The Open Technology Fund is seeking a Controller responsible for overseeing and managing the organization's financial processes.
The Open Technology Fund works to advance Internet freedom in repressive environments by supporting the research, development, implementation, and maintenance of technologies that provide secure and uncensored access to the Internet to counter attempts by authoritarian governments to restrict freedom online. OTF provides direct funding and support services to individuals and organizations around the world to address threats to Internet freedom, journalism, and human rights with technology-backed solutions.
OTF is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation funded by the U.S. Agency for Global Media.
OTF is a place for people who are mission-driven. We thrive when different perspectives and diverse experiences come together behind a shared commitment to a free and open internet for all. As in all of our positions, we encourage applications from anyone who wants to make this vision a reality - regardless of whether you meet every single qualification listed below.
The Controller is responsible for overseeing and managing financial processes at OTF. This position is for an individual with several years of high-level accounting experience. The ideal candidate for the position will be knowledgeable of internal controls for accounting, as well as organized, detail-oriented, and skilled at multitasking. This person will proactively identify opportunities for improvement within OTF’s operations and work cooperatively to implement changes. The position requires a passion for working collaboratively with diverse global communities who are actively countering threats to internet freedom, independent journalism, and human rights with technology-backed solutions.
The ideal candidate for the position will possess 5+ years experience as an accountant, auditor, or similar role, preferably in a not-for-profit or US-government funded environment. A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or Business Administration is required. A passion for social change and interest in the field of human rights and Internet freedom is essential. Additional qualifications include: managing all month-end close activities, preparing SF-425s and SODs for Director of Finance review, assisting with the development and implementation of OTF financial policies and processes, in consultation with the Director of Finance, including developing templates, creating process maps for accounting procedures, ensuring accuracy of accounting transactions within Intacct, managing payroll and benefits for U.S. and non-U.S. staff, supporting the Director of Finance in responding to federal funding agency data calls and reporting requests, approving invoices, supporting the annual audit process, providing budget support to OTF Program Team and projects, onboarding and training new staff; and demonstrating proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
Washington, DC, USA preferred, with flexibility for remote work as approved.
Salary $120,000 to $140,000 annually commensurate with qualifications and experience.
OTF offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits including: medical, dental and vision insurance; pre-tax commuter and FSA accounts; 401(k) with a company match; vacation, sick leave, and holidays; and a company-paid employee assistance program.
How to Apply
Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Only applications submitted through [email protected] will be considered. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission, please email [email protected] Because we receive a large number of applications per job posting, inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered.
Thank You for Considering Joining the OTF Team
Diverse teams are strong teams. OTF includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, the self-taught, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, abilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we will not offer visa sponsorship for this position.
Open Technology Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.