The Controller reports to the Vice President for Finance and is responsible for the management and implementation of financial functions at the National Women’s Law Center and its related organizations. The position is responsible for the supervision of two to three direct reports.  Responsibilities include the coordination and submission of all financial reporting, including the annual financial audit; ensuring that all financial records of the organization are maintained accurately, produced on a timely basis and accounting policies applied, are in accordance with GAAP standards; coordinating the month end close process; performing analyses of organizational finances; ensuring that all payments and other disbursements are made in an accurate and timely manner; and managing the financial information systems.

This is a full-time, exempt position of 37.5 hours per week.


The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

We use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially women of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and low-income women and families.

For 50 years, we have been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women, and we need you with us to continue this fight. Find out more at NWLC.org.

The National Women’s Law Center Action Fund is a 501(c)(4) affiliate of NWLC, aiming to drive progressive change in our policies and laws so that all women and girls can live, learn, and work with safety, dignity, and equality. Another affiliate, the National Women’s Law Center Fund LLC, houses and administers the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.


Financial Management

  • Develops and maintains financial accounting policies and procedures that ensure strong internal controls, timeliness, and compliance.
  • Responsible for month-end closing process and leading the fiscal year-end close out activities.


  • In coordination with the VP for Finance, develops the annual budgeting process and assists the organization’s VPs with the annual budgeting and planning process; administers and reviews all financial plans and compare to actual results with a view to identify, explain, and address variances as appropriate.

Cash Management

  • Provides fiscal oversight and control over the Treasury Control/Cash Receipts functions.
  • Provides analysis and reporting on endowment spending.


  • Implementation and operation of finance and accounting software packages and tools.
  • Responsibility for keeping abreast of regulatory changes and ensuring the organization is compliant with GAAP, tax, and other regulatory filings.

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