Inspired by its Catholic heritage, the Connelly Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in the Philadelphia region by supporting charitable organizations in the areas of education, human services, culture and civic life that strengthen resilience and help people to flourish. Since its founding in 1955, the Connelly Foundation (Foundation) has been a responsive and proactive grantmaking organization awarding grants to nonprofits in the Philadelphia region that demonstrate outstanding performance in meeting community needs. The work of the Foundation is principally driven by its founders’ John and Josephine Connelly’s personal charitable principles, with an emphasis on strengthening Catholic education, and providing help and opportunity to the needy.
The Connelly Foundation helps nurture resiliency, self-improvement and personal independence, partnering with community and faith organizations, job-training programs, and other organizations that provide vital economic, cultural, civic, religious, and social support services. The Foundation also maintains an enduring role in providing charitable support to leaders and organizations who serve the acute and chronic needs of the region’s most vulnerable. Creative new ideas are continuously generated toward programs that would bolster and complement the quality of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as well as supporting new organizations that respect human dignity and provide opportunity. In 2021, the Foundation anticipates awarding more than $12 million in grants across its education, human services, culture and civic renewal portfolios.
The Controller is responsible for overseeing the accounting operations of the Foundation, including the production of periodic financial reports, the maintenance of a suitable system of accounting records for financial, grant reporting and tax purposes. This includes transactional investment accounting and budgetary functions. In addition, the Controller will ensure the implementation of a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, safeguard assets and enhance the accuracy of the Foundation’s financial results.
The Controller will report to the Chief Financial Officer and will work collaboratively with the other areas of the Foundation to support the Foundation’s mission and philanthropic impact in the community.
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