Chief Financial Officer to lead strategic finance at the world’s largest
scholarly management association (Briarcliff Manor, NY)
The Academy of Management seeks a Chief Financial Officer to lead a global organization with growing annual revenue and nearly $40M in reserves.
The Academy of Management is dedicated to creating a better world by improving management practices in all the places where people work. Established in 1936, today it has more than 20,000 members in 120 countries, has five U.S.-based and four international affiliates, and publishes some of the top journals in the field of management and organization science.
The Academy envisions an expansion of its revenue-generating services for members and other audiences. The monetization of these services will require a Chief Financial Officer to shape strategic and operational decisions and to establish Key Performance Indicators to evaluate ongoing implementation.
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for strategic leadership and broad financial stewardship of all aspects of the Academy of Management’s finance and accounting functions to ensure the association’s financial health and the fulfillment of its mission. The CFO reports to the Executive Director, providing trusted leadership on the financial implications of all operational and strategic issues. Working collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board of Governors, and senior staff, the CFO integrates across the entire organization, serving as a credible resource for uncovering business opportunities, assessing risks, and developing solutions to business challenges.
The ideal Chief Financial Officer will have multi-faceted, broad-based experience that brings together the best of the non-profit and for-profit worlds, combining traditional finance functions with the strategic thinking expected of a modern CFO. Minimum qualifications include:
Master’s degree required; MBA or other professional credential highly desired.
Progressive senior finance roles, preferably including some in a small to mid-size organization.
Combination of non- and for-profit experience highly preferred; general knowledge of higher education or allied fields desired (e.g., research, conferences, publishing, online services).
Global perspective on finance (tax, business, travel, etc.).
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