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Director of Business Administration


— This position is based in Fairbanks or Anchorage, Alaska —



Professional; Full-time


ABR is a well respected environmental research and consulting firm with ~40 employees and offices in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska. Our mission is to provide innovative, cost-effective, and scientifically rigorous solutions to our clients’ environmental needs while taking care of our people, our communities, and the health of our planet. Our clients include private industry; federal, state, and municipal governments; and nonprofit groups. ABR is recognized for promoting sustainable business practices, and we enjoy a progressive and employee-oriented culture that focuses on good corporate citizenship. We are looking for a dynamic individual with strong communication and people skills to lead our company-wide business affairs.


In coordination with the President and senior staff, the Director of Business Administration is responsible for financial and business management and for leadership and coordination in the administrative, accounting, and human resources sectors of our company. This position will assist the President and staff in ensuring that the company operates to maintain fiscal legality, stability, and growth.


  • Provide oversight, coordination, and leadership for our staff of administrative and accounting professionals.

  • Work with the President and Board of Directors on implementing the strategic goals of the company, including adhering to the triple bottom line and maintaining sustainable business practices.

  • Develop and coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports. 

  • Provide oversight of accounting systems, (management information system, time and expense system and payroll system) including accounts payable and accounts receivable, invoicing, tax planning, and financial reporting.

  • Provide oversight of business administration, including contracts management, insurance and risk management, and financial aspects of project management.

  • Craft, evaluate, negotiate and execute a wide variety of contracts covering a range of transactions; serve as the primary point of contact for contracting matters.

  • Work with senior management and project managers to execute human resources (HR) strategy related to recruitment and retention; provide support and guidance to management and staff on HR related matters; keep up to date on and communicate information on best practices, trends, regulatory and legal changes.

  • Work with the employees and the Board of Directors to proactively monitor benefits and policies and champion innovative and sustainable business practices that reflect the balance of a triple bottom line philosophy.

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal registrations, employment laws and regulations and tax reporting requirements, including multi-state payroll issues. 

  • Ensure adequate controls are in place and that substantiating documentation is available to pass independent and governmental audits.

  • Interact with scientific staff to provide project management support through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations. 

  • Represent our business at community and industry-sponsored events.


  • An advanced business degree (CPA, MBA or equivalent) with major course work in finance, accounting, or related field.

  • At least 7 years of diverse professional and supervisory experience in finance and business administration. 

  • Knowledge of financial, human resources, and tax laws related to operations of a small business.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  • The ability to work well with others and a willingness to help wherever needed. 

  • Experience with small businesses, scientific consulting, working with a Board of Directors, and other aspects of corporate governance are desired.


Competitive compensation package including full benefits after 3 months of employment.


Open until filled. First review January 2024.


Please email resume, 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors), and cover letter to If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Janet Daley.

ABR, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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