The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters of Easterseals and its affiliate organizations. The CFO will partner with other senior leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement the strategic plan of the organization.
The CFO will protect the company’s assets by consistently updating and managing financial controls and enforcing company administrative policy. The CFO ensures that all financial reporting is accomplished accurately, timely, and in compliance with funder and regulatory agency requirements.
The CFO provides direction and oversight to the Finance, Accounting, Purchasing, Payroll, and IT teams.
Assure timely and accurate financial statements are provided to management, the Board of Directors and outside stakeholders.
Interview and hire experienced and technically trained professional for fiscal and IT positions, train and provide training opportunities to enhance staff development; develop coordination of departmental functions to meet the goals and mission of the organization.
Assure that financial reports are prepared in accordance with GAAP.
Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
Assure the integrity of all administrative functions including accounting, treasury, credit/collections, audit, risk management, planning and analysis, budgeting, tax, purchasing and information technology services.
Develop financial policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP.
Develop and utilize predictive models and financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.
Oversee and monitor cash, investments, and treasury management. Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
Prepare cash projections and ensure availability of funds as needed.
Develop business plans and forecasts for administrative services departments as well as new program services.
Represent the agency to outside stakeholders including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
Provide oversight of financial audits and work closely with the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board.
Oversee preparation of tax returns and various other government regulatory reports to stay in compliance with all required regulations.
Participate in the analysis of current management practices and operations to ensure the optimum use of available resources.
Establish financial best practices.
Initiate appropriate steps necessary to consolidate and manage the organizations’ purchasing activities.
Oversee the accounting department, ensuring proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions; IT and purchasing department, including procurement of goods and services, phone systems, computer network and printing.
Serve as a senior leader in the organization, working collaboratively with the CEO and the COO to lead Easterseals with integrity, maturity, and wisdom.
Perform additional duties as requested by the CEO.
M.B.A or advanced degree in finance preferred
Strong knowledge of accounting, audit, finance, budgeting, business operations and nonprofit industry.
Knowledge of MIP Software preferred.
Knowledge of New Market Tax Credits preferred.
Strong knowledge of Federal Grants requirements and regulations.
Ten years of accounting experience
Five years’ experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget over $10 million.
Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
Knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 Audit.
Long-range planning experience.
Grant Based Funding experience.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Must have the ability to work well with all levels of the organization, insurers and bankers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent analytical, organization and supervisory skills
Must have the ability to manage multiple projects
ADA: Easterseals will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act of 1990. Unless exempted by the Americans with Disabilities Act, all persons hired for this position are required to possess the ability to perform the physical tasks necessary to perform all job functions, i.e., bending, floor-sitting, etc., as well as to have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently.
Easterseals changes the way the world defines and views disabilities by making positive, profound differences in peoples' lives every day. If you are passionate about what you do, then we'd love to hear from you. Our talented, diverse and agile workforce is the cornerstone of what we do day-in and day-out, which is why we hire the best in the market. We hope you will be one of them.