Director of Finance & Accounting

American Coatings Association
Washington, DC
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Full Time
Job Description: The American Coatings Association (ACA) has an opportunity available for a Director of Finance. The Director of Finance is the primary fiduciary officer of the organization, ensuring the creation and maintenance of an appropriate control environment for financial transaction processing and reporting, the communication of timely and accurate financial information, and the safeguarding of company assets. Primary Job Responsibilities: . Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures. . Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls. . Oversees production of monthly financial statements for organization and affiliates. . Maximizes return and limits risk on cash by minimizing cash balances and making investments. . Provides status of financial condition of the company by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data. . Develop credibility for the finance division by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO/President, the Board and other senior staff in performing their responsibilities. . Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports. Advises management of actions and potential risks. . Arranges for audits as required and appropriate. . Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the finance division. . Manages budget and controls expenses effectively. . Hires, trains, develops and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy. Consults with Human Resources as appropriate. . Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges. . Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance. . Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter. . Oversees cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll and risk management. Requirements: . Bachelor's degree in business, financial accounting or related field. . 10 years of experience managing the accounting function in a small or medium sized organization. Preferred Experience: . Demonstrated familiarity with the principals of not-for-profit accounting. . Demonstrated, comprehensive knowledge of financial management. . Experience working collaboratively and cross-functionally in a team oriented environment. . Experience managing a team. . Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills. . Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task. . Experience in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word), GreatPlains or similar, a member management database system and ADP WorkForce Now. Company Description: About American Coatings Association (ACA): ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory, and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs.