The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for Controller & Managing Director for its Finance and Accounting Department. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.
The position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the financial, accounting and budgeting activities of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), including budget preparation and implementation, accounting, cash management as well as contract management functions. The position is also responsible for ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory reporting relationships. The position reports directly to the Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO/CFO).
In addition, the position oversees the conduct of ACC’s annual financial audit, implements and monitors internal control safeguards and prepares all relevant tax returns; supports CFO/CAO in monitoring of investment portfolio performance and compliance with investment guidelines; develops appropriate tools and reports for purposes of providing critical financial and operational information; reviews and executes all disbursements and contractual commitments of ACC funds; directs and manages all facets of the solicitation, collection, preparation, review and completion of ACC’s annual operational budget; and oversees the day-to-day work activities of employees within the Finance and Accounting department.
Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in business related-field, Certified Public Accountant designation and at least 10 years’ experience in an accounting and/or finance role as well as five years not-for-profit or related experience. Strong written and verbal communications skills, as well as the ability to give internal and public presentations, strong analytical skills, the ability to cultivate and manage high quality stakeholder relationships as well as the ability to process complex, technical, abstract verbal and written information for purposes of establishing strategy, direction and action plans are a must. A Master’s degree in business related-field and knowledge of chemical or related industry highly desired.
To learn more about us, visit our web site at www.americanchemistry.com. ACC offers a salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. If you meet the qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements.
Additional Salary Information: ACC offers medical, dental, vision as well as 401(k) matching contribution up to 6% and a 6% contribution to the Profit Sharing Plan, both vested immediately at 100%. Additionally, employees have access to a no cost onsite fitness center and subsidized yoga classes as well as eligibility for performance based merit increases and discretionary bonus program.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $558 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.