ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do. Learn more about working at ACT at act.org.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization and is an integral member of senior management at ACT, our organizational strategy, and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This executive leader is responsible for all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to providing financial insight and recommendations to both the short- and long-term transformation of the organization. The CFO oversees finance and accounting, contract management, legal and facilities functions.
The CFO has a significant opportunity to influence the success of ACT with responsibilities for financial planning, managing financial risk, and ensuring leadership, the board of directors and team members in general have clear understanding of the organizations financial health and sustainability. Realizing the true performance potential of our company requires the CFO to develop an unbiased, holistic, end-to-end view of the company’s full value chain—from customer needs to back-office operations to suppliers’ contributions to competitors’ positioning—and pinpoint the places that need attention. The CFO should partner closely with the business leaders, helping to convert these insights into specific action items and initiatives.
Capabilities, competencies, and knowledge/skills/abilities for this assignment:
The roles, functions or departments that this assignment will require:
Managing Key Stakeholder Relations:
Strategic Agility and Business Acumen:
Strategic Financial and Accounting Management:
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Leadership in the C-Suite:
Location: This position will be located at ACT, Inc. headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa.