Assistant Controller

Supervisor Title: VP of Finance & Controller
Location: Washington, D.C.
Overtime Status: Exempt
Job Summary:

National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC), an affiliate of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is among the largest tax credit syndicators in America. The organization supports the country’s architectural heritage, community development, and renewable energy initiatives through the provision of Federal and State Historic Preservation, Low-Income Housing, Renewable Energy, and New Markets Tax Credits.

NTCIC seeks an Assistant Controller to manage all accounting functions and financial reporting.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment and who can manage multiple projects simultaneously. The ideal candidate should have experience in accounting operations and financial reporting preferably in a client service-focused professional industry. The position requires working in person at the Washington, DC HQ office at least three days per week or more as needed.


  • The Assistant Controller is responsible for handling or oversight of all areas relating to the company’s accounting functions (including general ledger, payroll, timekeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and expense report processing) and financial reporting. This position will be responsible for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual accounting tasks and activities.
  • The Assistant Controller is expected to make recommendations to the VP of Finance for developing and maintaining accounting principles, policies, and procedures to ensure adequate internal controls, as well as accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • This position must meet tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities for several legal entities including general ledger preparation, budget creation, analysis and tracking, and financial reporting.

The Assistant Controller will perform the following duties for NTCIC, its subsidiaries, and affiliated entities:

  • Apply a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close for all entities
  • Ensure all financial and tax reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensure are accounting practices are in compliance with legal guidelines and established accounting principles
  • Prepare audit materials and work with the external auditors to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit and annual tax returns (federal and multiple states)
  • Oversee accounting staff to ensure accurate and timely completion of:
    • General ledger activities, including all reconciliations and journal entries
    • Preparation of invoices for annual fee billings, reconciliation of revenue recognition, and follow up on outstanding items
    • Processing of accounts payable and expense reports
  • Responsible for processing bi-weekly payroll and 401K Plan administration
  • Assist business line heads and department managers with budgeting and analysis
  • Support the VP of Finance regarding cash management, budgeting and analysis, monitoring and reporting financial results, and other special reporting requests
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the accounting department and ensure proper internal controls
  • Work as a team member with the entire organization and interact with the President and other senior staff members
  • Perform related tasks as requested by the President or VP of Finance
  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting required
  • Active CPA preferred
  • At least eight (8) years of prior relevant experience in accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience with accounting systems and strong Microsoft Office365 skills (SharePoint, Word, Excel) required.  Knowledge of ADP Workforce Now for payroll use is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and experience with V Lookups are desirable
  • Excellent written, problem-solving, and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required
  • Ability to perform very detailed work at the highest quality
  • Strong critical thinking and leadership qualities
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of a team
  • Must be located in the Washington, DC area and able to work in the HQ office at least 3 days per week (or more as needed)

Pay & Benefits:

  • This is a full-time, exempt level position, eligible for full benefits, including health, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits, plus vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • The National Trust and its subsidiaries require all staff to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters (with limited exceptions for religious or medical reasons)
  • Hiring Range:  $90,000 – $120,000 per year



National Trust Community Investment Corp. is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust Community Investment Corp. actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.