Details: Based on experience and education
2808 N. Australian Avenue
West Palm Beach
For more than 30 years, The Lord’s Place, a social impact agency, has been working to break the cycle of homelessness by providing innovative, compassionate and effective services to men, women and children in our community.
We are seeking a dedicated Chief Financial Officer due to the growth of our agency. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 – 10 years of progressive financial experience, preferably with a nonprofit agency with A-133 audit experience. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; an MBA or CPA is a plus. The candidate must have a minimum of five years’ experience in a management or leadership role. We also seek a candidate who understands and conducts business consistent with the agency’s mission and guiding principles. Successful candidates will have a strategic focus, and will have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, internal controls and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources, including government (federal, state and local) contracts. Candidates with experience in real estate and New Markets Tax Credits transactions would be a plus, but not a requirement. Applicants must be proficient in Word, Excel, Fund EZ, ADP, and Raiser’s Edge software (or other non-profit comparable fund accounting software).
As part of the senior management team, the Chief Financial Officer will be expected to represent the agency to the community, financial partners, financial institutions, foundation executives, donors, government partners, and auditors. The CFO will remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
Some essential functions and responsibilities include:
· Establish and maintain strong relationships with Chief Executive Officer, Finance and Audit Committees and Board of Directors to implement fiscal policy as set forth by the Board.
· Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
· Ensure credibility of the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
· Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions of the organization.
· Update and maintain relevant financial policies, procedures, and internal controls across the agency.
· Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
· Maintain all official accounting records in conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
· Monitor compliance with various grant record keeping and billing requirements in alignment with A-133 guidelines.
· Prepare/analyze monthly financials, reports and recommendations for Committee and Board review/approval.
· Prepare/analyze monthly financials for all grant contracts, prepare budgets for grant applications, and track all grants and contracts to ensure grant compliance and proper reimbursement requests are submitted in a timely manner.
· Responsible for payroll and 401(k) plan record keeping and compliance reporting.
· Work with the Finance Committee and leadership staff in the preparation of the annual budget.
· Oversee transactions on all bank accounts and maintenance of associated documentation, as well as bank reconciliations.
· Maintain treasury relationships with bank, investment and financing partners.
· Develop and coordinate schedules for independent audit and tax return preparation.
· Maintain necessary records for outside agency monitoring and audits, as well as assume the role as Financial Liaison to outside agencies for any external monitoring or audits.
· Represent the agency to the community, donors, board members, vendors, and other stakeholders as necessary.
· Provide supervision, mentoring and training to the finance team.
· Work interdepartmentally with staff across the agency to provide financial updates on program spending vs. budget, as well as ensuring a clear understanding of their budgetary responsibilities.
· Perform additional duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer according to business needs.
Requirements for the position include:
· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required. Advanced degree such as a Master’s degree or CPA certification is a plus.
· Working knowledge of regulatory bodies relating to payroll, taxes and general business financial conditions required.
· Five to 10 years of demonstrated progressively responsible financial leadership role in a non-profit agency with a history of growth.
· Five years’ experience with federal/state/local government grants preferred.
· Working knowledge of financial and payroll software required.
· Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills required.
· Requires ability to operate business equipment used daily within the organization.
Full benefit package including health, dental, vision, life insurance; short and long term disability, 401k, generous paid time off, and much more.
Minimum Education Required