ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the first animal welfare organization established in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. The organization’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in three key areas: protecting and rescuing animals from crisis, assisting animals in communities and advancing legal protection for animals.
The ASPCA was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery and adoption facility. In addition, the ASPCA announced a groundbreaking anti-cruelty partnership with the New York Police Department in 2013, which has resulted in a record-breaking number of arrests and animals’ lives saved.
The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide, including a Field Investigation and Response team that rescues animal victims of natural and man-made disasters, a fully-subsidized spay/neuter clinic in Los Angeles, a Behavioral Rehabilitation Center for fearful, under-socialized dogs, and a 24-hour, 365-day Animal Poison Control Center that provides pet owners and veterinarians with live, on-call assistance related to toxic products and substances. In 2015, the ASPCA acquired Humane Alliance, now called the Spay Neuter Alliance, which is the nation’s leading training and education organization focusing on high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter.
The ASPCA is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported by more than 2 million animal advocates across the country.
For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The ASPCA is seeking a Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis (Vice President, FP&A) to build and lead a team to provide best-in-class financial analysis and support for the organization’s $250M+ annual budget. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Vice President FP&A will help build out and supervise a team of finance professionals to partner with operational and programmatic departments, delivering impactful financial analysis to drive insightful strategy and decision making across the organization. As the leader of the FP&A team, the Vice President, FP&A will position the team as key financial advisors to programmatic and operational leaders and their staffs, providing critical financial analysis and planning, financial education, and strategic support. The candidate and FP&A team will be responsible for supporting departments and team members with respect to budgeting, forecasting, management reporting, analysis, growth planning, and mission critical projects. As a leader within the finance team, the Vice President, FP&A will assist in developing and implementing the infrastructure/systems needed to support current and future growth and to enable data-driven decision-making at all levels.
As a key member of the finance leadership team, the Vice President FP&A will support in presenting financial information to the Board and will work closely with the executive leadership team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Management of Financial Planning and Analysis
Partner closely with key stakeholders across the organization and drive the FP&A function as a proven center of excellence to support financial discipline and data based decision making
Establish effective partnerships with business unit leaders and finance peers
Lead the annual operating budget process, track and report on performance relative to plan, and manage ongoing rolling forecast updates
Build and iterate on complex financial models covering all aspects of the ASPCA’s operations to enable effective decision making regarding growth strategy, cost structure, and capital expenditures
Own all aspects of management reporting; maintain and enhance internal financial reporting processes, serving as a thought leader to upgrade reporting standards
Establish, track, and monitor key operating metrics used to drive the organization to greater efficiency
Create ad-hoc analyses to drive organizational strategy, improve efficiency, and maximize impact
Help drive finance discipline, fact-based decision-making, and financial visibility
Streamline and improve financial systems in processes in service of efficiency and cross-functional collaboration
Hire, develop, mentor and train team members to achieve individual and organizational goals; build a team that provides exceptional service and support
Manage the financial planning and analysis and procurement teams, helping to ensure that individual goals are aligned to the department’s key results
Assist the CFO on the organization’s financial and administrative processes with an eye to continuously developing and improving processes and systems
Prepare monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for ASPCA’s senior leadership team and assist in the Finance Committee, Audit Committee and Board reports
Partner with the CFO and senior leadership to build out and integrate the FP&A function within the organization
Work closely with program leaders and their staff to educate them regarding financial planning and analysis and explore how the FP&A function can support program operations