American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
Rockville, Maryland
Jan 15, 2021
Feb 19, 2021
Full Time

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is one of the largest molecular life science societies in the world with a membership made up of researchers, educators, students, and industry professionals. We provide professional development for scientists at every step of their career journeys.

ASBMB is seeking a full-time Controller.  As a key member of the management team, the Controller will be responsible for the planning, implementing and managing the financial activities of the Society.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, directing, and coordinating all accounting functions
  • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for accurate financial reporting
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Coordination and preparation of all activities required for the annual financial audit
  • Providing management with information vital to the decision-making process
  • Preparation of the annual budget and bi-annual forecasts
  • Society liaison to the Treasurer and Finance Committee; responsible for coordinating bi-annual committee meetings
  • Preparation of the periodic reporting for the Society’s investment endowments
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement and implementing new processes
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of accounting software and supporting database, as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and CPA
  • Five to seven years’ experience in financial reporting and general ledger responsibilities
  • Not for profit experience is preferred but not required
  • Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Access and Word
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure

This position offers a competitive salary with exceptional benefits that include a 403(b)-retirement plan; generous paid time off; medical, dental and vision insurance plans; flexible spending; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; and more.

To apply, please go to   Attach a cover letter and a resume with salary requirements.

To learn more about ASBMB, please visit

ASBMB is an equal opportunity employer.

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