Bainum Family Foundation seeks an exceptional Controller who is committed to supporting the financial health of an organization that is transforming the lives of underserved children and families in the District of Columbia and beyond.
The Bainum Family Foundation helps children exit poverty by providing educational opportunities and other support needed for lifelong success. Entrepreneur Stewart Bainum founded the organization in 1968 and our decades of experience, combined with our ability to translate the latest research into effective policy and practice to support the whole child, mean we’re continuously evolving our strategy to achieve the greatest impact.
Research shows the first three years of a child’s life are most critical for brain development. Reaching children during these early years with high-quality early learning and a continuum of vital wrap-around supports gives them the best chance of success in school and life. The Foundation focuses our investments in three areas: Early Learning, Wrap-Around Support, and Knowledge Building. As part researcher, part organizer, part educator, and part investor, we put children at the center of everything we do. We are committed to changing their futures.
Informed by the Foundation’s founders, the following core values form the fabric of our culture, supporting every component of our work and painting a picture of who we strive to be every day. These core values include:
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, the Bainum Family Foundation is a 501(c) private operating foundation with a current operating budget of $10M and a staff of 47. The Foundation is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors and has a senior leadership team of 11. The Controller is a member of a 6-person accounting team. For more information about the Bainum Family Foundation, see https://bainumfdn.org/.
Reporting to the Senior Director – Finance and Facilities, the Controller manages the day-to-day operations of the accounting team, including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, and payroll. S/he is responsible for the Foundation’s financial plans and policies, accounting practices, maintenance of fiscal records, and preparation of financial reports. The position requires supervision over general accounting and budgetary controls.
Supervising a team of 3 members, the Controller will ensure that the Foundation has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Controller will work closely with program leaders and their staffs, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.
The Foundation structures our work through a portfolio of interconnected initiatives. All staff play a role in connecting and synthesizing knowledge across teams to further the Foundation’s Mission and Vision. Therefore, this person may be assigned to any of the Foundation’s initiatives based on initiative cycles and evolving organizational needs.
The Foundation values and is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable, inclusive culture. We believe that viewing every aspect of our work through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens allows us to holistically support our staff and have a greater impact on the communities we serve. The Foundation, therefore, strongly encourages and seeks applications from all qualified individuals whose racial, socioeconomic, ability status, and other individual dimensions allow them to bring unique and diverse perspectives to their work.
Primary responsibilities include:
Finance and Accounting Operations
Reporting and Analysis
Team Leadership, Development and Management
Experience and Attributes
Ideal candidates for this position will share their commitment to the Foundation’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes, including:
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The Bainum Family Foundation offers competitive employee compensation and benefits programs and encourages employee learning through a generous professional development program. The Foundation believes in the benefits of education and invests accordingly, both in our partners and our employees. We are an ideal workplace for talented professionals seeking to grow professionally and contribute to meaningful changes in the DC metro area.
To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Bainum@marcumllp.com (email applications are required). Only complete applications will be considered. For other inquiries contact Adrienne O’Rourke at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resume reviews begin immediately.
Bainum seeks to create a diverse workplace. They are actively soliciting applicants from all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.
About Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group
On behalf of Bainum Family Foundation, Raffa – Marcum’s Nonprofit and Social Sector Group is working with the leadership team to advance the search. Founded in 1984 and recently merged with Marcum, Raffa is, and always has been, a mission-driven professional services firm seeking to do more for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. We exist to do meaningful work for organizations like Bainum who are making a difference in our communities and our world.