The National Society of Accountants(NSA) at 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 540, Alexandria, VA 22314 seeks a Chief Executive Officer(CEO) for this $2 million budget, 7 staff, 5,400 member organization.
NSA is a 501(c)(6) professional society created to represent and support accountants and tax professionals throughout the United States by providing a forum for personal and professional growth through member communities, education opportunities, leadership programs, and issue advocacy. NSA is in its seventy-sixth year and offers a competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental and 401(k) plan.
The ideal candidate for the CEO position will be a confident, driven and experienced leader able to maintain NSA's management structure, drive the Society towards the achievement of the Board's strategic vision of membership growth and development, and suggest ways to advance the Society's mission. She or he will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the Society including:
Entrepreneurial, innovative and thoughtful leadership
Strong organizational leadership skills and proven experience in building/managing high functioning teams
Working knowledge of the accounting and tax profession
Experience in the federal legislative and regulatory environment with emphasis on IRS relations and tax law
Excellent oral and written communication skills(mandatory) including the ability to articulate the value of NSA to its members and stakeholders
High energy and goal-oriented with impeccable ethical standards
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively with the Board, staff, organization supporters/stakeholders and policy makers
Insight and vision in identifying and anticipating industry trends and how they affect the role of NSA and its members
Respectful, honest, transparent, and ethical leadership style
Ability to facilitate a Board to consensus on issues of strategic importance
Qualified candidates should have concrete, demonstrable experience and other qualifications including:
Bachelor's degree or higher
More than five years of management experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to think strategically and critically, synthesize complex issues and information, and manage change
Experience maintaining a presence with public and elected officials
Availability for occasional travel and required after hours work/events including some weekends
More than five years of supervisory or administrative experience
Prior experience as a CEO, Executive Vice President or Executive Director of a non-profit organization
Membership society or related management experience
Proven track record working successfully with a non-profit Board
A record in growing organizations from a revenue, membership and value perspective
Advanced degree or credential, ideally MBA, JD, MPA, CPA or Accredited Business Accountant
Experience with using social media, website and other technology to communicate with members and other stakeholders
Knowledge of the tax and accounting profession
Experience with dealing with reporters and the press on issues affecting non-profit organizations
The National Society of Accountants is a distinguished organization that has been working for tax and accounting professionals for over 75 years. NSA provides quality education through its webinars and annual meetings. Also, NSA is a strong advocate for its members in regards to ethical and professional standards through participation in legislative and regulatory matters on a national level.
The professional staff at NSA are focused on member value and growth which is the focal point of the recently completed strategic plan. We are approximately a 5,400 member organization with seven person staff and a $2 million budget.
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