Posted on January 4, 2013
Vice President of Financial Operations
National MS Society
National MS Society - Vice President of Financial Operations
The home office of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in New York City (www.nationalMSsociety.org) has partnered with nonprofit search firm, People & Systems (www.peopleANDsystems.com), to locate their next VP of Financial Operations.
VP of Financial Operations
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
New York, NY (remote and/or modified work schedules will NOT be considered)
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals working towards a world free of multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society, with a home office budget of $100M+, helps each person address the challenges of living with MS through their 50-state chapter network ($210M+ total operating budget). By funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services, the National MS Society helps people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
This is an exciting opportunity for an expert nonprofit finance/accounting leader to join a Finance department focused on supporting the entire organization. If you possess that special combination of people and systems skills, enjoy innovation and have a passion for bringing solutions to nonprofits where service is paramount, this may be your next career move. Now is a great time to join this motivated team under the direction of a dynamic CFO who is fully backed by supportive executive leadership.
Reporting to a strong and highly collaborative CFO, you will work in partnership with a VP of Field Operations to focus on the needs of the organization's home office ($100M+). In this exciting and highly visible role, you will oversee the work of a Controller, Operations Manager and Payroll/HR Director. Specific duties include management of monthly and annual financial closes, quarterly budget calls with department heads, as well as tracking, analysis, and reporting on budget/projection variances. You will analyze chapter monthly results, forecast updates, and report on key financial trends to organizational stakeholders (i.e. CFO, COO, CEO, regional executives, chapter presidents, and trustees.) In addition, you will lead the annual home office audit, oversee the preparation of charity filings (i.e. the 990, 990-T, CHAR500) and lead a comprehensive and inclusive budget process. You will oversee the daily departmental functions including accounts payables, chapter r eceivables, payroll, investments, cash management, departmental reporting, and forecasting. Your ability to keep abreast of accounting, finance, tax/finance issues to better develop new policies for society wide issues will be critical to your success.
The position requires a Bachelor's Degree in accounting (advanced degree and/or CPA preferred) and 5+ years experience in a nonprofit leadership position with budget experience of $30 million or greater. This experience should be coupled with demonstrated supervisory experience, team building, and organizational leadership success. Ability to foster collaborative management based on open, transparent, and inclusive decision-making is strongly desired. Knowledge and operational understanding of accounting principles with intimate working knowledge of financial and accounting systems, technology interfaces, reporting applications and budgeting skills are a must.
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Send a resume and cover letter to: FIN@peopleANDsystems.com or search for our position at www.nonprofitJOBMARKET.org.
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