Are you an outstanding financial strategist and collaborative leader? If so, we’re looking for someone like you to help us create a financial foundation that will help deliver on strategic initiatives and propel the organization forward.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer with a dotted line to the Chief of Staff, the Senior Director of Finance leads, directs, and oversees the financial health of the AANA. As a senior level leader within the AANA, this role has overall accountability for financial strategy and operations and will be integral to the success of the AANA. All staff are expected to foster a workplace culture that promotes divergent thinking, openness, respect, trust and the desire to be epic.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop the Financial Strategy for the organization.
Direct, plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and performance.
Oversee all financial results, profitability, capital expenditures, tax planning, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local, payroll, and property taxes.
Manage all key relationships with outside vendors that impact finance, including legal, accounting, auditor, and insurance vendor relationships. Coordinate and develop relationships with lending institutions.
Oversee the annual plan and long-range plan and ensuring proper measurement, reporting and forecasting performance against both.
Direct and ensure the development of supportive quantitative analytics for the organization.
Attend and present at Board meetings.
Responsible for staffing the Finance Committee including attending and presenting at Finance Committee meetings.
Serve as the key financial ambassador to staff and volunteer leadership of the AANA.
Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to facilitate effective decision making at all levels of the organization.
Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to all management in the organization.
Collaborate with department managers and other leadership within the organization on budgeting and forecasting.
Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential investments.
Provide strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs.
Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the AANA may enter.
Work cross-functionally on strategic initiatives and projects.
Directly supervise the Controller, including feedback, goal-setting and performance management.
Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
Evaluate the finance division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
Enhance and/or develop policies and procedures of the organization that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the AANA.
Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
A minimum of 7 - 10 years of successful experience in an accounting/finance role
A minimum of 5 - 8 years of progressive management experience required
Senior level leadership experience required
Graduate Degree, Certification or equivalent in related fields;
MBA with finance concentration and CFA or CPA designation preferred
Qualifications & Other Skills:
Strategic thought leadership and credibility to advise senior leadership
Ability to communicate and influence on complex issues effectively with peers, leadership teams, and other key stakeholders
Embodies a client service mindset
Ability to make well-balanced business decisions through a finance lens in the best interest of the organization
Strong attention to detail
Strong analytical skills
Intermediate experience with MS Office
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to work well and communicate with staff at all levels of the association
The AANA offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:
BlueCross and Blue Shield of Illinois medical
Consumer Driven Health Plan (HSA)
401(k) with a competitive match and generous additional annual company contribution
Company covers cost at 100% for;
Additional benefits include;
Office closed between Christmas Day to New Year’s Day
Generous time off for vacation
Employee referral bonus!
About American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 44,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of approximately 32 million anesthetics given in the United States each year. They administer every type of anesthetic, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
The AANA promulgates education and practice standards/guidelines and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice.