Director of Finance/Controller

Position Description

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) serves the public and the medical profession by improving the quality of health care through setting professional and educational standards for medical specialty practice and certification in partnership with its certifying Member Boards. These elevate the standards for patient care and care improvements. The Director of Finance/Controller is a key strategic organizational leader responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of financial activities in support of the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its financial management. This position reports into the Chief Financial Officer and supervises two staff members.

Essential Functions

  • Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by conducting audits; providing information to external auditors.
  • Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash. Manages cash and operating reserves and investments.
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Assists in the preparation of budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
  • Assists in the achievement of budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing financial reports; advising management on needed actions.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by establishing preventive maintenance requirements and service contracts; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains financial staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Leads and executes other duties and special projects as assigned, identified and/or required.

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a changing environment. Must be an effective manager of people, with a proven ability to build and support a strong staff team.
  • Superior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Self-reliant individual with excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive with an ability to operate as an effective tactical and strategic thinker.
  • Analytical skills with ability to think through and execute solutions to complex issues and processes.
  • Business acumen and process orientation with ability to develop solutions and sustainable processes in a growing and changing environment.

Education, Training and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting and Management
  • A CPA, MBA or direct experience in Controller role required.
  • Demonstrated technical skills using Sage Intacct software or other financial systems.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be added at any time with or without notice.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or genetic information.

How to Apply

You may send your resume and cover letter to Please include the job title in the subject of your email.

You may also submit your resume and cover letter by postal mail to:

American Board of Medical Specialties
Attn: Human Resources
353 North Clark Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60654