Chief Financial Officer

The Deamer Group
Atlanta, Georgia
May 01, 2024
May 17, 2024
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
The Deamer Group isexcited to partner with Southface Institute in its search for their detail oriented Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
This is a full-time permanent hybrid opportunity (2 days in office)
Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply
See full job description below.

Southface Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization leading the way toward a sustainable, equitable and healthy built environment for all
Since 1978, their programs have closed the gap between environmental awareness and action by promoting scalable resource efficiency and clean energy solutions for homes, workplaces, and communities
Their practice of regenerative collaborations amplifies real-world strategies to create a built environment where the synergy between ecological and human needs supports both health and well-being
Creating resilient, equitable and thriving communities, striving to achieve a low-carbon future.

Position Summary
The Chief Financial Officer is based in Atlanta, Georgia and reports to the President
They are responsible for managing Southface's financial health and performance along with the accounting operations of the organization
The CFO will work closely with program and team leaders as an internal business advisor
The CFO must be educated in multiple state employment regulations, federal and state grant compliance and reporting regulations

The ideal candidate will have prior nonprofit and grant accounting experience
They must be committed to establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems while managing up to the CEO
The CFO must maintain a professional demeanor, be emotionally intelligent and able to receive and give criticism as it pertains to the work.

Role Responsibilities
  • Reviews, interprets and ensures compliance with fiscal terms and conditions of grant and contract agreements.
  • Manages, plans and prepares operational and project budgets.
  • Ensures legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions.
  • Supervise
    Senior Accountant, IT manager and Enterprise Applications Manager.
  • Oversees the work and acts as point of contact for the outsourced accounting firm.
  • Assists with the annual audit by preparing schedules and answering audit questions.
  • Develops financial forecast/projections and anticipates potential risks.
  • Distributes monthly program/project reports to Southface President and Directors.
  • Provides support as requested to the Southface Finance Committee.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors.
  • Provide
    timely responses to Southface staff concerning accounting and finance questions.
  • Partners with the Development Department to ensure grants management and supports the accounting and reporting models.
  • Oversees the travel approval requests in accordance with Southface travel guidelines and operational policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates a collaborative relationship with other departments, partners, vendors, etc.

Reports to: President, CEO
Status: Exempt
Salary: $120,000 DOE

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • 17 days of Paid Time Off annually (prorated in your first year)
  • 14 paid holidays annually
  • Excellent medical insurance benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match
  • Continuing education and professional development
  • Flexible work schedule with ability to work from home
  • Organizational culture that highly values the contributions and character of its employees
  • Monday through Friday
  • Flexible scheduling
  • 8:30 a.m
    to 5:30 p.m.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours.

  • Degree in accounting with a minimum of seven years of progressive experience is required
    CPA or CPA candidate preferred.
  • Must have proven complex nonprofit fianacial leadership experience with federal and state grants and fit for a dynamic sustainability nonprofit organization.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working with federal and state grants and grant compliance is required
    7 preferred
  • A minimum of three years of supervisory leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct accounting software is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce CRM.
  • Effective time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative and positive team-building demeanor.
  • Ability to manage up.
Pre-employment background checks are conducted on final candidates
Southface is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We review 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
All applications will remain on file for consideration for future opportunities. Thank you in advance for your application!

The Deamer Group is an equal opportunity employer with a goal of recruiting a diverse workforce to meet the hiring needs of our clients.