ASAE helps associations, and the professionals who lead, manage, and work in them, transform society through the power of collaboration. We are looking for someone to join our team as the Senior Staff Accountant. The position is an integral part of the financial operations and accounting practices of the organization (ASAE and Affiliates). Candidates must be able to work in a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment where colleagues are engaged, respect and support each other, hold themselves accountable, and celebrate their work.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Produce standard monthly financial statements, to include balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows
Maintain each affiliates financial statements, ledgers and other required reports including the chart of accounts, as well as budget and forecast data
Prepare month end and year end work papers, as well as reconciliations as part of the financial statement issuance process
Perform detailed review and analysis of financial statements for direct issuance
Partner with internal operational teams to produce any needed financial analysis and additional reporting
Interact with internal operational teams to perform research, answer questions about the financial statements and explain accounting procedures
Account for and analyze investment statements
Interact with internal operational team members as needed to answer questions about the financial statements and explain variances to budget/forecast
Act in a support function to the Director of Finance and act as a liaison to external auditors during the annual audit process
Assist the director of Finance and support the external tax professionals regarding tax and other regulatory matters
Participate with operational support activities, to include annual budgeting and periodic forecasting, as well as cash flow forecasting
Participate in continuing education classes with the intent to grow as an individual and to impart new knowledge to the finance team
Requires a strong knowledge of all aspects of accounting.
High level of proficiency with spreadsheet and database tools is desired.
Requires the ability to communicate effectively and work with minimal supervision.
Highly organized, detail oriented and ability to meet deadlines is mandatory.
Supervisory Responsibility This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Accounting from an accredited four-year institution
Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant and progressive accounting experience
Preferred Education and Experience
CPA is desirable
Experience in small-firm public accounting is preferred
Demonstrated leadership and/or supervisory experience is a plus
Proven analytical ability and judgment that comes with varied accounting experience
Previous non-profit accounting experience & FEC reporting is desirable.
Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (notably Excel), as well as ERP Accounting system experience .
Our organizational members are trade associations and individual membership societies that represent almost every sector of the economy and countless professions. Our 42,000 individual members—association professionals and industry partners—lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. Together, they represent 7,300 organizations and create a vibrant community that makes the world smarter, safer, and better every day.
With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.
ASAE Business Services, Inc. (ABSI), ASAE’s wholly-owned subsidiary, provides business solutions to the association community that help associations grow and prosper, save time and money, and simplify the business of running an association.