Vice President and Controller

National Math and Science Initiative
Dallas, Texas (US) / Working from home
salary range starts at $145,000 and the salary offer will be commensurate with experience
Sep 11, 2021
Oct 11, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CPA, Director/Executive

The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming math and science education in today's classrooms and ensuring that all students have the knowledge and skills to thrive in the global economy of the 21st century. Founded in 2007, NMSI began by dramatically improving student participation and success in rigorous Advanced Placement math, science and English courses in 85 courses across seven states. Today, NMSI has scaled its proven program to serve more than 1.5 million students, 50,000 teachers, 1,000 high schools and 45 universities across 40 states, and is having a demonstrable and lasting impact on student outcomes.


As a senior leader on the Finance team, the Vice President and Controller is responsible for developing and maintaining NMSI's accounting operations, including the accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable functions. This senior management level position also helps guide NMSI’s strategic financial decisions and ensures that expenses are accurate and in line with projected revenue.

The Vice President and Controller will:

  • Contribute to the development of NMSI’s strategic goals and objectives as a member of the Senior Management Team;
  • Oversee accounting operations including, but not limited to, financial statement preparation, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll;
  • Be responsible for grant management, reporting, and compliance, including Federal grant compliance and reporting;
  • Maintain finance policies, internal controls, accounting standards and procedures to ensure compliance with GAAP principles and Federal grant regulations;
  • Oversee contract and risk management;
  • Oversee annual financial statement and single audit;
  • Promote a team culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality; and

Qualifications/Desired Characteristics

  • CPA is required as well as a deep understanding of GAAP/OBM compliance and experience with complex grants management.
  • Education – A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance with 7-10 years of nonprofit accounting and financial management experience.
  • Effective Manager – You hold teams accountable for achieving results and serve as a role model in delivering direct and actionable feedback. You develop talent, providing stretch opportunities to create future leaders. You display the ability to engage in constructive dialogue about race, class, gender, and culture, enabling the organization to take action to address disparities. Inclusive – Ability to work effectively with people regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or job type.
  • Growth Mindset – Willing to learn from failure and embraces feedback; not afraid to give feedback to manager or colleagues.
  • Tech Savvy – Embraces technology as a tool to enhance work effectiveness; experience with Excel required; experience with Financial Edge a plus.


This is a full-time role based out of a home office anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range starts at $145,000 and the salary offer will be commensurate with experience. We take pay equity seriously and work hard to ensure our team members are paid fairly no matter their gender, race, or other demographic backgrounds.

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