Summary: The Vice President of Finance is a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), responsible for providing strong leadership, management, and vision to ensure efficient and effective financial systems and integrity for the organization. Leads fiscal operations of ASTHO including finance, grants, and contracts and provides strategic management of the accounting and finance functions.
Principal Functions: This position supervises accounting, grants administration, and financial planning and analysis, and holds primary overall responsibility in the following areas:
Oversees the financial operations for the organization at both the strategic and tactical level.
Assesses and evaluates financial performance of the organization regarding long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
Ensures the timely and accurate submission of monthly financial statements and other key financial data.
Reviews estimates, and cost/benefits analysis in the areas of finance, grants, and contracts.
Oversees the annual company operating budget process.
Manages financial planning and analysis, including actual to budget and rolling forecasts.
Supervises creation of reports, software implementation, and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
Manages cash flow planning process and ensures funds availability.
Represents organization to banks, financial partners, institutions, auditors, and officials. Maintains banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
Oversees annual financial audit, Single Audit and 990 Tax Return.
Ensures compliance and timely reporting including Lobbying and various state and local registrations and tax filings.
Ensure the company’s policies and procedures reflect strong and effective internal controls.
Remains current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding company operations.
Directs accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Identifies and manages business risks and insurance requirements.
Identifies, acquires, and implements systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information.
Creates and establishes yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion and provides insight for both short-term and long-term growth.
Utilizes forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organization’s plans and operating budgets.
Directs the planning, development, and implementation of grant proposals; budgeting; analyses of grant-related activities and performance; grant progress and final reporting requirements; and expense and vendor contract authorizations.
Ensures the company’s policies and procedures are compliant with federal grant requirements.
Negotiates the company’s indirect cost rate agreement with cognizant agency.
Primarily responsible for planning, communications and reporting to the ASTHO Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, MBA or relevant advanced degree strongly preferred. CPA desired.
10 years of managerial experience at both the strategic and tactical level in financial management in an organizational like ASTHO to include successful management of:
Federal grants and contracts including negotiating indirect cost rates.
Reporting systems to share financial information with appropriate staff.
Monitoring and control overall all aspects budget development.
Reporting key metrics on organizational performance.
Federal audits and related OMB requirements.
Provides leadership with financial reports and preparing reports for and presenting to the Board of Directors on all fiscal matters.
Hands on experience with ERP financial systems.
Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis.
Demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration.
Knowledge of the Federal grants, contracts, and procurement processes as they apply to a large 501c3 organization.
Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, and SOX compliance.
Knowledge of public health organizations preferred.
Commitment to staff diversity and inclusion and supporting employee professional development.
Strategic thinker with an open and collaborative style of leadership.
Ability to anticipate emerging issues and proactively implement policy and programmatic solutions.
Excellent people skills and excellent internal and external customer service orientation.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to values and mission and vision.