Since its founding in 1931, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has been dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Funding to support the educational, research and advocacy missions of the organization has come from a variety of sources including major corporations, members’ dues, Annual Meeting income, the Journal of Neurosurgery, managing medical outcomes databases, workshops and other products and services.
The CFO is responsible for developing a financial strategy aligned with the mission and vision of the AANS, its philanthropic arm, the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation (NREF), and its data collection arm, the NeuroPoint Alliance (NPA). The CFO is responsible for the budgeting, reporting and monitoring of all financial activities, ensuring proper financial controls, and identifying ways to increase financial reserves/cost-savings to ensure these three organizations operate sustainably and are positioned for growth. Additionally, the CFO manages office and building operations as well as human resources. This position works integrally and collaboratively with the Information Systems function.
Staff reporting to the CFO include the HR & Operations Manager, Accounting Manager, Manager of Reporting Systems, Staff Accountant, and AR/AP Specialist. The CFO also directs those responsible for organizational audits and producing annual tax and other compliance documents and reports.
Senior Management Responsibilities:
Provide strategic and administrative management for the financial functions supporting AANS, NREF and NPA.
Serve as management liaison/key contact to elected Treasurer and appointed Finance Committee.
Assist the Executive Director and other senior management in overall organizational administration, fulfilling strategic plan goals and providing an exemplary and competitive work environment for employees.
Develop staff to enhance their skills; assist them in reaching their potential as supervisors and specialists in their field.
Oversee the Human Resources function; routinely review and provide input on organizational policies, employee professional development, employee benefits, compensation and human resource initiatives.
Manage building operations.
Serve as internal consultant to the CEO, Finance Committee, Board, Associate Executive Directors, Directors, and other key stakeholders on all financial matters, making recommendations and suggesting pro-active strategies to keep AANS, NREF and NPA on track.
Provide oversight for and manage all budgets, forecasts and internal financial plans and processes.
Support accounting, general ledger and operations functions, ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy.
Drive best financial practices (GAAP) within AANS by communicating standard operating procedures, keeping the senior leadership team, Board and staff up-to-date on organization’s financial status and by generally serving as a point of reference for all growth plans and projects within the organizations.
Explore investment strategies for generating passive income.
Review short and long-term goals in light of existing and projected financial resources.
Create data-based long and short term goals, budgets and forecasts.
Participate in all internal planning regarding proposed program expansion, to ensure alignment of program, outreach and training plans with financial projections.
Establish annual priorities and benchmarks and conduct regular reporting, measuring projections against actual performance.
Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as needed to monitor, evaluate and optimize cash-flow and liquidity.
Build relationships with banks, donors, vendors, outside consultants and others as needed to keep close to AANS's major expenditures and sources of revenue.
Utilize technology to optimize all reporting and analytical functions.
Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations. Stay abreast of trends in the financial industry through professional development and sharing this information with the senior leadership team.
Build a top-tier internal finance team by actively recruiting, training and developing talented accountants, analysts, consultants, auditors, tax planners and payroll staff, as needed.
Key Credentials and Personal Qualities
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management
At least 8 years' senior financial leadership experience
More than 15 years' experience total accounting/finance experience
Experience at integrating IT/Systems to improve accounting productivity and accuracy
Experience at working with external auditors, compliance and regulatory oversight
Commitment to results; 'can-do" mindset; outstanding problem-solving ability
Experience at change leadership and change management
Strong motivational and staff leadership abilities
Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills
Sense of humor, integrity, personal sense of accountability
Knowledge of Office Suite and Excel and familiarity with software systems such as AMS and GL softwares.
TIMELINE AND PROCESS
Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Tuft & Associates, ATTN: Karen Dunn Caspers, CAE, MSNM, email@example.com.
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