About Trout Unlimited

Trout Unlimited is a national organization with 300,000 members and supporters organized into over 400 chapters and councils nationwide. These dedicated grassroots volunteers are matched by a respected staff of organizers, lawyers, policy experts, and scientists, who work out of more than 45 offices across the country. Our mission is to conserve, protect, and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their watersheds.

Position Summary

The Controller will report directly to the CFO and will be responsible for day to day accounting functions (G/L, A/P, A/R and Payroll); developing financial reports for the use of the CFO, senior staff, and program staff; cash management; and maintaining financial systems and internal controls. The Controller supervises the Senior Accountant and Grants Accountant, managing a team of 4. The ideal candidate will have a degree in Accounting; possess good communication, and organizational skills, strong ERP skills and Excel skills and have experience working in a non-profit environment and with managing staff. The position is based in Arlington, VA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for month-end closing and financial statement preparation and analysis in an accurate and timely manner
  • Management of accounting operations, to include G/L, A/R, A/P and Payroll
  • Cash management and bank reconciliations
  • Work with external auditors on annual financial audits
  • Direct the finance department's overall policy and procedure manual
  • Manage all accounting functions to ensure proper maintenance of systems and appropriate internal controls
  • Manage and oversee all financial systems to ensure timely, accurate and high quality data
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including audit firm, banking institutions, financial and other consultants, as well as vendors
  • Maintain proper financial reporting and general ledger administration
  • Review and submit semi-monthly payroll
  • This is a supervisory role with two direct reports and a team of 4 staff

This is not and all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited school, CPA designation and at least 5 years in a senior accounting or finance position
  • Experience managing multiple staff
  • Advanced user of Excel
  • Proficient in Dynamics SL(Solomon)
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for problem solving and developing action plans and managing output
  • Must be able to adapt to a dynamic and growth-oriented culture and work well in a team environment
  • Ability to make decisions in a changing environment and anticipate future needs
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Previous work experience in a non-profit organization is desired
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Payroll experience preferred
  • Passion for the outdoors essential

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest and resume to Vivie Yen at No phone calls please. Open until filled.

TU is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer pursuant to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act & Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.

TU hires staff without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status or disability.

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