Creative Financial Staffing
White Plains, New York
May 16, 2024
May 24, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Type
Organization Type
Corporate, Non-profit
CFS is partnering with a local non profit to identify their next CFO to be a strategic thought-partner and report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager. They will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance (business planning and budgeting), human resources, compliance, and facilities operations. The CFO will oversee an existing team of four full-time employees, plus payroll and IT contractors. The CFO will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making, long-term strategy, financial planning, and operations as this organization continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.

Why Join this organization:
  • High growth mode!
  • Competitive benefits.
  • 401k+match.
  • Team/company events.
  • Strong PTO package.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Hands on environment with great tenure.


Financial Management & Operations
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts and tenants management and financial management/ reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Oversee incoming grant management to ensure that (a) accurate, timely financial statements are prepared in accordance with grant requirements; and (b) grant applications and reports are prepared and submitted on a timely basis.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department's overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the board of directors.
  • Manage banking relations.
  • Oversee implementation of a multi-phase capital improvement program, including vendor acquisition, financing, and grants compliance.

Human Resources, Technology and Administration
  • Further develop their human resources and administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training, and recruiting.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Responsible for the management and administration of organization insurance plans.
  • Responsible for oversight of employee benefit plans, including but not limited to medical, dental, life, disability, and 401(k).
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

  • Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
  • At least 15 years of overall professional experience; ideally 7+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to - and to effectively collaborate with programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A track record in grants management
  • Experience in tenant relations and facilities management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of this non-profit.