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Chief Financial Officer - HOPE Atlanta - Growing Non-Profit

HOPE Atlanta (The Programs of Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.)


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Published 14 days ago

January 4, 2021
November 30, 2020
Salary commensurate with experience in a non-profit organization.

HOPE Atlanta’s mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to address homelessness and provide solutions that promote lifelong stability. Founded in 1900, the organization offers a continuum of evidence-based “housing first” services, including emergency lodging, permanent supportive housing, case management, street outreach, homeless prevention, veterans housing and employment, special needs (HIV/AIDS) housing, reunification, and rapid re-housing to nearly 10,000 individuals and families across 32 counties. HOPE Atlanta’s vision is to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief, and non-recurring. 

The organization has experienced more than 30% growth in the last two years, engaged a new CEO and executive leadership, endeavored on a new strategic plan, and mounted a critical and robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic and financial crisis. The organization seeks a strategically minded and skilled Chief Financial Officer to lead the critical finance, grants and accounting functions that enable the mission to come to fruition. She/he is responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, She/he has experience with complex governmental grants, compliance, updating processes, and optimizing resources toward mission delivery.

The organization is preparing for a significant growth period.

Reports to: CEO / Full time, Exempt / Operating budget: up to $16m+

Primary Responsibilities

• Sets strategic direction for the department, managing limited unrestricted funds to supplement restricted funds in alignment with the strategic plan

• Develops operating plan and enhanced procedures to ensure greater long-term stability and resilience  

• Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements. 

• Develops and monitors Operating Budget/Budget Modifications

• Manages fiscal operational areas

• In cooperation with directors, supervises purchasing system and controls expenditures of agency funds

• Works closely with board treasurer and board finance committee as well as with other executive leaders

• Reviews accounting and budgeting procedures. Recommends and implements changes

• Develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.

• Identifies areas for cost saving and revenue maximization

• Conducts cost analysis on program components

• Negotiates contracts and represents the agency with public, governmental and affiliate organizations

• Develops, implements, and monitors agency Fiscal Policies and Procedures

• Maintains appropriate records of the fiscal affairs of the organization

• Supervises the preparation and filing of all financial reports

• Directs accounting activities including maintenance of general ledgers

• Supervises the maintenance of cash flow system

• Prepares and presents internal reports to the management team and Board of Directors.

• Engages the board finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery

• Monitors accounts payable and receivable

• Prepares revenues and expenditures forecasts

• Reviews quotes on large equipment purchases, services and real estate. Makes recommendations to Board and Senior Management

• Acts as primary contact for State, County and other funding sources, fiscal personnel.

• Interfaces with independent and State auditors

• Participates in RFP process as needed

• Responsible for the monitoring and meeting of all deadlines for fiscal reporting

• Performs periodic “internal audit” functions

• Oversees facilities and property management of agency real estate

• Ensures financial activities are implemented according to Strategic Plan

• Develops an annual inventory of agent equipment and real estate

• Other duties as assigned by CEO

Qualifications, Education and Experience

 • Strong analytical skills & experience translating a strategic vision into an operational model.

• Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization. If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience is preferred.

• An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.

• A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.

• Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.

• Five to seven years’ experience in not-for-profit agency management & operations

• Familiarity with HUD and other public entity contracting guidelines

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline in business or five years related experience. Masters level a plus. CPA is preferred

• Five years of progressive experience

• Experience in human services, homeless services, mental health, veterans’ services, or housing a plus 

• Experience with Salesforce a plus

Candidates are asked to provide cover letter and resume to careers@hopeatlanta.org

HOPE Atlanta’s mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to address homelessness and provide solutions that promote lifelong stability. Founded in 1900, the organization offers a continuum of evidence-based “housing first…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Executive

Location

34 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite #700, Atlanta, GA 30303

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in this role, along with a current resume reflecting your qualifications and experience as required in the job description.

Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in this role, along with a current resume reflecting your qualifications and experience as required in the job description.

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