Working at the WAC
The WAC provides jobs in a variety of departments, including athletics, hotel, and food and beverage operations. We seek individuals who are dedicated to being the best and willing to embrace the Club’s five core values: leadership, excellence, integrity, service, sensitivity.
WAC Benefits Include:
- Medical, dental and vision insurance
- Employee wellness program
- Vacation and sick leave
- Club service discounts
- Bus pass subsidy
- Daily lunch
- Fitness reimbursement
- Employee assistance program
Benefits listed apply to full-time non-union employees. Questions? Contact Human Resources at 206.464.3085. The WAC is an equal opportunity employer.
The Washington Athletic Club is proud to have a drug-free environment. All employment offers are contingent upon applicant successfully completing drug screening and background screening. The WAC participates in E-Verify, an employment authorization program through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration. EOE.
Chief Financial Officer
FLSA status: Exempt
Work schedule: Monday–Friday, business hours
Positions supervised: Vice President of Human Resources, Director of Information Technology, Controller, Parking Facility & Security Systems Manager
Job status: Full-time
Reports to: President & Chief Executive Officer
Amount of travel required: Limited travel required
To apply: Email cover letter and resume to Laurie Sorensen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 206.464.3085
As the nation’s premier athletic club, the Washington Athletic Club is not simply a place to be, but a place to belong. The WAC provides jobs in a variety of departments, including administration, athletics, and hotel and food and beverage operations.
The WAC is seeking individuals who are dedicated to being the best and are willing to embrace the Club’s five core values: Leadership, Excellence, Integrity, Service and Sensitivity.
The CFO is responsible for the leadership and success of the WAC’s Finance department, and is accountable for long-range financial plans, annual operating plans and budgets, forecasts, strategic capital planning and investment, overall proactive management of banking, risk management, accounting, control, reporting, tax, retail storefront leasing, insurance, retirement programs (including pension and 401k), purchasing, information services, and parking facility operations. The CFO has executive oversight responsibility for the Human Resources department. The CFO is entrusted with confidential and proprietary information of the WAC. The position takes a leadership role in meetings of the Board of Governors and Board Committees, serves on the Senior Executive Team, and enhances the WAC’s mission by, for example, cost avoidance recommendations, making sound projections, and safeguarding WAC assets and member/vendor relations.
- Takes a leadership role in the Board of Governors meetings, Executive Committee meetings and Chairmen’s Committee meetings (as required) and works with the President & CEO and Senior Executive Team to attain the WAC’s mission, vision, and values.
- Leads the Finance Committee meetings and Audit Committee meetings, provides executive oversight for Human Resource and Benefits Committee meetings and serves as permanent voting member, attends Executive and House Committee meetings and collaborates with the Chair(s) on Committee functions. Also attends and advises other Committees as needed.
- Accountable for long- and short-range financial and business plans, including budgets for capital expenditures and operations, sales forecasts, and pricing plans; and works with WAC Senior Executive Team on matters such as business planning, contractual reviews, and evaluations. Leads WAC divisions in understanding and accomplishing optimal financial performance.
- Accountable for capital management and accounting including management of cash, credit and collection, retirement funds including pension and 401(k), investments, insurance, government reporting, and tax administration.
- Represents the WAC and works with Board of Governors, Executives, financial advisers, auditors, and other resources to safeguard the WAC’s assets, systems, controls, and relations with the banking and investor community.
- Directs and provides overall supervision to the Controller, VP of Human Resources, Director of Information Technology, and Parking Facility and Security Systems Manager(s); responsible for finance, accounting, human resource, information systems, parking facility, and other functions.
- Accountable for the WAC’s finance, accounting, and information systems and standards, and serves as a resource on business and financial planning concepts, systems, and projections to all divisions.
- Accountable for finance and other results in light of WAC’s mission, vision, values, and goals; and works with the President & CEO and other Senior Executive Team members to refine key strategies.
- Drives efficiencies and improvements in WAC information systems relative to hardware, software, and security to continually improve the Club’s management information processes and systems.
- Provides executive oversight for personnel functions, including labor relations and collective bargaining, recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, and team member recognition and work environment.
- Serves as Treasurer of the separate WAC Foundation, providing oversight to receivable collection, accounting, government reporting, and tax administration.
- Represents the WAC at club industry functions and organizations, including the club CFO conference and annual property and casualty insurance conference.
- Represents the WAC in Seattle area nonprofit, charitable, and community organizations.
- Completion of a B.A. or B.S. degree in accounting, or equivalent, and certification as a C.P.A. is required.
- Ten to fifteen years of progressively successful finance and accounting management and professional experience with outstanding skills in hospitality industry problem-solving, accounting, and finance management, or equivalent.
- Proficient in MS Office Suite
- Passion for service and hospitality
- A high ability to communicate effectively with members and team members both in-person and on the phone.
- Technology aptitude and experience
- High degree of emotional intelligence
- Labor relations experience preferred
- Demonstrated risk management and insurance experience
- Experience as defined benefit plan sponsor preferred
The Washington Athletic Club has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee’s ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Washington Athletic Club reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Washington Athletic Club may deem appropriate.
Please note that the job descriptions on this page are not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.