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Associate Vice President for Accounting & Finance 16273242

Arlington, VA
We have your next position available! Our not-for-profit client is looking for an Associate Vice President for Accounting & Finance for a direct hire/ full-time opportunity currently located in Arlington, VA. The primary purpose of this position is to assist and advise the CFO in accounting financial planning, analysis, and management for a budget of $125M.

The AVP provides high-energy, positive leadership, management, and development for the functional areas of Accounting, Treasury, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Budget Planning and Financial Management, and Contracts & Purchasing.  The AVP also assists with debt management; treasury functions including cash forecasting and management of banking relationships; and Board and Committee relations.

AVP Responsibilities:
  • Maintains the accounting and financial records to produce accurate and valid reports, with appropriate internal controls to ensure compliance with professional standards defined by GAAP, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Federal government.
  • Manages federal tax examinations, and federal and state inquires, ensuring timely completion of all financial, human resource, payroll, benefit, and financial aid audits and full compliance with GAAP, government accounting standards; proactively identify significant financial or compliance issues.
  • Manages the forecasting and collection of revenues, ensuring accurate accounting and timely depositing.
  • Manages the debt, overseeing reporting, ratio, and call requirements.
  • Manages the accounts payable and purchasing processes to include purchasing, payment, and delivery methods.
  • Manages financial planning and analyses, including the development of methodologies to calculate costs of services, use of measures to monitor the financial health of the organization, and maintenance of accurate financial systems for planning and analytical objectives consistent with decisions and guidelines to ensure financial stability and solvency.
  • Manages the operating and capital multi-year budgets, including consultation, preparation, justification, and administration of the budget process according to budget guidelines and policies to ensure proper allocation of resources.
  • Leads change management efforts in support of priorities, including the implementation of new business delivery models.
  • Directs strategic planning and quality improvement processes for financial and business services, including the development of meaningful measures/metrics, developing action plans, implementing programs/plans, tracking progress, and communicating results.
  • Ability to lead, develop and build a large and diverse team of professionals, with an emphasis on promoting teamwork, supporting professional development, and fostering a positive work environment.
  • Functional knowledge of information technology and its appropriate use for effective and efficient delivery of financial management services.
  • Ability and interest to be a trusted leader and catalyst for change in a fast paced and decentralized environment, respecting all constituent groups, using best practices for effective financial operations.

AVP Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (accounting, finance, or related field)
  • Ten (10) years progressively responsible relevant experience, including at least seven (7) years in a senior level leadership role
  • CPA certification required
  • Audit and IRS 990 forms expertise
  • Strong knowledge of financial principles and practices
  • Strong knowledge of strategic management principles
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Outstanding professional management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, project management and ability to creatively problem solve
  • Strong program implementation skills
  • Ability to collaborate and create relationships
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, respectful, and persuasive manner
  • Demonstrated functional knowledge in accounting; budget management; financial planning, analysis and
  • reporting; payroll; accounts payable; purchasing; financial systems; risk management
  • Large ERP system experience (Workday Finance and query languages preferred)
  • MS Office (Advanced proficiency in Excel)

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