Controller, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Controller, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Position: Controller, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Position: Full-Time (Exempt)

Position Overview
The Controller of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is a newly created position to focus
primarily on government contract finances and reporting, and in managing finances of the
Brooklyn Alliance Capital.

About the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) is among the largest and most influential business
advocacy organizations in New York, having spent the last 103 years developing and promoting
policies that drive economic development and advance its members interests. The BCC provides
resources, programs, tools, and direct support to businesses so that they can continue to expand
and grow and serves as the economic engine for the entire borough. The Brooklyn Alliance is the
economic and workforce development arm of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. Founded in
1967, the Brooklyn Alliance provides borough-wide programming and serves diverse populations
with business resources and opportunities, including Brooklyn Business Solutions, a suite of
services offered in partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS).

About the Brooklyn Alliance Capital
Founded in 2017, Brooklyn Alliance Capital (BAC) is the Community Development Financial
Institution (CDFI) lending affiliate of the BCC, offering micro loans to small businesses that
typically do not qualify for commercial bank loans. The BAC provides financing and education to
minority and immigrant entrepreneurs, and low-income small business owners to increase
economic opportunity and create jobs for the community. For most of its short history, the BAC
lacked both the capital and the capacity to significantly scale up its microlending activities,
though it is now poised to significantly expand, providing capital and programs designed to assist
small businesses throughout Brooklyn with reopening and recovery.

Specific Responsibilities

The Controller will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting and loan operations of the Brooklyn Alliance Capital
  • Manage the accuracy and day-to-day activities of accounts payable, cash disbursement,
  • and payroll
  • Manage all government grants and contracts including monthly reporting, budget
  • modifications and other compliance matters
  • Monthly general ledger review and reconciliation including inter-company reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly Profit and Loss and cash flow report for the three related organizations
  • Oversee bi-weekly payroll processing and recording of necessary journal entries
  • Maintain the Chart of Accounts
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Interface with outside audit firms, insurance brokers, credit card companies and vendors
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Other duties as necessary

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university with five years’ experience in a senior accounting position.


Proficient in MS Excel
Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting software

Full benefits package, an EEO employer.
Please send a resume accompanied by a letter of interest to [email protected]