The Deamer Group is currently in search of a mission driven, detailed-orientated Accounting professional for a Chief Financial Officer role with Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU), a nonprofit organization located near O’Hare airport. If you have a CPA with 7 years of management level accounting experience in a nonprofit, we want to talk to you!! Qualified candidates must submit a resume for consideration. Please review the full description for details.
The CFO will work under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer coordinating and directing all fiscal and business administration functions of the agency with emotional openness, flexibility and respect. The CFO is responsible for setting CAU’s financial policy and direction and reporting all financial related matters to the Board of Directors. The CFO will manage the accounting and IT departments, as well as work collaboratively with the Human Resource department. They will also ensure CAU’s grant compliance for local, state and corporate funding sources. The CFO is an essential part of the management team who will also be required to attend board meetings.
A successful candidate will be a CPA with7 years Management experience with Social Service knowledge and Nonprofit experience a plus. Must be comfortable working with a diverse population.
About Our Client
Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU), a40-year-old nonprofit serving individuals with both short- and long-term disabilities as well as families during pregnancy and birth. CAU boasts low staff turnover and is represented by a culturally diverse and professionally seasoned staff. In fact, CAU is able to support various cultures with staff able to communicate in 13 languages. CAU’s service family consists of licensed social workers, certified rehabilitation counselors, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed clinical counselors, registered nurses, ASL interpreters and certified educators. CAU offers a relaxed, professional culture that values people and experience.
Plans, develops and implements the agency budget to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally
Assist the CEO with budget negotiations as required by the Board of Directors
Oversees all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements
Oversee all financial and project/program grant accounting ensuring compliance with program budgets and alignment with grants through the grant/fund period
Collate and maintain financial reporting material for federal, state, corporate and foundation grants
Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, cost and program budgets and actual expenditures
Oversee the preparation and approval of all monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for funding the organization
Coordinate all audit and tax activities
Review all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures, processes and administration, recommending improvements to the current system and managing systems going forward
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
Manage the development, implementation and maintenance of the automated accounting system and upgrades
Monitor the line item expenditure and preparation of periodic expenditure plans and revenue and expense reports for Board review and approval
Prepare the agency’s annual audit. This includes timely submission of the agency’s tax returns (990 and AG 990) and Annual Corporate Filing
Manage cash and maintain agency’s Investment policy and procedures
Manage all agency contracts
Manage and supervise the agency’s accounting staff
Responsible for collaborating and consulting with HR including but not limited to payroll and benefits
Participate as a member of the Administrative team including but not limited to participation of RFP submission
Attend Board meetings under the direction of the CEO
Comply with the procedures stated in the Employee Guidebook
Other duties as assigned
CPA required (active or inactive)
7 + years’ experience in nonprofit financial leadership required
BA in Accounting or Finance required/Master’s degree preferred
Industry experience/knowledge of Social Work highly preferred
Experience in GATA requirements highly preferred
Strong ability to handle multiple projects and competing task
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate key data including presentations to all levels of the organization and funding sources
Experience in integrating IT system to improve productivity and accuracy
Must be discrete, professional and able to quickly adapt to change
Ability to be self-directed and interface diplomatically
Proficient in MS Office, Salesforce, QuickBooks, HRIS systems.
Comfortable learning new software as needed to support organizations financial needs
The Deamer Group reviews every resume that is received. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every candidate. It usually takes one to two weeks for us to review your application. If you are a good fit, we will be in touch. If not, we will keep your resume on file and will consider you for future opportunities. Thank you in advance for your application!
Internal Number: 19-00032
About Community Alternatives Unlimited
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