Controller - Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland #2021-2617

Location US-MD-Silver Spring
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As Controller for our $5 million 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you will serve on our leadership team and lead all aspects of financial operations – including weekly and monthly reporting, cash management, annual budgeting, banking relationships, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll—as well as office administration, human resources, and information technology.


At any one time, we have up to 20 new construction and 100 repair projects underway – including homeowner selection, site development, building of townhome and single-family homes for lower-income families, rehabilitation of vacant properties, repair, and weatherization of homes for older adults and veterans who want to age in place. Our two ReStore® retail locations contribute over $2 million in revenue and our robust fundraising initiatives (including a current capital campaign), government grants, and foundation grants generate another $2-3 million each year. To support our operations, we have banking relationships with seven financial institutions that offer us lines of credit and construction loans and service our mortgages, which we offer to homeowners at no interest, 1% down. Your ability to thoughtfully manage all these financials will enable us to empower more working families with healthy and affordable homeownership.


At Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland (HFHMM), we are committed to creating affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income residents in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. This is a complex and interesting operation, but you are not alone – you will be supported by an Office & HR Administrator and finance-savvy volunteers who assist with bookkeeping and other functions. Reporting to the President & CEO, you will be trusted to exercise discretion and independent judgment in stewarding the organization’s resources as we determine priorities for future projects in the community and upgrade our internal capabilities with a new accounting system. There has never been a better time to join HFHMM; our ReStore® locations are thriving and we are on track to exceed our fundraising goals for this fiscal year.


Since 1982, Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland has been helping low-income families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. HFHMM works with individuals, institutions, faith organizations, businesses, and the Habitat families themselves to build simple, decent, energy-efficient, and affordable housing for those living in substandard conditions in our community. We believe that good, stable housing matters for neighborhoods, and better quality of living leads to stronger citizens and families. Habitat for Humanity is about changing lives, one home at a time.



As Controller, your financial responsibilities will include:

  • Record and maintain all financial information into the general ledger.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and provide analysis of financial information for the board Treasurer and senior management team.
  • Direct all cash management activities including setting up bank accounts, transferring funds between accounts, and providing cash flow reports to the President & CEO.
  • Manage all tax payments, including reports for federal, state, and payroll.
  • Maintain Habitat homeowners’ insurance payments and policy renewals.
  • Prepare and facilitate the annual budget process; monitor all expenses to ensure adherence to budgets.
  • Develop construction budgets for banks and lending institutions, maintain relationships, and meet with representatives concerning loans.
  • Provide the Treasurer with information and support for the Finance Committee.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for the Treasurer’s review.
  • Provide financial information for the annual audit.
  • Oversee cash management for the ReStores.
  • Oversee healthcare, short- and long-term disability benefits, and the 401k program.
  • Assure that internal financial controls and segregation of duties are appropriate and signature levels are adhered to.

As a member of the leadership team, you will oversee

  • Finance: reporting, cash management reports, annual budgets, annual audits, etc.
  • Human resources: payroll, benefits administration, employee relations, etc.
  • Information technology: phone systems, equipment, etc.
  • Administration: manage contracts; conduct annual performance reviews for direct reports; etc.


Required Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience in accounting or finance for a nonprofit organization. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Experience creating budgets and financial reports, and managing cash flow and payroll.
  • Experience working with independent auditors and banks.
  • Proficiency with accounting software including QuickBooks and Sage Intacct, as well as Microsoft Office Suite (specifically skilled with Excel spreadsheets).

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge of construction financing and/or New Market Tax Credits.
  • Experience managing restricted funding sources and/or grants.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Experience managing human resources and information technology.



  • Adept communicator. You have excellent written and oral communication and are known for translating data into material that is interesting and useful for stakeholders. You deliver critical and complex information in a credible and presentable way.
  • Analytical. You like to analyze data and establish plans, then execute them to enhance productivity.
  • Collaborative leader. You are sensitive to the needs of others while being realistic about what needs to and can be accomplished. You are known for leadership, poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Detail-oriented. You are detail-oriented, but you can also see the big picture and understand how the details relate to the overall mission of the organization.
  • Mission-driven. You are passionate about the organization’s mission and vision. You get what matters to the communities and donors we serve. You understand the importance of your role and can easily translate our vision into community impact.
  • Strategic. You set priorities wisely and know how to make tough resource allocation decisions, always finding a way to forward strategic initiatives. However, you also know how to translate strategy into action. You enjoy solving tactical and process problems.
  • Problem solver. You multitask and oversee multiple projects, recognizing and shifting priorities, then delegating and allocating resources wisely to both the urgent and the important.


What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • We have a history of clean audits and stable financials.
  • We are passionate about our mission to save lives through empowering homeowners and communities previously living in substandard conditions.
  • Your professional growth will be catapulted to the next level as you learn all aspects of operations and serve as an integral member of our leadership team.
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; long-term and short-term disability; 401k; paid leave and sick time.
  • Aside from attending evening Board of Directors and Finance Committee meetings, you can predictably achieve your goals by working a full-time schedule during normal business hours.


To Apply

Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Karin Carter at with “HFHMM - Controller #2021-2617 SA” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.


Job responsibilities are similar to the following positions: Accounting Manager, Assistant Controller, Director of Finance, Senior Staff Accountant


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