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Director of Finance & 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. We enjoy a progressive and flexible 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 Finance & 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 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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


  • At least 7 years of diverse professional and supervisory experience in finance and business administration.  An advanced business degree is preferred.

  • 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.


Annual compensation ranging from $90,000 to $120,000, depending on experience. Full benefits after 3 months of employment.


Open until filled. First review January 2024.


Please email resume and cover letter to If you have any questions about the position, please contact Janet Daley by email  (Janet Daley).

ABR, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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