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Vice President, Finance

Location: Arlington, VA

Summary: The Vice President of Finance is a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), responsible for providing strong leadership, management, and vision to ensure efficient and effective financial systems and integrity for the organization. Leads fiscal operations of ASTHO including finance, federal and private grants, contracts, and provides strategic management of the accounting and finance functions. Requires extensive knowledge and experience in federal grants administration and federal grants compliance, as ASTHO receives a majority of its revenue through federal funding, primarily HHS, CDC and HRSA.


Principal Functions: This position supervises the accounting, federal and private grants administration, and financial planning and analysis teams and holds primary overall responsibility in the following areas:

  • Oversees the financial operations for the organization at both the strategic and tactical level.
  • Supervises a fiscal team of up to 4-5 direct reports and 20 staff, setting clear and specific performance goals and expectations, and periodic performance reviews.
  • Ensures compliance with all aspects of federal grants and ensures organizationís policies and procedures are compliant with federal grant requirements.
  • Assesses and evaluates financial performance of the organization regarding long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Ensures the timely and accurate submission of monthly financial statements, federal and private grant reporting, and other key financial data.
  • Reviews estimates, and cost/benefits analysis in the areas of finance, grants, and contracts.
  • Oversees the annual organization operating budget process.
  • Manages financial planning and analysis, including actual to budget and rolling forecasts.
  • Supervises creation of reports, software implementation, and tools for budgeting and forecasting.
  • Manages cash flow planning process and ensures funds availability.
  • Represents organization to banks, financial partners, institutions, auditors, and officials. Maintains banking relationships and strategic alliances with vendors and business partners.
  • Oversees annual financial audit, Single Audit and 990 Tax Return.
  • Ensures compliance and timely reporting including Lobbying and various state and local registrations and tax filings.
  • Ensure the organizationís policies and procedures reflect strong and effective internal controls.
  • Remains current on audit best practices as well as state, federal and local laws regarding organization operations.
  • Directs accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Identifies and manages business risks and insurance requirements.
  • Identifies, acquires, and implements systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information.
  • Creates and establishes yearly financial objectives that align with the organizationís plan for growth and expansion and provides insight for both short-term and long-term growth.
  • Utilizes forward-looking models and activity-based analyses to provide financial insight into the organizationís plans and operating budgets.
  • Directs the planning, development, and implementation of grant proposals; budgeting; analyses of grant-related activities and performance; grant progress and final reporting requirements; and expense and vendor contract authorizations.
  • Negotiates the organizationís indirect cost rate agreement with cognizant agency.
  • Primarily responsible for planning, communications and reporting to the ASTHO Audit and Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. 



  • Bachelorís degree in Finance, MBA or relevant advanced degree strongly preferred. CPA desired.
  • 10 years of managerial experience at both the strategic and tactical level in financial management in an organizational like ASTHO to include successful management of:
  • Federal grants and contracts including negotiating indirect cost rates.
  • Reporting systems to share financial information with appropriate staff.
  • Monitoring and control overall all aspects budget development.
  • Reporting key metrics on organizational performance.
  • Federal audits and related OMB requirements.
  • Provides leadership with financial reports and preparing reports for and presenting to the Board of Directors on all fiscal matters.
  • Hands on experience with ERP financial systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis.
  • Demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involve high levels of collaboration. 
  • Knowledge of the Federal grants, contracts, and procurement processes as they apply to a large 501c3 organization.   
  • Outstanding knowledge and understanding of GAAP, IFRS, and SOX compliance.
  • Knowledge of public health organizations preferred.
  • Commitment to staff diversity and inclusion and supporting employee professional development.
  • Strategic thinker with an open and collaborative style of leadership.
  • Ability to anticipate emerging issues and proactively implement policy and programmatic solutions.
  • Excellent people skills and excellent internal and external customer service orientation.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to values and mission and vision.



ASTHO is the only national, nonprofit organization representing the nationís state and territorial public health officials and the agencies they serve. ASTHOís members, the chief health officials of all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the five U.S. territories, and the three freely-associated states, are dedicated to formulating and influencing sound public health policy, assuring excellence in public health practice, and advancing health equity and optimal health for all. ASTHO is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and opened a second office location in Atlanta, Georgia in 2017. ASTHO was incorporated on March 23, 1942 with the goal of helping health officials navigate a rapidly changing public health landscape and remains a strong voice in governmental public health to this day. ASTHOís mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the publicís health and well-being.



State and territorial health agencies advancing health equity and optimal health for all.



ASTHOís mission is to support, equip, and advocate for state and territorial health officials in their work of advancing the publicís health and well-being





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