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Chief Financial Officer

International Association of Assessing Officers
Job Description
Posted 12/16/2018
 
IAAO is seeking a highly seasoned, financially astute, and operationally minded business professional with experience in successfully managing people and organizational growth.
Working with a dedicated and talented staff, the CFO has responsibility for the financial functions of the organization, ensuring compliance with all financial guidelines and regulations in North America. This position may have additional responsibility with regards to other key administrative areas for the right person. There is currently one other professional in this department.
 
The CFO will mentor and further develop the individuals in the Headquarters and the Board of Directors with all financial matters.  Together with her/his staff, this individual will help ensure the strategic alignment of their work and outputs with IAAO’s strategy and ensure that organizational goals are achieved, as measured by specific operational metrics.
The CFO has responsibility for ensuring the financial well-being of the organization through sound fiscal management. S/he will work in concert with members of the finance team to ensure excellent cash-management practices, monitoring variances and making adjustments to the budget, as required. This role is responsible for reporting to the Board and its Audit Committee on all financial matters related to budget, audit, compensation, and investments.
The CFO will report to the Executive Director and will serve as a strategic and operational thought partner, providing advice, support, and counsel on both short- and long-term issues. S/he will have responsibility for driving IAAO’s strategy and operating plan and will also work in concert with other members of senior leadership and their staffs to further the mission and vision of the organization. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: The specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Strategic Partner to the Executive Director
  • Provide strategic and operational insight to the Executive Director.
  • Drive and help implement IAAO’s strategy and operating plan; evaluate short- and long-term issues as well as new opportunities through sound, analytical processes.
  • Assist the Executive Director on new initiatives and projects, as required.
  • Represent the organization, as necessary, particularly in matters related to financial and operational concerns.
  • Financial Management
  • Manage day-to-day financial operations: resolve issues through sound decision making and business practices.
  • Manage and oversee IAAO’s fiscal well-being: develop and monitor annual budget; review cash/business forecasts, making timely corrections and adjustments; ensure that appropriate policies, internal controls, accounting standards, and procedures are maintained in the U.S. and in other international locations.
  • Oversee organizational audits; ensure timely/accurate reporting of these and other financial data to senior leadership and to IAAO’s Board of Directors.
  • Consistently provide timely and accurate analyses of financial data, including economic trends and financial reports to the Executive Director, IAAO’s Board, and other senior executives, as needed.
  • Keep the Executive Director informed of all critical issues, including those related to budgeting and planning, cash flow, audit, and other key projects and initiatives.
  • Provide strategic and financial advice in other areas, to include: evaluation of potential alliances/acquisitions, pension funds, and strategic investments.
 
EDUCATION
  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or related field is required. An advanced degree is highly desirable. A CPA is not required but is highly desirable.
 
EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
 
  • A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience, some as a CFO/COO/Chief of Staff/senior operations executive is required. 10+ years of leadership experience is required.
  • Experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and large and small businesses is highly preferred. Experience working with Boards is also highly desirable.
  • Broad-based, strategic businessperson, with strong financial and business acumen and proven success in implementing business strategies and plans to achieve goals.
  • Ability to work effectively across departments as both an advisor on financial matters and an enforcer of sound fiscal policy and practice.
  • Experienced change agent who can lead and support the Executive Director on strategic initiatives to improve processes and the operational efficiency of the organization.
  • Outstanding financial, analytical, and process skills; capable of synthesizing complex data and making sound recommendations.
  • Proven leadership skills and experience managing financial and operational staff through well-established performance-management skills; proven success in developing a high-performance work environment and culture.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-management skills; demonstrated success at cultivating sound working relationships with Presidents/CEOs/Executive Directors and Boards.
Well-honed communication skills, including the capability to actively listen and synthesize critical issues; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people and audiences.
 
  • Proven project-management skills; capable of establishing priorities and delivering high-quality work on a timely and cost-effective basis.
A smart, insightful, dynamic strategic leader; a “self-starter” with the necessary drive and stamina to respond to the demands of the organization by working collaboratively to achieve results.
Unquestionable personal integrity; exudes credibility and professionalism; quickly builds confidence in others.
Passionate and committed to the mission of IAAO.
 
COMPENSATION AND WORK REQUIREMENTS:
 
The position offers very competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit package.
 
APPLICATIONS AND REFERRALS:
 
Applicants should send a current resume in Word format to:
 
Mr. Ashley Lathrop
Director of Membership and Administration
IAAO
lathrop@iaao.org
 
IAAO is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking a diverse workforce.
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