Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Web
The Vice President of Finance and Operations is the key management, finance and operations officer at a prominent trade association representing the information technology and public policy interests of B2B publishers and financial services companies. With a 30-year history of leadership, SIIA is a well-respected, recognized leader among Washington-based trade groups, representing more than 900 firms across these industries. After the retirement of the long-time incumbent, SIIA is looking to elevate the position and its responsibilities. The successful candidate will be responsible for financial and administrative operations, including facility management, finance, information systems, human resources and fulfillment. More importantly, SIIA is looking for a finance and operations leader who can improve budgeting, forecasting and drive data- driven decisions for the benefit of the membership.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Partner with the President/CEO on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the president based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
Translate business strategy into the organization’s financial strategy
Focus on building value as well as managing the organization’s costs
Analyze and supervise the development and implementation of financial and administrative management systems to promote fiscal responsibility and efficient office operations
Manages operations within the central staff and coordinates operations between divisions and the core staff
Engage the divisional leadership team to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
Engage the Board around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.
Manages Association office: Responsible for timely payment of rent, utilities etc. Supplies purchases and payment. Oversees maintenance. Negotiates contractual arrangement with all vendors and third parties with proper Board approval.
Oversee cash management and investments and the preparation of financial records and reports
Oversee internal and external information systems operations
Oversee and participate in Human Resources/salary administration functions
Responsible for coordination of the annual audit
Oversee all general ledger accounting and prepare financial statements for each division of SIIA
Responsible for annual budget planning, coordination, preparation and presentation to the Board of Directors
Responsible for all SIIA tax compliance
Responsible for related policies and procedures
Oversee the company’s technical vision and leads all aspects of the company’s technological development
Works in a consultative fashion with other department heads, such as marketing as an advisor of technologies that may improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
Provide leadership to department heads in a fashion that supports the company’s culture, mission and values.
Communicate to multiple audiences, including the SIIA Board about how finance and operation support the critical mission(s) of the Association.
Perform other duties as assigned
Supervision: Director, Information Technology, Director HR & Administration, Staff Accountants and Database Integrity Manager
Financial Scope: Plan and monitor SIIA budget; develop and monitor Finance and Administration budget; monitor investments; approve expenditures; sign checks and process electronic transfers
Bachelor's degree in accounting plus 10 years related experience including at least 7-10 related experience in the Information Technology arena; preferably with prior experience in operations or as a Chief Operating Officer.
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
About Software & Information Industry Association
SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. All SIIA members depend on our nation’s education system to provide a skilled, high-tech workforce. SIIA members include some 180 publishers and developers of digital content, software applications, data systems, e-learning and related technologies used in education curriculum, instruction, assessment and classroom/enterprise management. SIIA and our member companies have long collaborated with educators, policymakers and other stakeholders to improve education through the use of innovative learning technologies. SIIA works with its members and other education stakeholders to identify educational trends and needs, formulate a vision for technology and related policies, address industry and market challenges, and advocate for enabling legislation and government programs at the federal and state levels.
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