Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Chantilly, Virginia
ARIN offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training and education & generous 401(k).
Nov 08, 2019
Dec 13, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time

We are currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will be accountable for the overall financial integrity and reliability of financial and operating results of ARIN.

The CFO will also provide leadership and coordination in the planning, accounting, auditing, and budgeting efforts for ARIN.  In addition, the CFO will be responsible for reporting and monitoring the overall fiduciary condition of the company and will be accountable for ensuring timely financial statements and budgets for senior management, the Board of Trustees, and the membership. This position will be accountable for the daily cash flow, investments, and bank accounts, while ensuring that these functions are performed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.  Additionally, the CFO will provide strategic direction of accounting and finance functions at ARIN.  In order to qualify for consideration, candidates must have a current and active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs, and evaluates the organization's fiscal function and performance.
  • Responsible for revenue and expense projections for Management and Board information on possible future scenarios.  Develops and delivers presentations on the fiscal condition to both Board and Membership.
  • Develops and establishes processes to ensure compliance with all financial and internal controls.
  • Oversees the billing and accounts payable and receivables functions, helpdesk, and the collection of overdue accounts.  Oversees the preparation of budget analyses. Oversees the tax collection and reporting to both state and federal government entities.  Ensures monitoring of payment of fees in conjunction with the allocation of IP address space.
  • Works in conjunction with Chief Operating Officer (COO) in regards to day-to-day operations as appropriate.
  • Hires, trains, and manages department staff.  Assesses and develops staff members on an ongoing basis to provide continuity of managerial and specialized skills.  Performs formal and informal performance discussions for all direct reports, including 90-day review after hiring, 6 month informal reviews and annual reviews.
  • Works in coordination with the other RIR’s CFOs to manage the financing of NRO activities, to include the ICANN contribution from the NRO.
  • Set in place a plan for succession management – short-term and long-term.   Identify and mentor staff members with potential for promotion and future leadership position.  Evaluate plan on an annual basis.
  • Participate in the development and planning of ARIN’s annual operating plan for presentation to the Board. Drive the development, maintenance and monitoring of organizational budgets, exercising fiduciary control and responsibility. Determine the strategic direction of the Financial Services Department in conjunction with the overall company strategic and operating plan, and produce an annual work plan, that includes implementation of relevant strategic and operating objectives.
  • Adhere to company ethics policy.  Set standard of ethical conduct for department staff by exhibiting high ethical principles at all times.  Immediately report any incidents of unethical behavior or possible fraud to the President/CEO or the Chair of the Board.  Provide a written quarterly statement of any such activities.
  • Liaison with the accounting software consultants, evaluating and improving the various functions of ARIN’s internal financial system.
  • Prepares and delivers financial reports to department directors, budget verses actual.
  • Manage ARIN’s annual audit and act as the liaison to auditors. Maintain working relationship with the audit partner.  Report audit findings to the ARIN Management Team. 

Additional Duties

  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.
  • Coordinate and work closely with the ARIN staff on projects.
  • Ability to travel to various locations to attend Board meetings, ARIN meetings, and possibly industry related conferences. 

Background / Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business OR equivalent work experience.  
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification (active).
  • 8-10 years of experience in a senior financial and accounting management role with a proven ability to manage organizational finances and organizational operations with annual budgets exceeding $20M. 
  • Minimum of three years management experience; and proven ability to effectively manage employees. 
  • Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational, written, and presentation skills.  Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills. Ability to make effective decisions. 
  • Strong computer skills.  Up-to-date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications.
  • Ability to design, critique, and improve financial and other organizational processes.

Background / Skills Preferred

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business. 
  • Not-for-profit work experience.

About ARIN

The American Registry for Internet Numbers, Ltd. (ARIN) is a nonprofit, member-based association that administers IP addresses and ASNs (collectively referred to as Internet number resources) in support of the operation and growth of the Internet. Additionally, ARIN coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet number resources and advances the Internet through informational outreach. ARIN is a well-respected leader in the Internet community and likewise a thought leader in Internet governance discussion. Learn more at

ARIN offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Group health and dental insurance – ARIN pays over 90% of the premium costs
  • Group vision care – no employee deduction for employees and any dependents
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account
  • 401(k) retirement plan - up to 9% matching after first year of service, and all contributions are 100% vested. In addition, in 2012-2018, ARIN made an additional discretionary 401(k) contribution.
  • Education/Tuition Reimbursement - up to $5,000 per year
  • Training
  • Casual work environment with snacks, drinks, and coffee
  • Regularly-scheduled team outings and staff lunches
  • Ten paid holidays, one floating holiday, and a generous comprehensive leave program starting at 4 weeks (20 days)

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