Responsible for all Accounting and Treasury functions for AANA, its for-profit Insurance Subsidiary, the AANA Foundation, and other related entities. The areas of responsibility include the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, taxes and treasury. This role safeguards the assets of AANA to ensure continued viability by ensuring adequate internal controls and providing accurate and timely financial information to the organization including the Board and its Executive Management team.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In coordination with the Director of Finance, this role is responsible for the effective management of all employees assigned to the department. These responsibilities include (at a minimum): developing individual goals, conducting employee performance evaluations, overseeing progress towards achievement of short range/long-term plans and accurate completion of routine assignments in a timely manner.
Supervises Accounting staff to ensure that appropriate accounting procedures are being followed and AANA financial policies are adhered to.
Responsible for ensuring that financial data are prepared and recorded in accordance with GAAP. This includes keeping abreast of upcoming pronouncements and evaluating the impacts to each organization.
Oversees accounting process to ensure all standard entries and invoices are appropriately and timely recorded as part of the month-end close process.
Reviews compilation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and prepares a balance sheet analysis including explanations every month.In coordination with the Director of Finance, continue to refine efficient workflow processes for accounting that supports the organizational needs and maintaining strong internal controls are in place for transactional processing including Treasury, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Aptify products and refund processes and the General Ledger.
Oversees the association’s credit and collections function and policies. Responsibilities include managing the Association's accounts receivable, reviewing and reporting on the aging of receivables and coordinating with operations to handle collection efforts in a professional manner.
Prepares of all federal and state tax returns and all other Federal/State filing requirements (i.e., Not-for-profit Association filings) in a timely and accurate manner. This includes calculating tax accruals, processing estimated payments and extensions, and other schedules are completed per IRS and GAAP regulations and submitted to Director of Finance for approval in advance of due dates.
Manages the fixed asset process, including proper recording of new assets, capitalization of software or other projects that have both operational and capital components, depreciation, asset disposal process, and annual impairment review.
Coordinates the annual audit of the organization and affiliates financials by the Association’s independent accountants. This includes planning, preparation of PBCs, field work and report drafts including all appropriate footnotes.
Banking and Cash Management:
Maintains master Treasury documents ensuring all signatures are current.
Audits the daily cash position and processes in the department, recommends and implements improvements.
Prepares cash forecasts and oversees cash flow management for deposits, check runs and intercompany transfers.
Ensures monthly bank reconciliations are completed accurately and all exceptions are researched and resolved. Resolves any process issues that may be uncovered by the reconciliations.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
Current understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
High level of discretion, independent decision-making abilities and sound judgement
Ability to analyze financial data quickly and accurately
At least 5 years of management and supervisory experience
Ability to prioritize tasks, manage to deadlines, and adapt to shifting events
Familiarity with computer systems and financial applications, including their internal controls
Knowledge of Great plains software, preferred
Ability to work with highly confidential information
Demonstrated ability to function as an effective member of a team, with ability to delegate effectively
7-10 years of progressive growth in accounting with nonprofit, private equity, or a mid-level corporation
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience
Qualifications & Other Skills:
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to clearly and concisely communicate to all levels of the association
Strong attention to detail
Strong work ethic
Strong analytical skills
Intermediate experience with MS Office
Ability to work well and communicate with staff at all levels of the association
The AANA offers a comprehensive employee benefits package which includes:
BlueCross and Blue Shield of Illinois medical
Consumer Driven Health Plan (HSA)
401(k) with a competitive match and generous additional annual company contribution
Company covers cost at 100% for;
Additional benefits include;
Office closed between Christmas Day to New Year’s Day
Generous time off for vacation
Employee referral bonus!
About American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 44,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student nurse anesthetists nationwide. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who are the hands-on providers of approximately 32 million anesthetics given in the United States each year. They administer every type of anesthetic, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of surgery or procedure, from open heart to cataract to pain management.
The AANA promulgates education and practice standards/guidelines and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice.