Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2900 Louisiana Street
Position Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Company Name: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (CCGH)
Company Location: Houston, TX
Seniority Level: Executive
Industry: Human Services Nonprofit Organization Management
Employment Type: Full-time
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Catholic Charities), incorporated in 1943, has a strong reputation for provision of services to children, families, immigrants and refugees, seniors and other vulnerable adults. With an annual operating budget of $29 million and a broad range of services reaching more than 75,000 people each year, Catholic Charities is committed to its vision of “People of faith helping people in need achieve self-sufficiency and live with dignity.”
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is part of the senior management team of Catholic Charities and reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The CFO is responsible for managing activities related to accounting and financial reporting. The CFO is expected to create plans, systems, and approaches that will enhance the management and deployment of resources.
The CFO is responsible for all financial matters of Catholic Charities and our affiliated organizations such as the Community Development Corporation. S/he will partner with the senior leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization. The CFO will oversee all financial compliance and recognition for government (federal and state) contracts and private grants.
Catholic Charities is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader who is able to succeed and thrive in a faith-based, fast paced and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a Finance Department of 15.
The CFO will partner with the COO to design and implement financial strategies consistent with the organization’s strategic direction.
LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
- Provide direction, oversight, and supervision of the staff.
- Supervise the organization’s day-to-day financial transactions including billings and collections, banking, purchasing, reporting, budget monitoring, and payroll.
- Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
- Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
- Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as banking relationships.
- Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; supervise finance staff.
- Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
- Remain up-to-date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
- Represent Catholic Charities to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
STAFF SUPPORT TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationship with the Treasurer/Chair of the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
- Prepare annual meeting schedule, ensure efficient logistics, meeting notices, and materials.
- Participate in finance committee meetings of the Board of Directors and help implement their directives; attend and report to the Board about finance, as required.
- Engage the finance committee of the Board of Directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
ACCURATE AND TIMELY BUDGET AND FINANCIAL REPORTING
- Prepare and complete the annual budgeting process for Catholic Charities and present the annual budget for approval by the finance committee and the Board of Directors.
- Produce monthly YTD financial reports. Regularly meet and build relationships with key staff to review financial performance and assist with strategies to address the organization’s financial goals.
- Prepare budgets, along with program staff and the grant writer for grant proposals and any needs reporting to private and government funding sources.
BILLING AND REPORTING TO FUNDING ENTITIES
- Work with program leaders and their business managers to prepare reports and billing for all grants, and ensure their timely submission.
OVERSEE AGENCY’S ANNUAL AUDIT
- Serve as the primary internal contact during the preparation, actual, and post-stages of the organization’s annual audit.
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The successful candidate must believe in and support the faith-based mission, vision, and values of Catholic Charities. In addition, the successful candidate will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience. S/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and experience in analyzing systems, and providing strategic leadership in a growing organization.
The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:
- CPA required. A minimum of a BS and/or MBA.
- At least five years experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $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.
- Forecasting/Budgeting skills.
- Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 audit.
- Experience working with Information Technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages including Blackbaud’s Finance and Raisers Edge software.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf . If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-526-4611 ext. 6597 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.
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