporting, accounting systems and accounting software is required. Experience with Microsoft Navision preferred.
  • A demonstrated track record as a strong leader who values teamwork and cross-functional collaboration and has a commitment to recruiting, mentoring, and training a diverse team.
  • Experience managing audit activities, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and cash management.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate effectively with culturally diverse staff across departments and country.
  • Interest in social justice strongly desirable.


Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health (PIH) is a non-profit, global health organization that fights social injustice by bringing the benefits of modern medical science first and foremost to the most vulnerable communities around the world. PIH focuses on those who would not otherwise have access to quality health care. PIH partners with the world’s leading academic institutions to create rigorous evidence that shapes more sound and all-inclusive global health policies. PIH also supports local governments’ efforts to build capacity and strengthen national health systems.


As of today, PIH runs programs in 12 countries (Haiti, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Peru, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, United States), where it provides direct care to millions of patients, through public facilities and community engagement.


Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.


Partners In Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.


Pay and Benefits:

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $100,000 and $140,000/year. The starting salary offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market for the position, job-related knowledge, skills and experience.


Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans then in effect, eligible employees may enroll in a 401(k) plan with employer match, as well as participate in organization-sponsored medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability insurance, and basic life insurance plans for the employee and the employee’s eligible dependents. Full time employees will receive 15 days of vacation, 12 sick days, 3 personal days, and 3 volunteer days in addition to paid time off during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the week of July 4th, and 11 additional holidays annually.


Boston, United States
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