With its offices in the Chicagoland area and in the nation’s capital, ASA’s goals are far-reaching: We aim to be the best medical society in the world by offering superior educational opportunities and resources for its members. After more than 110 years of existence, ASA still constantly looks to redefine itself. And, we can only do this with the help of skilled, motivated people. We’re looking for highly talented, member-centric people to join our team…and grow with us!
The Accounting Manager is responsible for the preparation and variance analysis of the operating and capital budgets for ASA, preparation of monthly financial reports to management and leadership, maintaining and creating all financial reports (ASA and Related Organizations), performing financial analysis for ASA leadership and management to assist decision making, and implementing best practices in the Finance department and throughout ASA.
Manage and direct the activities of the Budget Reporting Analyst.
Lead and take ownership of the annual budget process of ASA.
Oversee the generation of the financial information distributions including: Monthly Key Financial Indicator (KFI) reports; Monthly financial statements to staff, management and leadership; Board financial updates, including monthly updates and Board Handbook reports; Serve as point person for all other reports requests received by Finance.
Ensure financial reporting of ASA is meeting the needs of the stakeholders, which includes staff, management and leadership in terms of content and timeliness.
Provide financial analysis and modeling support to management in assessing business opportunities and business plans.
Develop financial projections for ASA to predict how actual performance will finish compared to budget.
Collaborate with other departments and Finance staff to implement best practices, improve controls and streamline processing. Also Provide financial liaison support to assigned department directors particularly with budget preparation, monthly reporting and financial analysis as needed.
Participate in various projects as assigned, in order to meet departmental goals.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting required. CPA designation or MBA preferred.
Minimum 5 years of progressive accounting experience with an emphasis on budget preparation, financial statement preparation and financial analysis.
Previous supervisory experience required.
Demonstrated leadership skills in leading budget processes, financial reporting, management financial support and process improvements.
Non-profit experience desired.
Expertise in accounting terminology and procedures; broad knowledge and understanding of GAAP.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office products; proficient in Excel spreadsheet layouts.