Rinku Bhattacharya, CMA, CPA, DPS

Rinku Bhattacharya has more than 28 years of financial and administrative experience, including 18 years at the C-suite level covering functions of fiscal management, information technology, human resources, strategy, and infrastructure building, with a specialty with highly regulated nonprofit organizations.

Rinku has had a progressively responsible career working in all aspects of finance and currently, she is the CFO for Lutheran Social Services. She is also an adjunct professor of accounting at Manhattanville College teaching a variety of courses, including advanced management accounting.

An IMA member since 1999, Rinku has been an active volunteer with IMA since she joined the organization. She is one of the founding members of the IMA Leadership Academy and previously served on the Nominating Standing Board Committee. As a member of the IMA Global Board, Rinku currently chairs the Performance Oversight & Audit Standing Board Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Committee. She also has served on the board of the Westchester Gateway Chapter and mentored young professionals. Rinku has a particular passion for ensuring educational access to under-represented youth and so in addition to volunteering with IMA, she serves on the boards of the CLUSTER Inc. Boys and Girls Club and the First Lego League of Hudson Valley.

Rinku has a doctoral degree in accounting (DPS) from Pace University, an MBA in finance from the University of Bridgeport, and an MS in nonprofit management from New School University. She has earned post graduate certifications in management and leadership from Columbia University and Cornell University, respectively.