About Us: For over 75 years AUI has been a champion for scientific achievement. As pioneers of the open science model, we have scaled up science and created new scientific disciplines based on a philosophy of sharing access through an engaged and well-organized community. Garnering six Nobel Prizes through the creation of cutting-edge technologies, we are dedicated to expanding the scientific frontiers of tomorrow. Learn more.

Role Summary: The CFO is an elected Corporate Officer of AUI and simultaneously acts as the Treasurer for the corporation. The CFO reports to the AUI President and provides counsel and support to the President, senior AUI and operating center staff and the Board of Trustees on all financial and audit matters. The CFO is a Corporate Officer, and brings a strategic perspective to Corporate finance functions, processes and structure, and business development. The CFO represents corporate management in interactions with Government agencies and outside organizations, as appropriate, and with AUI’s operating units, including the research centers. The CFO ensures that the annual audit is performed in accordance with applicable regulatory standards and that sufficient funding is available to support anticipated Corporate and observatory needs. The CFO participates in the development of new business and assesses the financial elements of prospective contracts and provides oversight of the organization’s investments.

A Few Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategy and Leadership

    • Serve as part of the senior management team and collaboratively develops and executes organizational strategic goals and objectives.
    • Provide strategic guidance to the senior management team and operating units on financial planning and fiscal management.

Financial and Operational Management

    • Oversee the integrity and efficiency of financial management operations and reporting systems.
    • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and regulatory requirements, such as the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, and Cost Accounting Standards

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advises our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.