Accounting and Administration Manager

    County Road Association of Michigan
    Lansing, MI
    $75,000 - $90,000
Responsible for areas of finance and budgeting; oversight of purchasing and maintenance of IT needs; oversight of office operations; oversight of PAC;  and administration of human resources functions.  Responsible for leading the financial operations of the $2 million Association and ensuring the operational needs of a seven-member staff and support for a 16-member Board of Directors.  Responsible for financials of 501(c)(3) educational corporation and limited financials for affiliated associations.

Position Responsibilities
• Primary responsibility for short- and long-range budgets, financials and accounts payable/receivable for the organization, including looking to future needs and recommending fiscal strategies to achieve them.  Ensures compliance with regulations.
• Creates working budget with director that is appropriate to strategic plan and monitors for corrective actions as needed throughout the year.
• Ensures Association has updated policies/procedures and employee manuals; establishes document retention/disposal schedule.
• Formulates cost benefit analysis and ROI reports, particularly on conferences.
• Primarily responsibility for annual audit and presentation to Board of Directors.
• Responsible for Association, educational corporation and PAC tax returns.
• Manages capital expenditures and RFPs for providers, including conferences.
• Responsible for human resource activities for the Association and its employees.  Ensures compliance with regulations.
• Works with tech company to ensure software, computer/office equipment, servers and telephones are the latest technology available to the Association for the office and conference needs.
• Manage the Association’s AMS/CRM system for member engagements.
• Responsible to participate in on-site duties at CRA conferences.
• Other duties as assigned.

• The position requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year College or University or an equivalent combination of work experience and education.
• Three or more years of financial experience with accounting software.  
• Database and project management experience preferred. 
• Experience with Association Management Software (AMS) or Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems preferred.
• Must be willing to travel 5-10% (in Michigan).  

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Ability to meet deadlines and operate in stressful (at times) environment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Organized with keen attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, and a desire to supervise/mentor/train administrative staff.
• Must have demonstrated track record of fiscal leadership for budgets of $1.5 million+.  
• Must understand Association or membership organizations.  Experience with a board is a plus, as is experience keeping fiscal records for a PAC.

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