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  • Directs the Institute’s Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) function (10+ staff) to ensure compliance with GAAP, external sponsors’ reporting and accounting requirements, and other governmental laws, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Identifies and leads the implementation of process changes to improve compliance Directs the quarterly GAAP close and produces detailed financial reporting packages and presentations for senior management and governance committees
  • Provides leadership in collaboration with the Controller, other senior staff, VPF staff, and other central administrative units regarding financial functions, financial analysis, systems and data, controls, and accounting and reporting.
  • Identifies areas of financial risk to the Institute and assists with solutions to ensure compliance with audit and regulatory requirements; monitors regulatory changes and advises on related impact to the Institute
  • Leads the development, improvement, and documentation of controls, processes, practices, procedures, and policies in all areas of oversight Functional Area:
  • Develops unit strategies and presents operational improvement plans to the Controller
  • Responds to significant inquiries or requests from Vice President for Finance
  • Produces the annual financial statements (known as the Report of the Treasurer) and oversees the related audit
  • Produces the annual financial statements of the retirement plans (defined-benefit pension plan, 401K plan, and the retiree-welfare plan) and oversees the related audits
  • Works closely and collaborates with the Controller and the Controller’s senior staff to provide leadership to a high-functioning team
  • Adapts team structure to ensure a high degree of professional development and cross-training
  • Leads succession planning to proactively position all areas of oversight to meet the changing needs of the Controllership and the Institute
  • Collaborates and partners with many VPF business units regarding financial functions, compliance, accounting, and reporting
  • Collaborates and works closely with departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) to meet their accounting and reporting needs and assists with the rollout of new tools and processes to DLCs
  • Develops unit strategies and presents operational improvement plans to the Controller


  • Master’s degree
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • 10+ years of accounting experience
  • Must have relevant, up-to-date knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated risk management skills
  • Organizational compliance process management expertise
  • Demonstrated collaborative problem-solving and management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, accounting, and financial skills
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals at various levels of the organization
  • Close attention to details
  • Demonstrated skills as a team builder

    • Location: Anywhere
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