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Controller/Director of Finance

The Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR) is a statewide service, research, policy, program development and capacity building agency. IHR designs its services based on an understanding of the impact of trauma. IHR’s CARF accredited treatment programs provide holistic interventions for hard to reach and high-risk individuals and families. IHR’s mission, since our founding in 1989, has been to develop and support a comprehensive continuum of care for families, individuals, youth, and pregnant and parenting women affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, violence/trauma, mental health challenges and other health issues, while advancing principles of health equity and social justice. Our work is focused on addressing and eradicating inequities in our health care, economic, and justice systems, especially as they disproportionately affect women and people of color. We are committed to providing services and creating communities that mitigate the effects of substance use, mental illness, and trauma.

Summary Statement

The Controller/Director of Finance will be responsible for overseeing all financial operations, including budgeting, accounting, forecasting, billing, state, local, and federal contracts, and auditing procedures for the Agency, ensuring accuracy, healthy risk management, and robust long-term sustainability.

This is a fulltime 40 hour/week position based at IHR’s Cambridge office. Some remote work is also possible.

Reports to

Executive Director

Essential Functions

Financial Management
  • Prepare and present monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for executive review and for board of directors
  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new contracts/funding
  • Manage all grants and contracts (federal, state, and consulting) ensuring compliance and effective use of resources
  • Management of the leases and contract, holding the contract, and tracking the timeline/deadline for renewals, and alerting the ED to any issues.
  • Oversee third party billing
  • Coordinate all audit activities
Administrative Leadership and Management
  • Serve as business partner to ED on organization’s financial and budgeting processes, with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems
  • Participate in Administrative Leadership Team
  • Contribute to Quality Assurance Team and Leadership
  • Supervise Finance Manager and Billing Specialist
  • Other related duties


  • Leadership
  • Decision Making and Judgment
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Project Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Strategic Vision
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Valuing Diversity


  • Minimum BA required; MBA/CPA or related degree a plus
  • 3 to 5 years of overall professional experience; including as controller in nonprofit organization(s); operations management experience
  • Experience with Sage accounting a plus
  • Experience collaborating with senior staff to develop and create budgets and reports
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to—and to effectively collaborate with—programmatic and administrative colleagues without finance backgrounds
  • Experience in grants and contract management
  • Successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to organizational mission

Other Requirements (if applicable)

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and regular access to a reliable vehicle

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally products and supplies weighing up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

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IHR offers a rewarding work environment with competitive salary, generous benefits and a strong commitment to equity and diversity. IHR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create an inclusive and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Controller/Director of Finance
40 hours
Cambridge, MA
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