AOPA seeks a talented, proven professional to oversee the finances, human resources (HR) and select other operations of this high-impact, highly respected organization. Working closely with internal colleagues and multiple consultants, the individual will be responsible for all financial, operational, and HR aspects for the organization. This position works closely with and reports directly to the Executive Director. Successful candidates will have a minimum of seven to ten years of overall professional experience, ideally with five or more years of broad financial and operations management. Bachelor’s degree in finance or related degree required; MBA or CPA preferred.
The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Demonstrate comprehensive working knowledge of non-profit accounting as well as in-depth understanding and experience in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Establish and maintain strong relationships with Executive Director, senior staff leadership and executive committee leadership.
Direct and oversee all aspects of the finance and accounting functions of the organization including budget, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, investment funds and general ledger activities.
Provide timely reports and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
Work inter-departmentally to provide financial updates on program spending vs budget.
Oversee annual budget guidelines and annual budget preparation in conjunction with Executive Director.
Oversee annual audit process including preparation of supporting data as required by outside auditors.
Update and maintain relevant financial policies, procedures, systems and internal controls.
Ensure highest level of fiduciary diligence.
Human Resources and Other Association Operations
Support the Executive Director in personnel matters, to include hiring and performance management.
Administer compensation program as approved by Executive Director, advising in the area of wage, salary and benefits administration; propose recommendations regarding trends and compliance.
Maintain personnel files.
Act as plan administrator for employee benefits programs including group health insurance, life and disability insurance and qualified defined contribution retirement plan.
Advise Executive Director on personnel policy recommendations and maintain employee policy handbook.
Manage expense and time sheet collection and reporting.
Analyze operational policies and procedures and recommend improvements as appropriate; enforce standards, procedures and legal regulations.
Manage insurance policies and contract documentation.
Manage key relationships with vendors and partners (e.g. banking, benefits administrators, investment advisors).
Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements
Minimum of seven to ten years of overall professional experience, ideally with five or more years of broad financial and operations management.
Experience working in non-profit organization.
Understanding of, and commitment to, fiduciary responsibility.
Ability to lead as well as work constructively with team members.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills – able to articulate thoughts, process and point of view to seasoned audiences.
Demonstrates initiative, ability to work with little direct supervision, and ability to exercise sound judgment.
Proficient with standard business software applications including Microsoft Office and accounting software.
Demonstrates solid judgment and high emotional intelligence in business interactions.
Must have strong project development and management skills, excellent attention to detail, and like working in a small office team environment.
Non-profit/trade association experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in finance or related degree required; MBA or CPA preferred. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to HR@AOPANet.org
About American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association
The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is a national trade association committed to providing high quality, unprecedented business services and products to O&P professionals. Since our founding in 1917, we have worked diligently to establish ourselves as the voice for O&P businesses. Through government relations efforts, AOPA works to raise awareness of the profession and impact policies that affect the future of the O&P industry. AOPA membership consists of more than 2000 O&P patient care facilities and suppliers that manufacture, distribute, design, fabricate, fit, and supervise the use of orthoses (orthopedic braces) and prostheses (artificial limbs). Membership in AOPA represents a professional milestone; it is recognition of leadership and achievement in the O&P community.
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