Yoga Alliance (YA) is the independent member organization that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga. A related public charity, the Yoga Alliance Foundation (YAF), is an emerging field leader in yoga-based social impact.
Together, these two organizations support yoga teachers to more fully grow into their role as leaders in their communities. YA supports yoga teachers’ growth as professionals, giving them tools to effectively bring yoga into their communities. YAF develops vehicles for direct social impact, such as programs that enable teachers to serve within communities that have typically been excluded from yoga.
YA and YAF were founded to promote unity in yoga – so that all lineages, traditions and yoga organizations may thrive and all students may benefit from the gifts of yoga in the way that suits their needs best. We do this work so that the gifts of yoga can be offered effectively to more people.
The Controller will report directly to the Director of Finance 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 Executive Management Team, and program staff; cash management; and maintaining financial systems and internal controls. The Controller supervises the Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant. 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.
The Controller plays a critical leadership role within Yoga Alliance and will require a unique combination of skills in the areas of strategy, project management, communications (oral and written), plus specific topic expertise. This person will have experience in the following areas: