American Arbitration Association

Finance Director

Job Location(s) US-NY-New York
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You will work with a dedicated group of professionals and will be responsible for developing, directing, and administering finance and accounting policies and programs related to budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, variance analysis, benchmarking, and internal controls.. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual seeking a mid-level career in the Finance field, and who prides himself/herself on professionalism, client service, communications abilities and problem-solving skills.  

Named as one of the 50 best nonprofits to work for by the Non-Profit Times, our employees enjoy rewarding careers in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. We offer a starting salary of $108,000 and a 10% annual incentive opportunity. Eligible employees also participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes medical, dental, orthodontia, vision coverage, a student loan repayment program, a 403(b) retirement plan with substantial company match, discounted pet insurance, and generous paid-time-off benefits.  As a not-for-profit, our employees are also eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.


  • Oversees and directs general accounting and financial reporting functions in the financial services area.
  • Administers the fiscal period close processes, financial reporting, financial systems maintenance, internal controls, and regulatory compliance procedures, and integration of corporate control initiatives.
  • Manages and reviews the month-end close activities, including journal entry reviews and approvals, monthly and annual financial closes, internal and external reporting, quarterly financial packages, and other finance procedures; revises and updates financial reports.
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors and oversees providing documentation for audit activity.
  • Conducts accounting for the international entity, including reconciliations to the general ledger and audit and tax return completion.
  • Compiles the annual financial budget with the input of divisional leadership.
  • Implements and maintains a system of internal controls to ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that financial reporting is prepared in compliance with finance policies and procedures and US GAAP.
  • Identifies and recommends financial and accounting practices that promote best-in-class Finance/Accounting functionalities and practices; supports business operations while maintaining appropriate internal controls.
  • Documents policies and procedures; assure compliance with internal policies; creates and modifies documentation of accounting processes utilized to create efficiencies.
  • Complies with and maintains current knowledge of federal, state, and local legal requirements; ensures adherence to requirements; recommends and advises management on needed actions.
  • Prepares and reviews federal, state, and local tax returns; manages financial and taxation aspects of subsidiaries.
  • Records payroll data to the general ledger and execute the reconciliation between the GL and the payroll system.
  • Conducts financial analytics and reporting, including monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad-hoc variance and trend analysis at corporate consolidated and divisional, regional, and departmental levels; produces balance sheet account analysis.
  • Maintains and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises 3-4 employees; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the AAA's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in accounting or related discipline; 8 years of progressive experience in accounting, including 2 years minimum supervisory experience; advanced knowledge of GAAP accounting; or an equivalent mix of education and experience.


Communications Abilities: (Verbal) Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; tailors speech to the level and experience of the audience; uses appropriate grammar and choice of words; expresses ideas in a concise, organized manner; maintains eye contact when speaking with others; (Written) Expresses oneself clearly and concisely in writing; tailors written communications to effectively reach an audience; uses graphics and other aids to clarify complex or technical information; spells correctly; writes using concrete, specific language; uses punctuation correctly; writes grammatically.


Technology Skills: Intermediate proficiency with Outlook and Word; Advanced proficiency in Excel and Oracle Financials.


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