LOCATION: Frisco, TX
REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
WHO WE ARE:
US Youth Soccer Association (USYS) is currently the largest youth soccer organization in the United States. We spend every day thinking about ways to grow and support our sport. We continue to build the most innovative service organization in the industry and transforming lives by inspiring participation. Our vision is to bring communities together through the power of soccer, making life-long fans of the sport.
We are defining the modern-day youth sport organization with innovation as a cornerstone of our strategy. We are guided by the principles of service leadership, performance excellence, collaboration, and diversity and inclusion at all levels of the organization. Our focus on listening, collaborating, and adapting our existing model has allowed us to create changes in our business model, governance, and constituent support, and play a leadership role throughout youth sports.
We are all about going above and beyond to serve the soccer community, and we work equally hard to serve our teammates. We are committed to being a great place to work by focusing on hiring, training, and promoting talented, dedicated, passionate individuals who want to get better every day.
The position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) helps develop and implement the financial strategic direction of US Youth Soccer, ensuring effective communication, integration, and teamwork across the entire organization. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO will serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO, Board of Directors and 54 State Associations regarding the financial operations and financial strategy of USYS. Additionally, this role will lead the efforts in forecasting, monitoring, and managing the organization’s daily and long-term financial activities.
Strong concentration of the role will be on long term financial planning; reporting and measuring, to include establishing key financial performance indicators, executive reporting, and market analysis; and overseeing trend and data analysis to maximize current and future resources. The CFO will also be expected to focus on continual process improvements to ensure operational efficiencies and sound business practices to safeguard the organization's financial assets.
The CFO will be responsible for significantly engaging with Board leadership on all financial matters, planning, reporting, etc. The position ensures the integration and compliance of the department’s financial and accounting activities with those of USYS and the State Associations and works proactively to mitigate audit risks and ensure compliance. The CFO will be responsible for preparing and delivering budget and financial presentations to internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the CFO will consistently engage with a peer network in the industry for benchmarking and sharing of best practices.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Effectively engage the CEO/Board of Directors, staff, and State Associations in the financial budgeting process.
- Participate in key decisions with the leadership groups by problem-solving and bringing innovative ideas to support organization initiatives.
- Develop financial and accounting best practices to share with and support the State Associations.
- Responsible for ensuring that USYS continuously works toward improving profitability and efficiencies, providing safeguards against theft of assets, & accurately reporting the assets, liabilities, revenues & expenses.
- Monitor all forms of risk management and recommend to the CEO, Audit Committee and Board of Directors any modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that organizational risks are minimized.
- Lead and administer the organization's fiscal management function including, but not limited to, the following areas: reporting, budgeting, forecasting, long-range planning, financial modeling/analysis, capital project funding, debt management, tax compliance, transaction processing, procurement, travel, audit, and policy development.
- Collaborate with US Youth Soccer staff and committees to create the necessary tools and enhanced reporting functions that produce data to make sound financial decisions that correspond with the budget and strategic goals for the budget year.
- Completes Department's financial reporting obligations, including, year-end closing process, reporting requirements, tax preparation, audits, and other reporting needs.
- Serve as principal liaison with external auditors, Audit, and Investment Committees.
- Demonstrate support for, and impacts to the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strategic goals.
- Review the financial impact of all contracts executed on behalf of the organization.
- Ensure that the organization complies with all requirements of maintaining 501c3 status.
- Lead and mentor accounting staff.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the CEO.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree (MBA or similar) strongly preferred.
- 7+ years of similar executive financial leadership or athletic administration or related field experience required.
- Extensive background in financial planning, strategic planning, analysis, revenue generation and modeling and financial reporting required.
- Previous experience in business leadership roles within higher education, non-profit companies and/or the sports industry is very helpful.
- Proven track record of setting and achieving high financial goals and objectives.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally.
- High level of commitment to quality of work and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance.
- Proficiency with Microsoft products.
- Positive attitude and strong work ethic.
- Strong communication and organization skills to be able to manage numerous projects at once.
- Willingness to ask questions, give their input, accept advice, and take direction.
- Creative problem solving.
- Excellent verbal and written skills.
- Confidence in presenting plans and projections.
- Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication, and attention to detail.
- Ability to travel and work weekends.