The Association for Asian Studies, a global non-profit academic association, is seeking a full-time Director of Financeto join our team in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We offer an outstanding benefits package including full coverage of medical, dental, vision and life insurance (50% of family), 403(B) retirement plan (10% of wages on the employee’s 5% contribution), and paid vacation/sick time and holidays.
The position is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the US. Relocation package available. At the AAS, we value work-life balance and flexible schedules. The ideal candidate will be able to work in our Ann Arbor office. We will consider a hybrid work schedule.
The Director of Finance is responsible for all facets of the Association’s financial reporting and accounting. You will report directly to the Executive Director and oversee the work of a staff Accountant. We are looking for someone with an exceptional work ethic, experience in the non-profit sector, and excellent communication skills to work effectively with both our in-office staff and our international members.
Establish and monitor procedures for internal controls regarding cash receipts, deposits, payments, and account coding/distribution
Reconcile investment activity, employee receivable activity, and all bank account activity
Reclassify/ allocate monthly expenses, fees, salaries, benefits, secretariat expenses, and joint publication costs to appropriate programs, councils, and committees for tax return and audit
Prepare semi-annual AAS budget schedules and explanations of revenue and spending trends, variances from budget, and future budget projections for all areas of the AAS operations
Research all budget categories and determine future projected spending based upon historical patterns and known changes/new programs/situations
Responsible for allFinancial Statement preparation/reporting to inside and outside groups
Ensure all non-profit corporation administration & legal compliance reporting
Complete all annual audit responsibilities – prepare all auditor communications, audit schedules and financial reports, ensure completeness and accuracy of financial statements
Educate and provide support to all AAS Council Chairs/members as to financial, procedural and reporting issues; ensure annual/bi-annual council minutes are received and financial decisions are enacted as instructed
Responsible for all external and internal grant financial administration and reporting
Accounting Degree and minimum 4 years related work experience
Prior leadership role in an accounting department preferred
Experience and desire to work in the non-profit sector a plus
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; prior experience working with international people/organizations a plus
Outstanding Microsoft Office skills and accounting software experience necessary
A cover letter and current resume are required when applying for this position.
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with ‘AAS Director of Finance’ in the subject line and include:
A cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and why you feel you are well-suited to support the Association for Asian Studies’ mission
An up-to-date CV
The contact details of two professional references
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study of Asia. With approximately 5,500 members worldwide, representing all the regions and countries of Asia and all academic disciplines, the AAS is the largest organization of its kind.
Through its publications, online resources, regional conferences, and annual conference, the AAS provides its members with a unique and invaluable professional network.
The AAS was founded in 1941, originally as publisher of the Far Eastern Quarterly (now the Journal of Asian Studies). It has gone through a series of reorganizations to serve better the broadening disciplinary and geographical interests of its membership.
In 1970 four elective Area Councils—East and Inner Asia (EIAC), Northeast Asia (NEAC), South Asia (SAC), and Southeast Asia (SEAC)—were established to guarantee each area constituency its own representation and a proportionate voice on the Board of Directors.
In 1977 a Council of Conferences (COC) was established as a liaison with several regional conferences which serve the needs of Asian studies scholars in differe...nt parts of the U.S. and abroad.
The AAS is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies, actively participating with its sister societies in a wide range of activities, including joint participation in research and informational exchanges.