Dec 26, 2018

Senior Director, Finance and Accounting

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Itasca, IL, USA
Full-Time Accounting Finance

Job Description


The American Academy of Pediatrics, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare, is seeking a forward thinking, collaborative individual with strong leadership skills to oversee and direct all accounting functions, budgeting, forecasting, modeling and financial analysis. This position will report to the CFO/SVP Finance and provide and present high-quality financial analysis and models for management consideration.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Support CFO, senior leadership, and all other staff in financial record keeping, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis.
2. Lead all accounting functions and transactional processing.
3. Lead annual audit and tax filing preparation.
4. Maintain state charitable registrations.
5. Maintain and monitor sales tax compliance.
6. Monitor and analyze actual fiscal performance to budget variances and historical trends, capital expenditures, changes in asset, liability, and net asset amounts. Provide written monthly reports including explanatory information and recommendations for improving financial operations to CFO and senior leadership.
7. Lead the AAP’s annual budget process. Create guidance, train staff, set expectations and follow up with departments in order to create viable budget.
8. Administer and consolidate AAP forecasts. Work with staff in all departments to develop and improve forecasts. Validate estimates based on historical data as well as forward looking assumptions.
9. Interpret, model, and simulate the fiscal impact of new business proposals and activities.
10. Provide support to CFO, including the preparation of financial presentations.
11. Benchmark AAP financial and non-financial information against comparable organizations.
12. Maintain, analyze, continuously enhance, and report on a statement of key financial ratios, metrics, and percentages that provide management with insight into important business activities and changes.
13. Oversee regular analysis and reporting on all AAP managed cash, reserves, and investment funds.
14. Maintain and fulfill a regular meeting schedule with various managers to gather key financial and non-financial information and improve strategic fiscal communication efforts and operating efficiencies.
15. Complete complex financial analysis projects and prepare various ad hoc reports.
16. Analyze, develop, improve, and maintain all financial processes and reporting systems. Manage the development of a budgeting, planning, and forecasting system. Study and optimize the use and performance of current financial management systems.
17. Provide financial trainings to key staff as needed, collaborating with HR when necessary.
18. Supervise, cross train, and mentor assigned staff.
19. Ensure high degree of customer focus and satisfaction.
20. Collaborate closely with the Senior Director, Grants Management and Payroll on budgeting, financial reporting, and payroll.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required, as well as a CPA. MBA preferred.
2. At least seven years’ experience managing accounting and financial functions with progressively expanded responsibility required, including financial analysis, modeling, and forecasting and supervising staff.  Experience in the non-profit sector highly desirable.   
3. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, project management, problem solving, change management, and analytical skills required. Proficiency with MS Office, databases, and accounting software required. Must be very knowledgeable of accounting regulations, compliance systems and federal, state, and local regulations and able to use non-financial terminology to effectively communicate fiscal matters. Some travel and weekend work required.

To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.

The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.

Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

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IL  

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Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting required, as well as a CPA. MBA preferred.
2. At least seven years’ experience managing accounting and financial functions with progressively expanded responsibility required, including financial analysis, modeling, and forecasting and supervising staff.  Experience in the non-profit sector highly desirable.   
3. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, project management, problem solving, change management, and analytical skills required. Proficiency with MS Office, databases, and accounting software required. Must be very knowledgeable of accounting regulations, compliance systems and federal, state, and local regulations and able to use non-financial terminology to effectively communicate fiscal matters. Some travel and weekend work required.


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