A certified public finance administrator, Marie-Laure Inisan-Ehret began her career in France as a tax inspector in 1980. Having held a number of senior positions, she was named head of regional tax services in 1999. Promoted to first class tax collector in 2006, she oversaw the network facilitating the changeover to the Helios accounting software program in the Paris region. In 2013, she was named director of the national dematerialization program under the Ministry of Finance. After serving as an accountant at the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (INRIA) from 2012 to 2015, she joined the CNRS as principal accountant and head of the DCIF.
The Accounts and Financial Information Department (DCIF) is the guarantor of the regularity of the organisation's accounting operations and is responsible for the coherency of all its financial and accounting information. It monitors and records administrative operations linked to the implementation of appropriations and how the CNRS budget is used. The DIF also guarantees the completeness and quality of data. It provides financial information according to the requirements and schedules of the CNRS's user departments, management or supervisory authorities. It is in charge of information systems and data administration project management in its field.