Assistant Controller

Assistant Controller

Headquartered in New York, the Claims Conference is a global, non-profit organization committed to providing a small measure of justice to Holocaust Survivors. Since our founding in 1951, the Claims Conference has secured more than $70 billion from the German government in indemnification for Survivors. In 2018, the Claims Conference will distribute approximately $400 million in direct compensation and nearly $500 million in grants that provide support to over 130,000 Survivors worldwide. Our Research, Education, and Documentation (RED) funds contribute toward international efforts of film directors and museums to preserve the memory of the Holocaust, such as the film Son of Saul, a recent Oscar Award winner for Best Foreign Film. At the Claims Conference, we honor history while making history.

The Claims Conference is looking for an Assistant Controller to assist in the management and oversight of the daily operations of the Accounting department. The ideal candidate is experienced in all aspects of financial management, including non-profit, regulatory and financial reporting, budget forecasts preparation, and development of internal control policies and procedures. Your high level of organization will enable you to succeed in managing multiple priorities in this dynamic, fast-paced environment.  This position reports to the Controller and is based out of our NY Headquarters.


  • Managing accounts payable and travel and expense reporting staff;
  • Managing the grant allocation payment process and related activity;
  • Monitoring and analyzing accounting data and assist with producing financial reports or statements;
  • Assisting with the preparation of the annual and other regulatory audits, including, preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, and forecasts;
  • Assisting in the development and enforcement of proper accounting methods, financial policies and principles;
  • Special projects as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting;
  • 8-10 years of professional accounting and managerial experience;
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations;
  • Experience with foreign currency activity and IFRS preferred;
  • CPA license preferred;
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks and Adobe.

The Claims Conference is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law, including (without limitation) race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.