Chief Financial Officer

Updated: November 27, 2017
Job ID: 213413
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Come Work at HJF!

There has never been a more exciting time to join the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF). HJF is global organization dedicated to advancing  military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Executive Team and help us build for the future. If you are seeking an exciting and dynamic career opportunity in service to our military, their loved ones, and your community, HJF is for you!


The Opportunity

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as a key business partner to the CEO and collaborate with cross-functional company leaders.  The CFO is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the company’s financial and budgetary controls and reporting systems, for ensuring adequate financial flexibility to execute the company’s operating and strategic plans, and for informing executive decision-making across the foundation. The incumbent will oversee the functions of controllership, financial reporting, treasury, financial planning & analysis functions, and taxation. The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, FAR and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices.


Drives Results- demonstrated leadership in consistently achieving results, even under challenging circumstances

Innovation- ability to create new and better ways for HJF to succeed

Manages Ambiguity-proven ability to operate effectively, even when things are not certain or the path forward is unclear.

Collaborates- skilled in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others.



  • Serves as a member of the Executive Management Team to develop, implement and establish short-term and long-term strategic and organizational goals and objectives, including financial targets. Actively supports and contributes to the successful achievement of all goals and objectives. Proactively monitors financial operations and industry trends to identify issues or opportunities that could impact strategic and organizational goals and recommends solutions as appropriate.
  • Maintains a global accounting system.
  • Ensures credibility of Finance Unit by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Develops and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and 15+ years of increasingly technical work experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree is preferred.
  • Must have substantial leadership experience in formulating, planning, leading, directing and controlling complex, broad, and highly technical functions.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.
  • Wide range of technical understanding across financial disciplines.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize and execute deadline driven projects with strong bias for action and ability to prioritize multiple and competing projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement a financial business strategy.



We value our talent, so our top priority is our people. We are committed to ensuring the best experience for you in your career and life at HJF by focusing on your health, family, professional growth, financial wellbeing and time away. Our compensation, benefits and special offerings are based on the philosophy that taking care of our talent is good for all of us.

Why HJF?

HJF appreciates your talent and contributions, enabling you to earn your value through a robust compensation plan and exciting environment. We live our values and when you join HJF, you can see the direct impact of your contributions on our success.


HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.