Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 10,000 people annually and has a budget of more than $21 million. Pillars Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center, Head Start agency, community mental health provider and provides an array of social services including domestic violence and sexual assault services. It has diverse and complex funding sources including federal, state and local government funding in addition to fee for service revenue. Please visit www.pchcares.org to learn more.
The Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an integral part of the executive leadership team and is responsible for all financial matters of Pillars Community Health. The CFO will report to and work closely with the President & CEO. In addition, the CFO will collaborate with the senior leadership and the board of directors to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization. The CFO will oversee all accounting functions, including audits, tax preparations and internal controls, banking relationships and treasury functions, budgeting, compliance and recognition for government (federal and state) contracts and private grants, and service revenue from multiple payer sources. The CFO will also oversee business operations including real estate and facilities management. The CFO must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a finance team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Will directly supervise at least three finance team leads, including accounting/controller, financial planning and budgeting, and business operations.
Will work collaboratively with Senior Vice President of Government and Grant Relations to assure fiscal management of these funding sources
Participate in agency in-services and training on personnel management
Hire, supervise and evaluate staff in accordance with agency policies and procedures
Finance and asset management
Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
Oversee proper protection, maintenance and safety of agency property, buildings, technology and communications hardware and other physical assets and assure that all scheduled items in annual capital, major maintenance and equipment budgets are prioritized, scheduled, and appropriately bid per agency policies and accomplished within the fiscal year.
Assures agency maintains comprehensive inventory and 5- year maintenance schedule for all physical assets
Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations
Coordinate the development and monitoring of all budgets – operating, capital and major maintenance and technology.
Promote the continual improvement of the budgeting process through the education of department managers on financial issues
Develop financial business plans and forecasts and provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization.
Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
Work with the CEO to engage the board of directors and its various committees to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
Accounting and Administration
Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions including but not limited to accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll accounting, restricted funds, and fixed assets.
Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and the board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
With Senior Vice President of Government and Grant relations, oversee fiscal management of all federal, state , local government and private foundation grant and contracts
Work with CEO and Vice President of Human Resources to maintain strong relationship with the collective bargaining unit, which covers a portion of the agency’s workforce.
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
Evaluate the finance department structure and team 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 individuals (where possible)
Assist President & CEO in other projects, as needed and directed
Perform other duties as assigned by the President & CEO
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Core Competencies and Required Skills
Leadership and Team Management
Problem Solving/Analytical Analysis/Abstract Reasoning
Communication Proficiency (both written and oral)
Demonstrated proficiency with accounting and financial software systems, spreadsheet applications (Excel, Access), & MS Office. Proficiency utilizing Abila MIP is preferred.
Exceptional Organizational Skills
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
At least 10 years of progressive finance experience.
At least 5 years experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million.
Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
Experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a multifaceted nonprofit with multiple complex funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas delivered nationally.
Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance.
Experience working with electronic health record system strongly preferred.
Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
About Pillars Community Health
Pillars Community Health is an innovative health and social services agency, one of only a few nonprofits in the state of Illinois to integrate primary medical and dental care with behavioral health, social, and educational services. The organization is the result of a merger between Community Nurse Health Center and Pillars on January 1, 2018.
Pillars Community Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status.