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Responsible for daily operation of the accounting/finance function with specific sub-processes defined below for The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and the Rosenbach.


  • Supervises and reviews accounts receivable, budget, accounts payable, payroll, general ledger and account analysis and reconciliation processes.
  • Performs financial reporting process.
  • Accountable to Chief Financial Officer for the timeliness, accuracy, and reliability of the financial activities of the Accounting/Finance Function.
  • Manages the annual audit of the Foundation with external auditors.
  • Reviews regular reporting and consolidated cash management of temporary and restricted funds and Endowment accounting.
  • Interfaces with Information Technology Department for system questions and problems.
  • Interfaces with City Accounting.
  • Interfaces with other Departments within the foundation and the library as needed.
  • Supervises Accounting staff on an ongoing basis and evaluating staff on a semi-annual basis.
  • Development and training of Accounting staff members.
  • Development and implementation of Accounting policies and procedures.
  • Chart of accounts maintenance and associated reporting specifications.
  • Ensures that financial data is recorded appropriately for funder reporting.
  • Special projects as assigned.


  • Degree in Accounting, CPA/MBA preferred
  • Five years of experience as Accounting Manager/Controller or commensurate experience
  • Experience in not-for-profit industry
  • Knowledge and experience with automated reporting tools for database financial software.(Knowledge of Solomon Software is desirable)

This position has a full benefit package: health, dental, life, and disability insurances; flex benefits and retirement plan; generous leave time allowance


About Us

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the city of Philadelphia’s public library system. Increasingly, the Library relies on private support to provide the critical programs and resources necessary to advance literacy, guide learning and inspire curiosity throughout the Philadelphia region.

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