CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the agency in
accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the
Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission,
and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with
financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the non-profit
industry. The CFO also provides oversight to the organization’s quality
assurance functions. The CFO must be adept in a fast-paced, hands-on
environment, and be dedicated to building rapport and positive team working
relationships with a broad and diverse community of staff, persons served and
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
- Plan, develop, organize,
implement, direct and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and
- Participate in the
development of plans and programs as a strategic partner.
- Evaluate and advise on the
impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies
and regulatory action.
- Develop credibility for
the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets,
financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the Executive
Director, the Board, and other senior executives in performing their
- Enhance and/or develop,
implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way
of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness.
- Establish credibility
throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer
of solutions to business challenges.
- Provide technical
financial advice and knowledge to others within the organization.
- Create continual
improvement of the budgeting process through education of department directors
on financial issues impacting department budgets.
- Provide strategic
financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the
- Optimize the handling of
bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to
enhance cash position.
- Develop a reliable cash
flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum
cash threshold to meet operating needs.
- Be an advisor from the
financial perspective on any contracts into which the agency may enter
including with contractors, vendors, and community partners.
- Ensure completion of Grant
and Contract tracking and management.
- Provide assistance with
grant writing and reporting as need.
- Evaluate the finance
division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the
efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals
with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities of
- Provide oversight to the
organization’s Quality Assurance functions
position has two (2) direct
reports, and zero (0) indirect
report. The positions that report to this person are: Accounting
Specialist (1), Quality
Assurance Manager (1).
job operates in a
variety of professional and community environments including but not limited
to office environments, community and partner agencies, and youth spaces. This
role routinely uses
standard office equipment such as computers, phone, photocopiers, filing
cabinets, and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment
and job sites may be loud.
POSITION TYPE / EXPECTED
HOURS OF WORK:
full time, permanent position. The position
has a flexible schedule based on the duties and requirements of the position. The
schedule is generally as follows: Monday - Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM.
requires local travel to complete errands and duties as assigned. In-state
and national travel may be required up to 5% of the time. The employee must have a valid
driver license approved for airline travel.
degree in Business, Management, Accounting or Finance
least ten (10) years’ experience including management of the finance and
administration of a high-growth $1-$5 million organization (preference given
to non-profit experience).
in identifying existing process improvement and in quality assurance.
of the Human Resources function.
with Microsoft Office, and Google Suite Software.
- Masters of Business Administration, Finance
& Accounting or Non-profit Administration
- LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
and Questioning) cultural and diversity competency.
- Familiarity with the Ruth Ellis Center’s
principals of work (trauma informed care, harm reduction, restorative justice,
and positive youth development).
- CPA License
ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATION:
required for this position.
/ SECURITY CLEARANCE:
- Must be able to pass a
criminal background check as outlined by agency policy.
- Have no record on the
Central Registry for child abuse or neglect in the employee’s state of
residency or employment.
- Be able to produce a
non-reactive tuberculosis test from within the previous twelve (12)
The Ruth Ellis Center is an equal opportunity employer and makes
employment decisions on the basis of merit. The agency does not discriminate
based race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, pregnancy, marital status, national origin, citizenship, veteran
status, age, disability as protected by federal, state, and local laws, genetic
information, or any other characteristic that is protected by law.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that
are required of the employee for this this job. Duties, responsibilities, and
activities, may change at any time with or without notice.
RUTH ELLIS CENTER INC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled