The purpose of this position is to manage financial compliance, which includes corporate accounting, risk, treasury, and tax. The role will require a hands-on leader that will be responsible for these key accounting functions. The leader will partner with the Controller to ensure timely and accurate financial statements on a monthly and annual basis. Safeguard the assets of HIMSS by providing and/or adhering to immediate and long-term internal controls.
All duties as assigned to achieve HIMSS’ goals and objectives as they relate to accounting and financial compliance.
Directs the company's corporate accounting, tax, risk management, and treasury activities in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
Direct oversight of accountants, treasury, and tax specialists, ensuring all deadlines are met and timely balance sheet reconciliations are complete.
Keep abreast of accounting developments, economic trends, and investment opportunities; researches and provides recommendations related to complex accounting issues
Manage month-end close process to ensure delivery of timely and accurate monthly financial statements for HIMSS and related entities, and review of variances. Ensures appropriate accounting for various activities and accounts.
Provide monthly independent quality assurance balance sheet review detailed review of specific account reconciliations.
Ensure adherence to internal controls, while driving continuous process and documentation improvements.
Directs and oversees HIMSS tax policies and objectives. Monitors reporting and planning to ensure compliance with applicable tax statues.
Manage relationship with outside tax advisors and ensure timely filing of various Federal tax returns (including 990, 990-T, 1120, 1165, and related state returns).
Evaluates the tax implications of company activities and develops strategies to minimize the tax obligations. Advises management on future changes to tax regulations and possible impact to the organization.
Lead the annual audit and tax return for HIMSS related entities.
Direct timely and accurate submission of Enterprise-wide risk (insurance) policies. Manage the relationship with outside brokers. Respond to all COI requests.
Prepare annual cash flow analysis in collaboration with other Finance and Operations leadership teams. Review accuracy of analysis on a weekly basis and prepare a rolling 13-week reforecast based on updated information.
Monitor and allocate cash balances, maintain investment records and prepare expense and earnings forecasts
State sales/use tax filings
Audit work papers
US Census filings
Business License Renewals
Certificate of Good Standing monitoring
Annual FBAR Filings
Coordinate preparation and review of designated audit work papers. Pro-actively develop information to assist in the audit process.
Serve as a contact for HIMSS business owners on some accounting issues; and work with staff from other departments, assisting where necessary with accounting issues and resolving problems.
Oversee timely, accurate and detailed responses to customer service tickets (Zendesk) assigned to direct reports and provide guidance as needed. Participate directly in addressing inquiries and requests as needed.
Manage special projects and other duties as assigned
Mentor, coach, and develop employees through orientation, training, goal setting and communication while ensuring team engagement and morale
Provide periodic performance feedback and appraisals.
Responsible for ensuring that all employees reporting to them directly or indirectly understand the importance of complying with the internal control objectives of the organization.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA required
A minimum of twelve (12) years’ experience in corporate and/or public accounting, with at least 5 years management experience in roles of increasing responsibility
Experience with accounting for subsidiaries (domestic and/or foreign) as well as foreign currency translation, highly preferred
Exceptional accounting and analytical skills; inquisitive; critical thinker; deadline focused; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; professional standard of ethics
Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially Word and Excel
Good verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; customer service focused.
HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of the health ecosystem through information and technology. As a mission-driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation engine, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. Our members include more than 80,000 individuals, 480 provider organizations, 470 non-profit partners and 650 health services organizations.