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The Marshall Project seeks a Controller who will work with our existing business team to strengthen our financial infrastructure as we expand our award-winning accountability criminal justice journalism to communities across the country. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.


  • Managing the day to day accounting, reconciliation and financial reporting activities of the organization.

  • Assisting with the development of accounting policies and procedures including the design and implementation of new accounting systems.

  • Overseeing the monthly close process including reconciliation of all accounts.

  • Assisting with the preparation of 1099s, annual audit, form 990 tax return and other required filings.

  • Preparing monthly and quarterly management reports.

  • Working with the Development team to ensure proper revenue recognition.

  • Ensuring that expenses are properly allocated to the proper cost center and project.


  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in accounting

  • Five years or more of related non profit finance experience

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Familiarity with Intacct and Concur preferred

  • Excellent organizational ability demonstrated in meeting deadlines, setting priorities, and maintaining accuracy in details.

This position is full-time and based in New York City. We do not expect every candidate to be equally skilled in all these areas, and this is not a complete list of all relevant qualifications applicants might bring to the job. Please tell us about your other assets not mentioned here that may be valuable to this role. Reaching talent across a range of backgrounds and experiences is deeply important to us.


This job is full-time, with a competitive salary and benefits including employer-paid medical, vision, and dental insurance; 17 days of paid time off each year, plus a week off at the end of December; paid family leave; and 401(k) matching.


The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system. In 2016 and 2021, The Marshall Project was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. We have also been honored with the Goldsmith Prize, multiple National Magazine Awards, and for General Excellence from the Online Journalism Awards. We are not advocates—we follow the facts and we do not pander to any audience—but we have a declared mission: to create and sustain a sense of urgency about the criminal justice system. We do not generally cover breaking news (although we curate the reporting of other news outlets in our morning newsletter). Our work includes investigative and explanatory projects and shorter pieces aimed at highlighting stories that other news organizations miss, underestimate or misunderstand. To assure our work reaches a larger audience we partner or co-publish with other media outlets on almost all of our work; we have partnered with more than 200 newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and online sites.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders and sexual orientations, including people who have been incarcerated or otherwise involved with the criminal justice system.


To apply, use this form to send a cover letter and resume describing how your experience equips you for this position.