Chief Financial Officer
Amigos de Guadalupe is seeking an accomplished individual to serve as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The ideal candidate will have experience with running financial operations in the nonprofit sector and ideally with finance/accounting experience with federal funding (including ESG and CDBG). The CFO will have overall managerial responsibility for Amigos de Guadalupe’s accounting, budgetary, and supporting operations. The CFO will have primary responsibility for all contractual matters and will serve as part of the Executive Management Team, reporting directly to the Founder and Executive Director. Candidates must have proven experience managing the financial and accounting departments for a similar nonprofit, community services agency or in a similar sector. The CFO will carry out all executive duties and responsibilities which are listed in the full position description below and additional responsibilities as may be assigned.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the organization. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the CFO provides accounting, budgetary, operational, and programmatic support to all agency programs and activities. The CFO directly oversees and supervises the financial/accounting staff and other departments as directed by the ED. The CFO is the primary agency contact for all contractual matters, proposals for new or extended programs and new business development. The CFO serves as an active member of the Executive Management Team helping to develop and implement the agency’s vision and mission for the communities we serve.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Actively manage the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the agency.
· Develop budgets for the agency, individual programs, and new/proposed/expanded services, including the preparation of budget revisions as needed.
· Prepare, analyze, and present monthly financial reports for the agency, its programs, and activities.
· Report on financial results and issues to the CEO and other groups as may be required.
· Oversee and review the preparation of all programs financial reporting required for funding sources.
· Manage the Billing, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payables functions/staff
· Oversee the organization’s banking activities and actively manage cash flow to ensure it meets agency needs.
· Manage the negotiation and execution of agency contracts with funding sources, vendors, and collaborative service providers.
· Manage accounting control systems and internal audits enduring the accurate and timely production of accounting information and financial reports.
· Monitor changes in legal, regulatory, and administrative environments and implement changes in procedures and needed to maintain compliance while maximizing operational and financial results.
· Manage the agency’s liability insurance program, including ongoing risk analysis.
· Review efficiency/effectiveness of employee benefit programs, seeking approaches to lower costs where possible and consistent with required quality levels.
· Negotiate leases as needed and ensure the organization is properly managing its assets
· Supervise the management of facilities and its related operations, ensuring that the physical space of the organization is safe, secure and accessible.
· Supervise the administration of employee benefits, including 401K plan, health, vision and dental benefits
· Serve as the agency’s primary liaison with its independent Auditor to ensure the annual audit is completed smoothly and in a timely manner.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
- General accounting and financial reporting procedures in accordance with the State of California Cost Standards, GAAP, and OMB Circulars A-133 and A-122.
- State of California contract/grant budgeting/reporting procedures and requirements.
- General office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, and accounting software packages.
- Manage and oversee all aspects of the financial/accounting management function.
- Create, analyze, and report on financial statements and budgets.
- Supervise staff, develop job descriptions, and provide performance evaluations and improvement plants.
- Analyze and solve problems effectively and efficiently.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Work well with, and be responsive to the needs of, internal and external customers, including the Board of Directors, funding sources, other provider organizations.
- Manage priorities effectively to meet deadlines and demonstrate multi-tasking skills.
- Assimilate new information and technology.
- Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
Education and Experience:
- Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; with Master’s degree preferred.
- Five to seven years of senior management experience with similarly sized organizations, preferably with a non-profit agency.
- Managerial experience with non-profit social service providing services under contract with the State of California a plus.
- Certified Public Accountant designation a plus.
- Must be: highly ethical with a high level of integrity; self-motivated; dependable and reliable; detailed oriented; able to interface easily with staff, other senior management personnel and funding sources.
- Must be able to interface easily with staff, other senior and executive management personnel, and funding sources.
- Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 20-pound objects and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.