Chief Financial Officer

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Title: Chief Financial OFficer

Functional Area: Executive

Overview:

The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, to include the development of annual financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to the strategy and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve APQC’s assets and report accurate and timely financial results.

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Responsibilities:

Planning

  • Assist in formulating APQC’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Manage capital requests and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support APQC’s strategic direction
  • Develop financial and investment strategies

Operations

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Manage and oversee the budgeting process
  • Manage the accounting, legal, tax, and investment aspects of APQC’s business
  • Manage third party contract relationships, including any outsourced relationships
  • Oversee and continually improve APQC’s financial transactions and processes
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Assure that the building is adequately maintained and operated.
  • Supervise accounting and facilities personnel

Financial

  • Assure that all accounting information is processed timely and accurately, including the processing and payment of accounts payable, the processing and collection of accounts receivable, and the dissemination of the necessary reporting and financial information to the operating departments.
  • Personally review and approve all IRS related Forms and Filings.
  • Oversee and manage the annual audit, assuring that all schedules and information required of the auditors are provided timely and accurately, and that the resulting statements accurately reflect the Center’s financial results.
  • Oversee the Center’s 403(b) and 457(f) plans including management of pension administrator relationships, funds selection, compliance, reporting and mandatory audits.
  • Responsible for all banking related matters, including supplying financial information as required, maintaining adequate account balances, managing investments and any outstanding loans.
  • Responsible for all insurance related matters, assuring that the Center has adequate coverage.
  • Manage relationships and agreements with legal and accounting advisors.
  • Report financial data and Sarbanes Oxley schedules to the board.
  • Oversee and coordinates activities and reporting for the Investment Committee of the board.
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing as needed
  • Invest funds as directed by the Investment Committee of the Board

Risk Management

  • Understand and mitigate key elements of APQC’s risk profile
  • Monitor open legal issues and tax related issues affecting tax exempt organizations
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Ensure that APQC complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure record keeping meets the requirements of the auditors and government agencies
  • Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.

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Qualifications & Skills:

The candidate will have a degree in accounting or business administration or equivalent business experience of 15+ years in the accounting field at the controller level and above.  Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.   

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • Strong background in financial reporting and analysis
  • Strong proficiency in MS Work and Excel, including the ability to analyze and interpret large quantities of data
  • CPA certification
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills

Interested candidates should forward their resume and cover letter to Ashley White (awhite@apqc.org).