Position Title: Director of Finance



Reports to the Executive Director (ED)

Job Description

The Director of Finance will direct all financial and accounting activities, maintaining sound internal controls.  Must be willing and able to operate “in the weeds” of accounting and financial controls as well as from a 10,000 foot, strategic finance level.


  • Manage and evaluate internal controls and report significant lapses/irregularities to the board and to ED.
  • Lead strategic and corporate planning regarding financial reporting, auditing, budgeting, general ledger closings, payables, cash management, corporate accounting, consolidations
  • Provide ED and board with timely and accurate financial information in a usable and understandable format to support operating initiatives and strategic alternatives
  • Analyze, consolidate and direct all cost accounting procedures.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for each project, while rolling results up into cost center and organizational statements. Report significant variances to the ED, board and management users.  Prepare audit-ready books.
  • Ensure proper tracking of revenues and expenditures, including preparing journal entries and maintaining general ledger.
  • Remain informed and up-to-date concerning events, regulations and changes that affect BRINM projects.
  • Solicit vendor quotes and recommend relevant changes to service provider contracts
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Ensure compliance with relevant portions of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133.


  • Review of all cash receipts, and review and approval of cash disbursements. Ensure timely invoicing of all sponsors and follow up on pending/disputed receipts.
  • Confirm F&A and billing amounts with Grants Manager and other project managers, as appropriate. Ensure proper financial reporting requirements are followed for all projects.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of research accounting principles (e.g., OMB CirA-21, A-110, cost accounting) to resolve complex problems as they relate to all research administration functions
  • Ensure resolution and implementation of program-specific accounting procedures/systems issues and changes.
  • Monitor closely and analyze budget and expense transactions, consistent with regulatory and NPC practices, and provide direct support with accounts payable/receivable processes.
  • Directly manage account set-up, budget revisions, expense transfer, check requests, grant and contract close-out, etc. in collaboration with the Grants Manager or CRSM, as appropriate.
  • Provide timely, quality customer service.
  • Interface professionally with sponsors, vendors and other external representatives.


  • Manage and monitor all project accounts, as well as finance activities for researchers.
  • Analyze and reconcile deferred revenue accounts.
  • Reconcile bank, credit card accounts monthly.
  • Manage year-end audit, conducted by an independent accounting firm, and Form 990 preparation and submission. Assist ED with audits by NPPO and other regulatory bodies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or similar
  • CPA/CMA and knowledge of GAAP required. Familiarity with GAGAS preferred.
  • At least two years’ experience in an accounting firm and four additional years in industry or similar in an accounting/finance role. Prefer additional experience in non-profit, government, and/or university grant and contract administration.
  • At least 2 years’ experience with Intacct or similar accounting software. At least 3 years using an accounting software package to manage accounting and finance for a multi-million dollar organization.  Strong skills in MS-Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform project and fund accounting required.
  • Knowledge of financial operations, laws, and terminology required.
  • Knowledge of federal and non-federal regulations and operation policies.
  • Ability to prepare audit-ready financials and work efficiently with independent audit firm.
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to multi-task while managing competing priorities.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data, identify trends and recommend operational changes.
  • Ability to develop new systems or procedures and facilitate workflow.
  • Flexible, with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills and positive attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to interact with senior management and high-level officers
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to solve problems constructively, meet deadlines and the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.

Posting Date:  10/22/20

Application Deadline: 11/22/20

Please submit resumes/CVs to the BRINM administrative office via mail, fax or e-mail to

BRINM is committed to Affirmative Action, Equal Employment and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. No person employed by BRINM shall be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap or medical condition.  All selection methods and criteria will be based on job related criteria and individual merit.