University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is seeking to fill a
full-time Director of Finance senior
leadership position.?USAC is a private, nonprofit,
university-based study abroad organization headquartered in
Reno, Nevada and a consortium comprised of over 30 U.S.
universities, including University of Nevada, Reno.
We are seeking an experienced and analytical Finance Director
with strong numerical skills to drive our organization’s financial
operations and improve financial performance. Duties for the
Finance Director will include but not limited to supervising an
accounting staff of 11, overseeing internal controls, budgeting,
financial analyses, legal, property management, annual insurance,
monitoring cash flow and investments and managing tax
The ideal candidate should possess strong analytical skills,
good strategic thinking, excellent communication skills,
exceptional numerical proficiency, and strong leadership skills.
The noteworthy Finance Director should coordinate financial
operations, develop effective financial strategies, guide efforts
towards financial stability, monitor all financial activities,
promote revenue growth, and ensure compliance with accounting
Key Job Responsibilities:
Oversight of an Accounting/Finance team of 11 employees who
manage accounts receivables, accounts payable, payroll, monthly
foreign financials and facilitates the preparation of financial
statements and analyses.
Budget planning and forecasting.
Provides timely and accurate financial statements and analyses,
analysis of budgets to Management, Board of Directors and Finance
Oversees audit and tax functions, coordinates activities with
external Public Accounting firms and reviews firm performance.
Ensures compliance with relevant foreign, federal, state, local,
and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and best
practices, including but not limited to tax laws, generally
accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and FASB (Financial
Accounting Standard Board).
Reviews and forecasts foreign currency needs.
Remains up to date on best practices in nonprofit finance,
business systems and internal control measures, compliance and
state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
Reviews and maintains USAC’s insurance coverage.
Monitors Foreign Associations and corporations.
Collaborates closely with the Director of Human Resources,
especially pertaining to salary and benefits administration.
Monitors 401k plan and investments
Oversees USAC’s rental properties
Develops and implements accounting policies
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited
college or university
CPA and/or MBA
Minimum of seven years in progressively responsible financial
leadership roles, preferably within a non-profit or study abroad
Strong analytical skills.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Broad knowledge of accounting principles
Budgeting and forecasting
Experience with annual external financial audits
Experience with tax and information reporting to governmental
Understanding of foreign currencies and exchanges
Ability to handle confidential information and to work with
limited supervision and high motivation.
Comfortable in a fast-paced environment, working both
independently, as a team, and across departments.
Patience, honesty, integrity and dedication to the work and
mission of USAC
Interest in and experience with languages, cultures, higher
education and international education a plus.
Experience with fundraising and grants helpful.
This is a full-time position including benefits and paid time
off.?USAC offers a competitive salary depending on qualifications
and experience as well as comprehensive benefits and 401(k)
retirement savings program. USAC is an Equal
This position is located in the USAC Annex located
adjacent to the UNR campus. It will likely
start as partially remote (work from home) due to temporary limited
office hours because of COVID-19. When office fully re-opens, this
position will be based in-office daily Monday-Friday,
8am–5pm in Reno, Nevada. Some remote work may be possible
after that date.
Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to,
and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students,
faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural,
ideological and ethnic backgrounds.