Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Job Type

Full Time



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United States


buildOn is seeking an experienced and committed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to chart the financial direction of the organization and serve as strategic and tactical financial expert. The CFO will lead the U.S. and global finance team in seven countries, all human resources, recruiting and data operations. She/he will set the vision and direction for both short and long-term budgeting, forecasting, analysis, all financial reporting, auditing and data platform management in order to support a high-growth social impact enterprise with operations across the United States and in seven developing countries. This individual will balance a strong vision for leading their teams with a hands-on approach to managing the financial operations, data platforms, and human resources for an agile, fast-paced, $20 million organization.

The CFO must have a genuine passion for the mission of buildOn and the ability to inspire and guide those around her/him to come together around the mission. S/he will lead their teams by example and in a strategic, collaborative manner. They must demonstrate a keen understanding of the financial and administrative functions that they will be responsible for. Reporting directly to the CEO and with significant interaction with the national Board of Directors, the CFO will be a key member of the strategic leadership team. This role is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, motivated finance leader to join the movement and help to lead an innovative, award-winning organization and as we continue to grow and change the world!

Required Qualifications

  • Passion for and commitment to the mission and core values of buildOn
  • Grit, resilience, solidary and tenacity around achieving our mission
  • Track record of leading by example with ability to “role up your sleeves” and “hustle” when necessary to reach key goals
  • 10+ years of senior financial leadership experience in a nonprofit or business environment; experience in an international nonprofit a plus
  • Strong leadership skills featuring a collaborative style and an entrepreneurial spirit, along with demonstrated experience leading teams to excellent results
  • Highly strategic mindset, including the ability to develop and execute plans for growth and reach those goals
  • Strong organizational and financial management skills and excellent budgeting and business planning skills; experience with nonprofit/fund accounting a plus
  • Ability to manage complex financial operations in a decentralized, high-growth organization
  • Exposure to Human Resources (HR) and an ability to provide strategic leadership in the HR Department
  • Familiarity with US GAAP, International Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS) a plus
  • Strong affinity for technology and experience working with financial systems; knowledge of Salesforce and MIP a strong plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to connect with and present to a variety of stakeholders including staff, leadership and the Board of Directors
  • Bright and compassionate with grit, a drive to excel and an unwillingness to give up
  • Reserves of energy, a good sense of humor and an ability to understand and respect the perspectives of others
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; CPA or Master’s preferred

buildOn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information, please visit our website at

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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