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American Heart Association Vice President & Controller in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Vice President & Controller at our office located in Dallas, TX.

Under the guidance of the Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President & Controller is responsible for: the financial operations of the Association functioning under a shared services environment supporting the national center and five regions. Financial operations includes, monthly and annual close processes; implementation of technical accounting standards; Association-wide financial reporting; financial consultation to national center departments and regions; accounts payable; tax reporting and compliance; system administration for Essbase reporting tool; government grants administration; external audit oversight; providing excellent customer service; and the professional development of Finance staff.

Here are some of the essential job duties:

  • Formulates, directs and monitors accounting policies and procedures of the Association, including mentorship and consultation, and monitors compliance with external accounting rules and regulations.

  • Directs, budgets and controls the administrative affairs of the Office of Finance operating under a shared services environment supporting the national center and five regions.

  • Directs and monitors policies and procedures to ensure accurate administration and compliance for federal funds.

  • Directs and monitors the development and distribution of monthly and annual financial reports.

  • Plans and prepares presentations on the financial operations and status of the Association to senior staff and volunteers.

  • Supports the Chief Financial Officer in planning and providing support for specified volunteer committees and other ad hoc task forces, as established.

  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer in planning and preparing monthly teleconferences providing support and guidance to regional SVPs of Operations.

  • Directs and monitors tax reporting and compliance for the Association, including completion of the annual Form 990 and 990T.

  • Oversees the annual financial audit and federal government grant Single Audit

  • Provides oversight for the Office of Finance budget totaling approximately $7 million including 70 finance and accounting staff.

  • Responsible for the management, training and development of Office of Finance staff.

  • Participates in corporate partner/vendor contract negotiations and development, as appropriate.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, MBA in Finance or Accounting preferred

  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in the related field

  • Experience in managing financial reporting for large corporation or non-profits

  • Experience in leading financial audit processes with external accountants and advisors

  • Experience in mentoring and supervising a team of ten or more in the field of accounting or finance

  • Certified Public Accountant credentials

  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Knowledge of performance appraisal and mutual objective setting processes and concepts

  • Ability to meet and deal with all levels of staff and volunteers

  • Ability to recruit, select, train and supervise staff

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (12/3/2019 12:07 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5387

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Accounting/Finance/Audit

Location: Dallas, TX