BrightFocus Foundation is a premier source of private research funding to defeat Alzheimer’s, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Through investing in an ongoing research portfolio of more than 220 awards, we are working toward cures for the medical conditions we all fear most: loss of mind and loss of sight. Our public awareness efforts share the latest research findings and best practices with families impacted by these diseases.

Our talented, dedicated team brings together a wide range of talents and disciplines to advance our mission of ending diseases of mind and sight. We hope you will consider joining us at BrightFocus.

See our open positions below.

Open Positions

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  • Supervisor: Controller

    Date: August 2, 2023

    Position Description:

    The Staff Accountant reports to the Controller and will be responsible for month-end close, accounts payable, accounts reconciliations, employee expense reporting, property tax returns filing, and affiliate company tenants billing. S/he will apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to recording, analyzing, and reporting business transactions of the organization. 

    The candidate will also perform hands on month end and year end close transaction entries and help with the Annual audits and other tasks assigned by the Controller. The position requires good communication skills, attention to details and some problem-solving skills. Sage Intacct proficiency is a must. This is a full-time, exempt position and it is based at our head office in Clarksburg, Maryland. The company operates a hybrid work policy.

    Duties, Responsibilities and Functions:

    • Create, process, maintain, review, and analyze various financial transactions affecting the general ledger in accordance with GAAP and other regulations.
    • Reconcile assigned accounts.
    • Monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial closing.
    • Process direct mail transactions coding and allocations.
    • Annual Financial audit support.
    • Annual Tax Returns support
    • Assist in special projects as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher is required; Accounting or Finance is preferred.
    • Proficiency in Sage Intacct Software is a must.
    • SAP Concur experience is a plus.
    • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
    • Minimum of 3-years relevant experience 
    • Experience in General Ledger, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, and Fixed Assets
    • Strong communication, analytical, problem-solving skills.
    • Results oriented self-starter with strong initiative.

    HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your resume, salary requirement, and cover letter to with “Staff Accountant” in the Subject line for consideration. For a full position description, visit:


About BrightFocus Foundation

BrightFocus Foundation (BrightFocus) is at the forefront of brain and eye health by promoting awareness and driving innovative research worldwide to help eradicate diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. To learn more about BrightFocus, visit

BrightFocus is committed to the full utilization of all human resources and to a policy of equal opportunity. In accordance with applicable laws, it is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all personnel actions, without regard to any legally-protected characteristic including, but not limited to, race, age, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.


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