Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Controller is responsible for overseeing and directing all day-to-day finance, accounting and reporting activities of a $19 million budget including the functional areas of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. The Controller is involved in presentations to the Board finance and audit committees and works closely with the senior leadership team. The Controller strategically leads the OHSAA’s accounting department and implements the financial systems and controls that support the membership and the Association.
Cultivate the values of the Association; control Association costs and execute budgeting activities for the Association (including districts); ensure completion of timely and accurate financial performance reports; implement internal controls and best practices in accounting functions; develop an accounting system that provides the Association with quick access to financial information and enables strategic budgeting; work with the COO to develop long and short range financial plans; further the priorities in the recently adopted strategic plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve them.
Candidates must possess a deep understanding of accounting and finance principles including GAAP and accrual-based accounting and have a breadth of experience in all aspects of day-to-day activities of an accounting and finance office. The ideal candidate will be adept at developing budgets that align resources with a strategic plan, is skilled at identifying and improving accounting practices, can interpret data and make recommendations, and can effectively present highly technical financial information to both financial and non-financial audiences.
Successful candidate will have at least ten (10) years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and internal/external stakeholders. At least five (5) years of experience managing staff in the accounting and finance functions required. Experience in a complex organization with multiple programs and sites preferred. Bachelor’s degree required; CPA, CMA or MBA preferred.
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with education, experience, and abilities.
Generous benefit package includes employer-sponsored medical/vision/dental insurance, contributions to retirement program, and paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave.
Complete application materials must be received via email by October 21 2020, to be considered.
Preferred starting date is no later January 1.
Submit the following materials as one (1) PDF file to email@example.com:
Letter of interest
One-page (1) (maximum) description of the top three (3) reasons you should be selected including examples of your successful performance in areas critical to this position
List of four (4) professional references with complete contact information
No contact other than application materials described above will be accepted.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the OHSAA website (www.ohsaa.org) for more information.
OHSAA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. OHSAA provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)
About the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)
Formed in 1907, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is a not-for-profit association of public and private high schools and 7th-8th grade schools. Approximately 816 high schools and nearly 760 7th-8th grade schools belong to the OHSAA, which represents over 350,000 students competing in 26 sanctioned sports (13 for boys and 13 for girls). Schools voluntarily become members of the OHSAA. The Association renders decisions on student eligibility, organizes state and regional tournaments with nearly 1.2 million fans in attendance, and manages the licensing of over 15,000 officials. The OHSAA currently collects no membership dues and receives no tax money. The Association operates a $19 million budget with the primary source of financial support coming from tournament gate receipts.
The OHSAA’s mission statement is “To serve our member schools and enrich interscholastic opportunities for students.” Its motto of “Respect the Game” places an emphasis on good sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity when it comes to how schools, coaches, athletes, and parents conduct themselves when participating in the arena of high school ...athletics.
The Association employs a staff of approximately 25 full-time employees at its office in Columbus and dozens of tournament and temporary workers statewide. The OHSAA is organized into six geographic regions called athletic districts. Each nine-member District Athletic Board assists the OHSAA in conducting sectional and district tournaments and employs a treasurer and secretary to handle administrative and financial responsibilities. The OHSAA Board of Directors is made up of nine (9) voting members representing the Districts and two (2) ex-officio members who meet monthly in Columbus.
Candidates are encouraged to review the OHSAA website (www.ohsaa.org) for more information.