Financial Controller

Santa Fe


Exciting opportunity for Financial Controller of this elite nonprofit focusing on scientific research. If you are a multi-project oriented, analytical accounting professional, excited by chance to work with innovative minds in an evolving environment, apply now!


  • Generate timely and reliable monthly, quarterly, and annual management reports and financial statements.
  • Prepare reports for those responsible for the management of cost centers and grants/programs, providing interpretation of financial results as needed.
  • Oversee and facilitate the management of grants, budgeting, and forecasting.
  • Assist with funding agency compliance reports and adhering to governmental and non-profit standards and guidelines in conjunction with FASB, GAAP, and OMB.
  • Make journal entries and post transactions including cash receipts, cash disbursements, financial statement adjustments, and investments, and assists in maintaining the fund accounting system.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts to underlying detail.
  • Assist in the annual financial statement audit, preparation of Form 990, annual ERISA and retirement plan audits, and the indirect cost rate proposal.
  • Train and manage accounting support staff and provide for the Finance Office backup of accounts payable, payroll, and financial management functions.

Desired Profile

  • 10+ years of progressive experience with nonprofit accounting.
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting principles and applications, experience in non-profit accounting including monthly and annual audit cycles, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance and reporting.
  • Strong general ledger orientation in fund accounting environment.  Fluent user of Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.
  • Possess the ability to think critically and solve problems as well as having excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be able to work on site in Santa Fe.
  • Excited and able to work in an evolving, growing organization and embrace employing new technical solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with five years of relevant experience preferred. CPA preferred.

 Type of Employment

  • Direct Hire


  • Typically Monday – Friday, 8-5


  • Salary $75-85K DOE + Generous Benefits
  • Health, dental, vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off includes 4 weeks' paid vacation, 12 days' sick leave, 10 paid holidays
  • 401K
  • Catered lunches available daily for a minimal cost
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