Develop and implement financial management strategies, policies and processes (e.g. accounting, budgeting, financial planning, risk management, forecasting, cash management) to enhance efficiency and provide robust and reliable financial operations to drive long term growth.
Maintain the integrity of the company’s accounting system and subsequent ledgers. Participate in, and provide oversight of, the preparation of monthly general ledger journal entries, bank reconciliations, general ledger account analysis, payroll, etc. Oversee the preparation of the company’s annual tax return and the annual preparation of W-2s and 1099s. Lead Accounting/Finance operations to ensure efficient, cost-effective accounting operations with strong internal controls that result in clean financial statement audits, prompt payments and collections.
Lead and support the annual budget/review/forecasting processes partnering with senior management, the Finance Chair and the Board of Directors. Ensure alignment with the Associations’ strategic plan. This includes producing timely monthly financial reporting and analysis, variance reporting, leading periodic re-forecasts of full-year projections and development of remediation plans when necessary. Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education and support of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
Support Executive Director and the senior staff team in evaluating new revenue sources and growth opportunities. Oversee business analysis of strategic initiatives to determine financial and operational feasibility. Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization including revenue enhancement and cost reduction initiatives.
Supervise the organization’s annual audit. Present findings to the Executive Director, Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. Facilitate monthly conference calls with the Finance Chair to review financials and present financial reports during three annual Board meetings. Oversee compliance with tax reporting requirements, real estate tax, personal property, equipment leases and all other operational elements.
Develop performance metrics across the organization to evaluate people, programs and use of funds, including reports and evaluation tools. Monitor department managers to assure that they are following established policies and practices.
Responsible for the fiscal management of all contracts, including overseeing the recognition of allowable expenditures and accounting for all contracts; ensure compliance with financial requirements; RFP support and planning; and oversight of contract compliance.
Manage banking, investments and insurance policies. Optimize the organization’s cash flow management and strategic investments. Develop and maintain relationships with financial institutions/lenders. Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism which includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs of the organization.
Manage the administration of the 401K Plan, ensuring compliance with the Plan and government regulations. Oversee company employee benefit plans and optimize benefits packages
Direct department level staff in the fulfillment of project assignments and remain within budget.
Lead the IT operations to ensure deployment of efficient, functional, secure and cost-effective technical infrastructure (hardware and software) in support of organizational operations. Ensure that IT is considered strategically as ACTE pursues its business objectives.
Oversee the operation and maintenance of the ACTE owned property and manage staff who provide facilities support, mail and print operations and other services that accommodate staff and visitors to successfully achieve their work assignments.
Oversee product inventory and manage fulfillment operations.
Perform special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of financial process management as a CFO in a non-profit organization.
Experience managing multiple functions, including finance, contracts, operations and projects simultaneously.
Experience supervising accounting and finance teams.
Expertise in financial management, including non-profit accounting operations, GAAP, budgeting and performance monitoring, capital deployment and expenditures, investment management, treasury and cash management, financing structures, insurance, and compliance for 501(c) 3 organizations.
Expert in developing annual and long range planning tools and demonstrated flexibility in making changes to reflect a dynamic organizational environment.
Proficient at analyzing financial and operational data and preparing executive dashboards, financial reports and projections.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated cross-departmental collaboration and customer service. Ability to clearly and concisely convey complicated financial information to the senior staff team, Board of Directors, staff, external state and affiliate leaders. Ability to represent the organization externally.
Manage and develop staff to ensure Finance and Operations is a customer (internal and external) focused department.
Establish credibility throughout the organization as an effective problem solver; be viewed as approachable and as an educator to people in financial issues.
Must possess leadership and team building skills to effectively supervise staff and interact with all employees and Association constituents.
Experience in the implementation and utilization of financial software (Great Plains), association management software (iMIS) and conference registration software (eSHOW).
Commitment to ensuring fiscal integrity and ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and produce high quality results.
Demonstrated ability to work as an effective collaborative member of a senior staff team and provide proactive leadership in a complex and fast-paced environment.
Excellent business judgment and the ability to develop successful business strategies and financial plans.
Proven experience in vendor contracts negotiation.
Ability to understand and suggest improvements to current accounting, expense reporting, and timekeeping systems.
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About Association for Career and Technical Education
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. Its core purpose is to provide leadership in developing an educated, prepared, adaptable and competitive workforce. The ACTE membership is composed of 25,000 career and technical educators, administrators, researchers, guidance counselors and others involved in planning and conducting career and technical education programs at the secondary, post-secondary and adult levels.