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The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters, overseeing compliance and regulatory contracts and grants with Federal, state, and private funders. The CFO reports to the Chief Executive Officer and collaborates with the Senior Leadership Team to develop and implement financial strategies.


Level of Performance

  • Plan, oversee, and evaluate accounting, compliance, risk, and facilities management activities.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor creative financial management strategies.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills for the Accounting and Compliance teams and the Senior Leadership Team.


  • Administer cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds.
  • Oversee cash and asset management, investment management, and financing strategies.
  • Develop and utilize predictive financial analyses to provide insight into the organization's operations.
  • Develop agency financial statements.

Planning and Policymaking

  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of annual budgets.
  • Develop and monitor financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Participate in corporate policy development.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Committee and the Head Start Policy Council.
  • Represent the organization with financial partners and maintain knowledge of nonprofit audit best practices.

Strategic Vision and Funding

  • Collaborate with the CEO and Senior Leadership Team on Strategic Vision and Mission.
  • Research revenue opportunities and economic trends.
  • Actively engage in industry associations, seek training, and pursue educational opportunities.
  • Work closely with program directors and development staff to secure funding sources.

Accounting and Compliance

  • Oversee the accounting and compliance department.
  • Ensure maintenance of internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timely, accurate, and valuable financial and management reporting.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of annual 990 or required taxes.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance.

Risk Management

  • Research and advise the CEO about insurance coverage.
  • Provide oversight of Risk Management policies.


Education: Master's Degree in Business, Accounting, or Finance.Experience: Four to ten years related experience in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.

Computer Skills: Knowledge of accounting and payroll software systems (Excel, HRM, ABRA, and MIP), Internet, spreadsheet, and word processing software applications.

Certificates & Licenses: CPA desired.

Other Requirements: Significant experience in nonprofit accounting, understanding of OMB Circular A-133 audit, leadership ability, analytical skills, and organizational skills.

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