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Director of Finance

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Starting at $140,000
Comprehensive benefits package & annual bonus potential
United States, Illinois, Darien
2510 N. Frontage Rd. (Show on map)
February 22, 2024

Company Overview

We are the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), an innovative professional medical association located in Darien, IL, a southwest suburb of Chicago. Established in 1975, the AASM is a professional, forward-thinking membership organization dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and related research. Our mission is to assure quality care for patients with sleep disorders, promote the advancement of sleep research, and provide public and professional education. We represent a combined membership of 12,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals.

In pursuit of improving sleep health and promoting high-quality patient-centered care for all people, the AASM is dedicated to fostering a culture that is committed to excellence, inclusive, flexible, collaborative, appreciative, supportive, and innovative. Our staff connects to these team values in many ways, and we are looking for others who would like to experience the same.

To strengthen our collaborative and supportive culture, managers (with direct reports) are required to work in the office on Wednesday “anchor” days and are strongly encouraged to add a second day. All other employees are strongly encouraged to work in the office two days a week, inclusive of the anchor day. Additionally, twice a year for two consecutive days, all employees report to the office for special staff meetings/functions. Due to the in-office requirement for this manager-level position, only local candidates will be considered for this position.

Job Summary

Are you an accomplished financial professional seeking an exciting leadership opportunity? We are actively searching for a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as the Director of Finance. As the financial steward of our organization, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and directing key functions such as treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, and accounting. Your responsibilities will extend to long-range forecasting, ensuring the organization's financial stability and growth. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of expertise, holding a Bachelor's degree in accounting, CPA certification, and a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible experience. With strong leadership skills and a proven track record in financial management, you will be instrumental in guiding our financial strategy and fostering a culture of collaboration and mentorship. If you are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role with ample opportunities for professional growth, we invite you to apply for this key position.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee and direct treasury, budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, and long-range forecasting for the organization.
  • Direct the accounting department in providing procedures necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
  • Responsible for being the custodian of funds, securities, and assets of the organization.
  • Appraise the organization's financial position and issue periodic reports on organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
  • Direct and coordinate the establishment of budget programs.
  • Manage liability insurance policies for all organizations. Work closely with broker to ensure adequate coverage levels.
  • Coordinate tax reporting programs.
  • Analyze, consolidate, and direct all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.
  • Oversee and direct the preparation and issuance of the corporation's annual report.
  • Direct and analyze studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations.
  • Analyze operational issues impacting functional groups and the whole institution, and determine their financial impact.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with financial institutions and the investment community.
  • Responsible for processing payroll.
  • Serve as primary contact with 3(16) Fiduciary management company to administer the association’s 401(k) plan.
  • In-office presence at a minimum of one day a week to foster employer culture, collaboration, and mentorship opportunities.
  • Some travel is required with this position, which may include weekends.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting along with a minimum of eight years related experience, with increasing levels of experience.
  • Strong leadership skills as evidenced through a minimum of two years' project lead or management experience.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Strong ERP experience.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and cost accounting.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to calculate and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and ratios to practical solutions.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects at one time; strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office; advanced Excel experience.

 Bonus Skills

  • Microsoft ERP i.e. Great Plains, Business Central, Sage, Netsuite
  • CPA

Aside from the great job opportunity, we offer a collaborative and fun work culture with amazing benefits and annual bonus potential. Visit "Working at AASM" for a glimpse of AASM work life.

  • Affordable medical & dental coverage for you and your family
  • Free life & disability insurance
  • 3 weeks of PTO (personal/vacation/sick time) plus paid company holidays
  • 8 weeks of PAID parental leave
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Flex-time hours
  • Business casual environment
  • Industry-leading 401(k) plan
  • Flexible spending & dependent care accounts
  • HRA & HSA supported medical plans with employer contributions
  • Professional development assistance
  • Pet insurance
  • Theft ID coverage
  • Discounted fitness membership
  • Door Dash meal perks
  • Service recognition and peer-to-peer platform with reward points
  • Weekly “Wellness Wednesdays” with walk, stretch, and healthy snack breaks
  • Twice daily “plank breaks”
  • Seasonal staff events