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TAP seeks a Controller, part-time, Non-Profit

TAP is a creative environment of Talented And Positive people working to make the world a better place by making small cities more live-able, walkable, affordable. Most people know us as Troy Architecture Program; but the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated simply as TAP Inc. We are urbanists. Our mission is to restore, rebuild and revitalize urban neighborhoods and historic structures. Our work is guided by our values: inclusion, sustainability, equity, and quality.

Since 1969 we have been making professional design and technical services affordable to property owners in threatened neighborhoods. We partner with other non-profits and volunteer organizations to advance our mission because

Together Anything is Possible. Please learn more about us at

TAP’s Controller will be experienced, reliable, flexible, and able to produce high level work with limited oversight. If you thrive in a collegial and comfortable small office work environment and if you are enthusiastic about serving a wide variety of people of diverse cultures, income levels, ethnicities, and gender identities, then you will be welcome and comfortable here.

To succeed in this role, you must have excellent organizational and communication skills along with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. You will join 12 Totally Awesome Professionals in our downtown Troy office. A limited amount of remote work is negotiable, but on-site presence is preferred. Collaboration is very important to us. This position requires you to be responsible and motivated, able to juggle multiple tasks, willing to learn new skills, honest and enthusiastic about the mission of this organization, and uphold TAP’s reputation as a Trusted Affordable and Proactive service provider.


JOB DESCRIPTION:     The Controller reports to the Executive Director and interfaces with the Board President and Treasurer, occasionally meeting with the Finance Committee of the board.



The Controller performs all aspects of organizational accounting for TAP Inc. and sister company TAP PLLC including:

  • accounts payable, accounts receivable,

  • payroll and related HR duties,

  • banking and cash management,

  • general ledger account analysis and transaction tracing,

  • monthly and year-end financial statements and adjusting and closing entries,

  • chief liaison with outside auditing firm on annual audit and year-end audited financial statements and tax reporting,

  • intercompany transactions and analysis,

  • assist Executive Director in preparation of annual operating budget and grant budgets and reporting,

  • maintain accounting files, both digital and hard-copy,

  • Maintains, develops and documents policies related to financial reporting and internal control,

  • Ensures compliance with GAAP and federal and state laws and regulations.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting and 8+ years of progressively increasing responsibility

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP

  • Proficiency in QuickBooks (desktop version) and Microsoft Excel

  • Experience in multi-company and inter-company accounting

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and professional judgement

  • Desire to support, strengthen and contribute to a collaborative, roll-up-your- sleeves culture

  • Ability to independently manage multiple deadlines and priorities efficiently and accurately


Estimated Annual Salary Range (Part Time: 20 to 25 Hours per week): $35,000 - $40,000


Flexible schedule, generous paid time off, health insurance, 403(b)


Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. TAP is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek applicants who reflect the diversity of our community. We are proud to be an organization committed to inclusion and to hearing the perspective of all voices. We consider all applicants regardless of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation or national origin.


How to apply: Submit a resume, three references, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position, how you learned of it, and its relevance to your interests.

Email to  with “Controller” in the subject line.

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