NASW is seeking a Vice President of Finance and Accounting to oversee financial operations for multiple entities within NASW, including the 501(c)6, the 501(c)3, a trust, and a political action committee, as well as oversee the inclusion of a for-profit subsidiary on the Association’s annual consolidated audit. Under the strategic direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this position is responsible for anticipating, managing and evaluating NASW’s financial performance, including timely and accurate financial reporting for multiple entities within the Association and as required by multiple state and local jurisdictions pursuant to NASW’s chapter structure.
The VP of Finance & Accounting has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling NASW’s financial operations and related activities, including but not limited to accounting operations (e.g., General Ledger accounting and financial statement preparation, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Tax and Fixed Asset Accounting), budgeting and forecasting, grant accounting, cash management/treasury operations, investor relationships/partnerships, and all aspects of audit and compliance including compliance with General Accepted Accounting Principles, the Financial Standards Accounting Board, and reporting required by federal and state laws and regulations (e.g., as promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax jurisdictions, the Department of Labor and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
This position also continually reviews and assesses processes, systems, Finance and Accounting staff roles and responsibilities, and recommends and implements actions to improve efficiency, strengthen internal controls, and improve customer service.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
1. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to effectively communicate technical financial matters to non-financial managers; the ability to effectively communicate at the executive level, including communications to the CEO, the Board of Directors, and various Board committee members; and the ability to make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
2. Ability to lead, collaborate and manage in a complex environment with multiple competing priorities.
3. Requires strong time-management skills.
4. Ability to plan, organize, and direct a wide array of business and financial services.
5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative business relationships and to build credibility and trust throughout the organization; includes the ability to effectively manage conflict to successful resolution.
6. Strong problem identification skills, including the ability to problem solve and generate creative solutions, exercise common sense and sound judgment, and make effective decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
1. Master’s degree from an accredited College or University in business, accounting, economics, finance or a related field required.
2. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
3. Extensive knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations, and other federal and state laws, regulations and requirements.
4. In-depth knowledge of acceptable association accounting principles, practices and procedures, and understanding of proper accounting treatment for contracts, grants and contributions.
5. Knowledge of best practices in accounting and financial operations.
6. Working knowledge of various financial accounting systems (e.g., Dynamics SL, Budget Maestro, PN3 Solutions, Ceridian Payroll).
1. Ten years of demonstrated experience in managing complex financial systems, including oversight of a broad scope of accounting and financial operations.
2. Experience with managing accounting and financial operations for multiple entities -- including a 501(c)(3), a 501(c)(6), a Political Action Committee (PAC), a trust, and for-profit subsidiaries -- highly preferred; includes experience working in an operation that provides consolidated accounting processing (e.g., generation of financial statements, processing of AP and AR) for state chapters or a similar structure.
3. Experience with non-profit accounting required; experience with insurance accounting a plus.
4. Experience working in a professional association with multiple state chapters highly preferred.
5. Experience working in a union environment highly preferred.
6. Hands-on experience with software packages such as Dynamics SL, Management Reporter, PN3 Solutions, iMIS strongly preferred.
7. Experience with defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans and knowledge of ERISA, IRS and DOL rules and regulations regarding pension plans required.
Please submit your cover letter and resume with the position announcement number #1430 to: The Office of Human Resources at email@example.com.
NASW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 1430
About National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. NASW operates with 55 local and state chapters and a national office headquartered in Washington, DC.