Reporting to and partnering with CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will set ASGE’s financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall strategy. The incumbent will lead all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. As a member of the Executive Team, the CFO will work closely with the Governing Board and Treasurer as well as ASGE’s Human Resources and I.T. departments. The incumbent will also function as Chief Financial Officer of the ASGE Foundation.
Essential Job Functions
The essential job functions listed below represent the primary duties and responsibilities of this job. Other duties and responsibilities within the scope of this job may be assigned to the employee. These essential job functions may change from time to time based on the strategic and operational needs of the organization.
Partner with the CEO on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the CEO based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation and revenue/expense analysis
Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the Executive Team
Participate in all Board and Executive Committee meetings and conference calls
Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with ASGE’s strategic plan
Engage all members of the Executive Team to align financial management with short and long term financial planning and projections
Engage the Budget & Finance Committee, the Audit Committee and the Investment Committee around issues and trends.
Financial and Operational Management
Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets and projections, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally
Ensure that the finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and monitor the use of all funds
Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and ASGE’s Governing Board; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements
Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting
Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations, thus providing the most competitive packages for ASGE’s employees
Assist external auditors in the preparation of the financial year-end analysis and supervise internal audit procedures
Oversee and coordinate all payroll activity with external payroll service provider
Maintain effective bank relationships, and oversee association loans and investments.
Review all formal finance related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward
Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets (computers, furniture, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations
Develop and manage the Finance Department comprised of five full time staff, guide larger multidisciplinary teams outside of direct span of control
Engage other members of the Executive Team, the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Communications Officer and the Chief Policy and Learning Officer, to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial solutions positively support ASGE’s evolving strategy and operational delivery
Provide guidance in attracting and developing key national team members for ASGE
Serves as a member of the ASGE Leadership Team; performs other duties as assigned; and maintains knowledge of the external environment related to GI Endoscopy and health care
To achieve quality results under demanding time frames; to maintain high ethical standards; to prioritize and plan work activities, to use time efficiently; to develop realistic action plans; to exhibit sound and good judgment; to delegate work assignments, to set clear expectations; and to monitor delegated activities.
All employees of ASGE are required to work collaboratively with others and demonstrate a cooperative, flexible and adaptable approach to build and maintain respectful working relationships. The following depicts the degree to which the employee in this job will need to manage relationships with people in these primary groups.
Working Conditions and Other Requirement
In general, work is performed in an office environment. Because of the nature of our business, ASGE employees may be required to perform work off-site (i.e. hotels, conference centers, etc). On occasion, physical exertion (i.e. lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling) may be required to perform the essential job functions. The incumbent will be required to travel locally, within and outside of the continental United States.
The core qualifications listed below represent the minimum education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job functions listed above with or without reasonable accommodations.
A minimum of twenty years of broad and progressive financial management experience, with experience in gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership
A minimum of a BS and CPA; an MBA or an equivalent advanced degree would be a plus
Professional maturity and proactive nature, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the chief executive of a national and network-based entity. If coming from the for-profit space, nonprofit board experience is preferred
Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control and reporting
Skills in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial policies and procedures
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model with the ability to analyze and synthesize complex or diverse accounting information
A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning
A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment
An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills
Has a strong commitment to the professional development of team members
Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for ASGE’s mission is essential
Possess volunteer management skills
Experience with for profit subsidiaries and other entities
Expert level expertise with Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word and Outlook) and automated accounting and payroll software.
About American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Since its founding in 1941, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has been dedicated to advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in gastrointestinal endoscopy. ASGE, with more than 12,000 members worldwide, promotes the highest standards for endoscopic training and practice..., fosters endoscopic research, recognizes distinguished contributions to endoscopy, and is the foremost resource for endoscopic education.
ASGE's Mission Statement is:
"To be the leader in advancing patient care and digestive health by promoting excellence and innovation in endoscopy"