Atla seeks an executive finance professional to serve as the Director of Financial Services (a.k.a Chief Financial Officer). This position will report directly to the Executive Director, and work closely with the director level senior management team and board. The Director of Financial Services will oversee the finance and accounting operations with a staff of three (Budget Analyst, Accounting Supervisor, and Accounting Associate), and manage human resource functions with an HR Generalist as a direct report.
The successful candidate will be responsible for financial strategy, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, treasury operations, human resources functions, insurance and benefits management, audits, regulatory filings, and compliance reviews for the association. The Director of Financial Services will be a key strategist working closely with the executive senior management and board on the association’s short-term and long-term business planning, annual budget, investment strategies, and identifying new business growth opportunities that will continue to sustain Atla’s strong financial standing.
Some of the specific requirements include:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline.
10+ years of work experience in financial and accounting management roles.
Financial and accounting acumen, knowledge of latest GAAP standards, and IRS regulations impacting nonprofit organizations.
Strong management and supervisory skills to mentor, nurture, train and develop talent on the finance and human resources team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to present financial information in an easy-to-understand format to the senior management team and board.
Demonstrated ability to transform marketing and operational business plans into concrete achievable financial goals and strategies.
Experience working with Sage Intacct, SAP Concur and Adaptive Planning is preferred, as is knowledge of integration of financial accounting systems with sales and operations software platforms.
Nonprofit or Association work experience highly preferred.
This position offers a competitive salary with strong benefits and a remote work environment. Compensation has been recently benchmarked against industry standards, and the salary will reflect market rate for Atla’s industry. It is preferred the candidate reside within the Greater Chicagoland area, but applicants from all locations within the United States will be considered equally.
Atla is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, disability, veteran, or military status, pregnancy, order of protection status, genetic information or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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