Hiring Organization: 
Henry Luce Foundation
City and State: 
New York, NY

About Us:

The Henry Luce Foundation, established in 1936, is a private, nonprofit organization that seeks to enrich public discourse by promoting innovative scholarship, cultivating leadership, and fostering international understanding. With a focus on American art, Asia, theology, higher education, and public policy, the Foundation invests in programs that break new ground, inspire action, and create positive change.

A Vibrant and Collaborative Work Culture:

With a staff of 25, the Foundation offers an opportunity to build collaborative relationships across the organization in support of grantmaking.  We offer an optional hybrid work schedule with most employees on site on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Our excellent benefits package includes 4 weeks of vacation time, holiday closing during the last week of the year, and a generous contribution to employee retirement savings.

Position Overview: 

The Controller is a newly created position and is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting for HLF’s financial transactions, as well as the preparation of financial statements, various financial reports and analyses, and tax filings. The Controller also plays an important role in implementing and ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities include:

General Accounting and Reporting

  • Partners with CFO in preparing financial analyses and drafting the annual financial statements as well as developing accounting standards, policies, internal processes, and reports.
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the finance department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger accounting as well as HLF’s outsourced Information Technology provider

Audit, Tax, Compliance

  • Manages the annual audit process, including coordinating with external auditors, preparing audit schedules, and ensuring compliance with all audit requirements.
  • Reviews various Federal and foreign tax forms and filings (e.g., 990PF, 990T, Form 5500, Form 1099, etc.) and gathers information needed by the outside accounting firm. Assists in the review, preparation and filing of state tax returns. Schedules and manages Federal and state estimated tax payments on a quarterly (or as needed) basis.

Budgeting and Planning

Plays a leading role in the compilation of the annual operating budget. Supports the CFO in budget management by tracking, analyzing, and providing commentary on budget/forecast changes; preparing reports and analysis needed for annual financial budget.


Ideal candidates have a minimum of 5 years of accounting and management experience required, preferably in a non-profit or philanthropic environment; public accounting and management experience preferred. Experience with accounting for restricted funds a plus. Master’s degree in accounting or finance and CPA credentials are required. 


The salary range for this position is $160,000 -$180,000.

The Henry Luce Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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