USA Wrestling job opportunity: Director of Finance

By USA Wrestling | Jan. 06, 2020, 5:43 p.m. (ET)
USA Wrestling seeks to hire a Director of Finance to lead the organization in financial, accounting, and regulatory matters.

USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for amateur wrestling in the United States, recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. Our staff of 43 employees is involved in amateur wrestling at every level, with 250,000 members spanning from first-year youth wrestlers all the way to World and Olympic team members at the senior level. USA Wrestling is based in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, where there are many outdoor and recreational activities and a very affordable cost of living as compared other metropolitan areas.

USA Wrestling offers a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, a generous health savings account benefit, and a 403(b) retirement plan. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicant’s experience, education, and skill set.

Resumes (mandatory) and cover letters (optional) may be sent to Les Gutches, USA Wrestling’s Associate Executive Director, at lgutches@usawrestling.org.

USA Wrestling is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Finance Job Description

USA Wrestling seeks to hire a Director of Finance to lead the organization in financial, accounting, and regulatory matters. The successful applicant will report to the Executive Director and work alongside other directors to facilitate a high-performance athletic environment, while maintaining a high level of fiscal integrity. Applicants are expected to have experience in non-profit financial management, accounting (CPA preferred), and the ability to manage and negotiate complex situations.

Director of Finance Responsibilities:
• Assist with high-level decisions about financial policy and strategy.
• Manage finance staff and help with recruiting new staff members when necessary.
• Oversee the organization’s fiscal activity, including budgeting, reporting, and auditing.
• Assure legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic, and other regulatory agency requirements and regulations.
• Identify and address financial risks and opportunities for the company.
• Review financial reports with the Executive Director, other Directors, and any committee or board members who require additional detail, explanation, or further granularity.
• Conduct and serve as staff liaison to the Finance and Audit committees and other committees as assigned.
• Take part in all meetings and conferences calls where financial information is presented or could be required.
• Collaborate with staff, committee, and board members to develop and execute strategic and long-term plans.
• Work with outside vendors and staff to evaluate and implement technology-based solutions that increase efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of financial management, accounting, reporting, and office forms.
• Review and manage organizational compliance with the Financial Policies and Procedures Manual.

Director of Finance Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. Master degree or MBA preferred.
• Experience in a senior management position.
• Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of non-profit financial statements, the budgeting process, and internal reporting.
• Experience with corporate governance. Non-profit governance experience is preferred.
• Proven negotiation skills.
• Experience with budget management, public accounting, the audit process, and cash flow management.
• Able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, both in written and oral form.
• Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate.