Flamboyan Foundation
May 25, 2023
1730 Massachusetts Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia
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Guided by the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to live a fulfilling life, the Flamboyan Foundation works to ensure every child in the US and Puerto Rico receives an outstanding education. In Puerto Rico, we are focused on improving reading proficiency for students in the early grades and revitalizing the island by making strategic investments in arts, culture, and education. Our work in Washington, D.C. centers on strengthening effective family engagement in schools and school systems across the country through trainings, fellowships, and school-based partnerships.   


The Comptroller has primary responsibility for Flamboyan’s back-office financial functions. You will manage all day-to-day finance activities of a $7-12 million budget including accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly reconciliations, and grants management, as well as overall financial compliance. You will support presentations to senior leadership and work closely with the Senior Managing Director of Finance and Operations and other members of the Finance and Operations Team to ensure that Flamboyan has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct impeccable audits. In service to our short and long-term organizational goals to ensure students in Washington DC and Puerto Rico thrive, you will serve as a stalwart custodian of Flamboyan’s funds and assets and oversee financial compliance to ensure that our team members are high-functioning and effective stewards of the organization’s resources. 


This role could be right for you if you have demonstrated and consistent experience in these seven areas. 

Finance + Accounting    You have demonstrated experience in non-profit accounting ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements | You’ve managed payroll administration | You have experience presenting on financial reports | You have created or managed protocols and tools that enable organizations and their staff to responsibly steward resources | You have experience with annual budgeting and planning | You have managed budgets and/or financial reporting for government, corporate, and/or foundation grants| You have an impeccable attention to detail and value accuracy. 

   Systems & Strategic Thinking    You are a systems thinker and planner | You have contributed to or led strategic planning efforts | You are skilled at planning, backwards mapping, and other strategies to plan out the adoption and sustainable implementation of new programs within complex systems.  

  Relationship Building     You take pride in getting to know people and understanding who they are and what they care about | You can communicate and collaborate successfully across lines of difference. 

  Knowledge Management    You have experience capturing and codifying lessons learned for institutional knowledge and future planning | You are a clear communicator of information | You are organized and effective in implementing processes in an efficient and timely manner. 

  Self-Awareness + Maturity    You carry a strong sense of your authentic self | You can acknowledge and correct mistakes without ego | You have a willingness to learn and grow | You understand where your strengths and growth areas are | You are not afraid to proactively upward manage | You carry high self-efficacy and ownership of goals | You are discrete and trustworthy, able to handle confidential information with care and grace | You have high emotional intelligence and can navigate nuance.  

  Anti-Racist + Bias Competence    You actionably live your commitment to social justice | You can confidently speak openly and courageously about your own equity journey | You are willing to confront your own biases and hold yourself accountable for disrupting them | You ask who is not at the table | You build time into projects to prioritize the voices that are not historically heard or valued. 

  Collaboration + Influence    You are a skilled collaborator and look for ways to include internal and external stakeholders in your work | You know how to get results by leveraging the power of your expertise and informal authority to influence internal and external stakeholders, and you have discernment to know which to use, and when. 


  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience, non-profit accounting experience is a plus. 
  • Experience with enterprise accounting software and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel. 
  • Knowledge of GAAP and other regulatory and financial standards and requirements. 
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 


Start date    July 2023 

  Location    This position is based out of our Washington, DC office in Dupont Circle. Flamboyan has a hybrid work schedule which is 4-days in the office and 1-day remote each week along with 1 fully remote week quarterly. Our in-person workplace design is based on our belief that being physically present with colleagues internally and partners externally is essential to building relationships and optimizes our ability to achieve our individual and collective goals | Occasional travel may be necessary | All staff must be fully vaccinated and boosted as a condition of employment unless given an approved exemption by Flamboyan for a medical or religious reason. 

  Compensation    At Flamboyan, our starting salaries are grounded in four beliefs: that we are competitive, we maintain internal equity across roles, there’s room to grow, and salaries are aligned with the market. We avoid negotiating starting salary to maintain equity across our team and we construct our salaries in such a way that staff can increase their pay as they grow within their role over time.  

 The starting salary for the Comptroller is $90,823.  

  Benefits    Flamboyan’s benefits are designed to help you sustain work-life integration. Assessed annually, we provide a host of comprehensive benefits to staff. Our current benefits include: Medical and dental health insurance | Generous leave package: 15 days of vacation, 5 days of sick leave, 5 personal days, 10 holidays, 3 bereavement days, up to 5 days of jury duty, up to 2 days for approved professional development, winter break office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and 6 org-wide wellness days per year  | Parental and medical leave | Retirement contribution with an additional 3% match | Individual and org-wide professional development opportunities | Long-term disability insurance | Pre-tax Transit | Flexible Spending Account | cell phone reimbursement (specific roles only). 


Reports To    Senior Managing Director of Finance and Operations 

  Manages    None 

  Closest Collaborators    Associate, Finance and Operations | Managing Director, Talent and Organizational Effectiveness | Operations Team | Team Leads across the organization