The Finance Officer contributes to the association's overall success by effectively managing all financial tasks. This position ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions, oversees accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and financial risk management activities, and ensures successful completion of all related financial activities. All employees are expected to contribute to the agency's professional reputation by understanding and promoting the association’s mission and its associated programs and activities
Required Competencies / Abilities
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the process for overall management and maintenance of a non-profit accounting environment.
Knowledge of computer applications and technology functions related to the work, including but not limited to database, spreadsheet, word processing, accounting software, grant platforms, and Google suite. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations related to critical areas of responsibility.
Familiarity with QuickBooks or other accounting software platforms and advanced Excel experience.
Skilled in the ability to perform grant research, reporting, and records management;
Skilled in professional-level written and oral communications.
Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in the completion of assignments.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents, including financial statements, laws, and regulations.
Ability to be an analytic and decisive decision-maker - collecting necessary data, establishing facts, drawing valid conclusions,
Ability to adapt to challenging situations and possess creative problem-solving.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and tactfully communicate with co-workers, other agencies, and the public.
Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Additional Salary Information: Up to 40 days annual leave, with a generous benefits plan that includes health insurance and 403(b) retirement and matching TSA.
We are an association whose membership consists of all but 3 of the 53 school districts in Alaska. We provide board governance and development services, superintendent search services, policy development, and online publication and legislative advocacy at the state and national level. AASB also provides services and support through a multitude of federal and state grants aimed at helping school districts improve student achievement. This work includes social-emotional learning, culturally responsive schools, and school boards, trauma engaged practices, and community/stakeholder engagement.