JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for directing the organization's financial planning and accounting practices. Additionally, this position manages the administrative and business management functions of the Association Headquarters consistent with the policy direction of the Executive Director and the goals of the Association. Minimal travel required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Focus on process improvement and business enhancements. Responsible for all internal business processes and procedures.
Oversees and directs budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, long-range forecasting, and insurance activities for the organization.
Directs the Controller in providing and directing procedures and computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
Appraises the organization's financial position and issues scheduled reports on the organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
Manages and directs Human Resources Department including overseeing employee evaluations and payroll.
Coordinates tax reporting for both the Association and the Foundation.
Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports for formal presentation to the NCHA Board of Directors and Association general membership.
Oversees and directs the preparation and issuance of the corporation's annual report.
Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations.
Analyzes operational issues impacting functional groups and the whole institution, and determines their financial impact. Ability to evaluate department silos and look for efficiencies in practice.
Must be able to present financial information to small and large groups, i.e. executive committee, various committees, members, employees, and general membership.
Proficient in technology development trends and the importance of strategic software development.
Experience in both 501.c.5 and 501.c.3 non-profit associations beneficial.
Equine association background beneficial.
Proficient with business computing and financial reporting systems.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Access.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors or higher degree in Accounting or Finance.
Strong understanding of accounting theory.
5+ years accounting/finance experience; CPA a plus, but not required.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
Must have strong interpersonal skills to support leadership, management, negotiation, and problem-solving functions of this role.
Excellent judgement and discretion; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, meet deadlines, and handle work-related stress is required.
Friendly, courteous, service-oriented, professional, outgoing, and customer service oriented.
Remain calm and professional in stressful situations.
Detail oriented while maintaining an extremely positive attitude.
Must be able to work independently and productively with minimum supervision.
Recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve routine problems.
Team player with a "can-do" attitude that can work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to establish and maintain professional atmosphere for employees, clients, and customers.
Knowledge of laws, regulations, and rules governing work requirements for nonprofit organizations; organizational development, human resources, and operations.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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