If you want to accelerate your career growth from finance professional to business leader, you need to find a company where your skills can shine and where your insights can shape company strategy.
Our association represents and serves over 200 PA education programs in colleges and universities across the US. PAs are one of the fastest growing health care professions, and our members depend on us to deliver them the best products and services to support their faculty and students.
We’re looking for a finance-focused and systems-thinking executive to help us grow our association into an innovation leader. The CFO is a key strategic role on our executive team, providing both high-level leadership and nuts-and-bolts analysis.
Interested? Here’s what your first year would look like. This is a dream job for a finance and business professional — going beyond the numbers to make a difference:
Analyze the business plans, cost drivers, and financial impacts of new and existing products and services, and lead a comprehensive redesign of the organization's product and service pricing.
Develop the company-wide financial plan, working with the executive team to allocate project funding based on our strategic priorities, maximizing both our return on investment AND return on mission.
Review and improve the financial value of new member-focused products and services that move through our Stage-Gate® product development process.
Model the sensitivity and impact of financial factors on company health, helping us understand and prepare for our possible futures.
Build an open book management culture that emphasizes analytical decision-making throughout the company by turning data into insights with effective managerial accounting.
While this is the story of your first year, the package on day one is great too — with benefits including employer contributions to your 403(b), excellent health insurance, parking, flexible work hours, and remote work options.
Desired Skills & Experience
If you can accomplish the above, you’ve got what it takes. Realistically, though, you probably need an MBA or solid experience in a startup or some other innovation-focused company. Experience in the nonprofit sector is also valuable, since there are some peculiarities with nonprofit accounting.
Most important is a hands-on knowledge of throughput accounting, lean accounting, or similar approaches to help us improve the flow of value through the association and out to our members. If you’re a fan of Goldratt or Deming, you'll know what we’re trying to do with this role. If you not familiar with them, talk to someone who is or read up on them, and if you think you can do the work, let’s talk.
The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) is the only national organization representing PA educational programs. PAEA works to ensure quality PA education through the development and distribution of educational services and products specifically geared toward meeting the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession, and the health care industry.