Shalom Hartman Institute

Finance Manager/Assistant Director

Shalom Hartman Institute - New York, NY, United States

Finance Manager or Assistant Director


Mission and Philosophy


The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.




The Finance Manager/Assistant Director is responsible for preparing and managing the budgets for SHI NA’s programs and research center in collaboration with program directors, preparing budget reports for donors, and responsible for managing accurate financial data in our accounting software, CRM, and other systems. This professional will maintain and strengthen a culture of accountability to budget processes. They will work closely with the finance team in Israel, development team, and program directors.

This professional is also responsible for managing all day-to-day financial operations and controls. They will have responsibility over expense payables and receivables, general ledger cleanliness, the audit, and financial controls and processes. They will prepare foundation budget proposals and reports for review.

S/he should have knowledge of public accounting and billing mechanisms in the not-for-profit sector, finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Account Principles, automated financial and accounting reporting systems, and federal and state financial regulations. The candidate should have the ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections. Experience working within the Jewish world in the United States is a plus. This person will bring a professional, relational and entrepreneurial style to the work. Strong technology skills, verbal and written communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and strong capacity for time-management are a requirement for success.

The Finance Manager/Assistant Director will work in our NY office. This professional will supervise the Accounting Coordinator and will report professionally to the CFO in Israel and administratively to the Director of Educational Operations and Design in NY.



  • Work with program managers to build annual program budgets within the context of the overall budget of the Institute; monitor budget income and expenditure booking.
  • Manage financial controls, receivables, and expense payments.
  • Implement proper policies and procedures for sound financial practices.
  • Monitor credit card and bank account balances and direct transfers as needed.
  • Oversee preparation for annual audit and interface with auditors. Assist in the preparation of the annual audited financial statements, government information returns, federal form 990 and state returns.
  • Prepare organizational budgets for foundation reporting, proposals, and internal review.
  • Assist in preparing annual SHI NA budget as necessary for re-forecasting or analysis.
  • Assist in supervising payroll function for employees and independent contractors.
  • Assist with administration and analysis of health insurance plans and other employee benefits as necessary.



  • 7+ years of work experience in finance
  • Relevant academic training, such as an MBA, MPA, or equivalent degree;
  • Experience in budget construction and management, ideally in the not-for-profit sector;
  • Success with building foundation proposals and financial reporting to donors;
  • Ability to collect and understand complex data, and present a macro analysis;
  • Ability to collaborate with program managers and fundraising team and actively assist them in translating their ideas and needs into feasible program budgets;
  • Facility with Excel and accounting software;
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and to prioritize;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • Basic Hebrew comprehension or understanding of Jewish non-profit sector a bonus;
  • A sense of humor.


Salary range and benefits: $100,000 - $120,000, commensurate with experience. Very competitive benefits package.


To Apply: Please submit a CV and cover letter as a single document below. The cover letter should include descriptions of positions with relevant experience. No phone calls please.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with The Shalom Hartman Institute. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates who will be interviewed can expect a response within 3 weeks.

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. The organization provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, alienage or citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.





Posted On: Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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