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Chief Financial Officer
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15325

Lighthouse Lab Services is excited to be working with a growing Laboratory in Atlanta, GA! This lab is looking to add a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to their team and is eager to find a candidate with the experience to jump right in and hit the ground running.

Position Summary

The Chief Financial Officer is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and is accountable for developing a financial strategy and vision, along with implementation and oversight of sound financial policies and procedures at the Lab; responsible for establishment and maintenance of proper financial system controls; administration of funds; compliance with federal requirements for financial systems management reporting and certifications; communication of resource requirements to external agencies, including preparation of budget submissions and other funding requests. These responsibilities include the development of a financial strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to support internal control, DOE directives, and report accurate financial results. This position is also responsible for managing and leading the financial operations, acquisition services, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A) personnel team.

What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Planning
  • Define the Laboratory’s financial direction and support tactical initiatives.
  • Develop strategic financial business plans.
  • Oversee rates development, monitor variance, and develop financial strategies.
  • Manage the budget processes.
  • Oversee pension plan investment committee activities.
  • Financial Operations
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the Lab leadership team and Alliance partners team.
  • Implement financial management business systems.
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced.
  • Implement operational best practices.
  • Oversee the development and issuance of financial information.
  • Acquisition Services
  • Develop acquisition strategy to support Lab initiatives.
  • Ensure adherence to Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR).
  • Provide leadership on Lab-wide key procurements.
  • Ensure efficient and effective procurement operations.
  • Monitor key DOE procurement performance measurements.
  • Risk Management
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the Laboratory Financial risk profile.
  • Monitor internal control program.
  • Ensure that the Laboratory complies with all legal and regulatory requirements as defined by DOE.
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of applicable government agencies.
  • Report financial risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors.
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
  • Manage the financial operations, acquisition services, and FP&A departments.
  • Manage the lab’s accounting, acquisition, and budgeting transaction processing systems.
  • Keeps abreast of key issues affecting respective Center/Office industry discipline(s).
  • Builds effective teams; creates strong morale and staff engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and direct personnel with diverse skills, work styles and values, both directly and through subordinate management.
  • Corporate Governance
  • Serve as an Officer (Chief Financial Officer) of the limited liability corporation, 
  • Oversee all Alliance corporate accounts, books, and business transactions.
  • Report financial risks, budgets and results to the Alliance Board of Directors.
  • Serve as management steward for Finance and Audit Committee of the Alliance Board of Directors.


  • Previous management and budget administration experience required.
  • Program strategy, development and implementation experience required.
  • Master’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10 plus years of progressively responsible experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), federal accounting standards (SFFAS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Travel Regulations (FTR), applicable laws, regulations, and DOE contractual requirements.
  • Ability to develop knowledge about the Laboratory Industry


  • Ability to solve a variety of multi-dimensional problems in absence of guidelines or precedents.
  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations.


  • Schedule: M-F
  • Shift: TBD
  • Pay Range: 220k to 330k
  • Health/Dental/Vision

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 17 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

#MTP Job ID: 15325

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