Anthem, Arizona is the North Valley’s premier master planned community. Founded by Del Webb in 1999, our award- winning community is home to approx. 28,000 residents who enjoy a wide range of amenities, programs, and services in a beautiful, safe and friendly “small-town” setting. The Anthem Community Council (ACC) is the nonprofit “master governing organization” that works in close harmony with three homeowners’ associations to maintain community assets, provide community services, and protect and enhance Anthem’s special quality of life. The ACC is directed by a seven-member Board of Directors elected from each HOA. The Board oversees the CEO (Community Executive Officer), who is the administrative leader of the organization, and is responsible for the implementation of Board policy, oversight of ACC operations and services, and manages all ACC employees. The ACC prides itself in being a financially stable and results-oriented organization with talented and professional Board members, staff, and volunteers. Please visit our website, OnlineAtAnthem.com, to learn about the ACC’s outstanding amenities and to review the governing documents, Board agendas/minutes, budgets/financial reports, and other features that attest to our strong commitment to resident communication and transparency.
The Community Financial Officer (CFO) is a highly responsible executive position that directs and oversees all finance and accounting operations and reporting, and key administrative and strategic functions, including but not limited to treasury/investments, risk management/insurance, budgeting and cash flow analyses, information technology/systems, major contracts and leases, capital project and ROI analyses, RFPs and procurement, audits, and financial policies and procedures. The CFO reports to the CEO and has regular interaction with the ACC Board, Finance Committee, department heads, major contractors, HOA managers/Board members, and Anthem residents. Of critical importance is the CFO’s capacity to bring a positive, collaborative, and solution-oriented leadership style to the Finance Department and organization. Currently, the Finance Department includes the Controller and up to six full-time employees (FTE) responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, collections, payroll, resales and disclosures, financial reporting, audit support, numerous other services, and financial disbursements to the HOAs (the ACC acts as the billing agent for all community assessments). Above all, the CFO provides active and “hands-on” leadership that exemplifies the ACC’s commitments to financial stewardship, ethical decision making, continuous improvement, and the six “Anthem Way” values (Integrity, Respect, Customer Service, Initiative, Care & Pride, and Working Together for the Collective Good and Benefit of Anthem).
• Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field. MBA or similar graduate degree and advanced certifications in finance and accounting preferred (CPA, CMA, etc.).
• Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, including a minimum of five (5) years in a senior management position with supervisory responsibilities and oversight of complex accounting and finance operations. Substantive experience with all CFO responsibilities, as noted in the above profile, is ideal. Financial management experience with nonprofit community management associations similar to the Anthem Community Council is desirable, and may compensate for less total experience.
• Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The CFO must have exceptional knowledge of GAAP, and finance and business management principles and best practices; exceptional analytical and communication skills to analyze and present complex financial matters; advanced Excel skills and strong proficiency in Outlook and Word; and accrual-based fund accounting expertise. A working knowledge of Caliber, Village Management or similar HOA management software is desirable. In order to succeed in this critical leadership role, the following attributes are necessary: an open and participatory management style; the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; strong negotiation and report writing skills; and a passion for teamwork, staff development and knowledge transfer.
The position is open until filled.
The Anthem Community Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer.