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Chief Financial Officer – Academy of Management

Academy of Management - Briarcliff Manor, NY

The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars, dedicated to enabling a better world by improving  management practices in all places where people work. Founded in 1936, the AOM global community today has 18,000 members in more than 110 countries. Relationships with U.S -based and international affiliates further promote the exchange of ideas and opportunities for collaboration.

The Opportunity

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.

As a dynamic senior executive responsible for advancing the association, 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 CFO proactively leverages the association’s resources to take advantage of opportunities to grow revenue, reduce expenses, and expand programs in support of member service and strategic objectives.

The Candidate

The Academy of Management seeks 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.  Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • MBA/CPA or another 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 (research, conference) desired.
  • Advanced digital skills. Proficiency with financial software, financial reporting tools, and Microsoft Office programs including advanced Excel. Sage Intacct highly preferred.

This is a hybrid position, working two days in the office and three days remotely.

DRiWaterstone is managing the search on behalf of Academy of Management.