Chief Financial Officer

Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation | Woodside, New York

Background

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization. The CFO supervises the financial analysis/planning, accounting, information technology, security and facilities units.  Under the direction of the Executive Director the CFO manages the organization's finances, including but not limited to, planning, accounting, budgeting, banking, equipment purchases, ensuring contract and regulatory compliance.  In addition, the CFO oversees the security and information technology units within the organization.  The CFO provides direction on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to areas of responsibility.  The CFO will prepare and provide the organization's financials to the Executive Director and work with the ED to report the financials to the CEO and Board of Directors. The ideal person combines strategic knowledge and team management with hands on application.

Job Summary

  • Act as a subject-matter-expert regarding all finance and accounting matters
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization. Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all audit issues are resolved, and all 403(b) compliance issues are met, and the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information
  • Develop and train the Finance unit and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters
  • Work with the Executive Director on the strategic vision related to finance and accounting, information technology and security.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed, maintained and that substantiating documentation is in place and available for internal and external audits
  • Provide the Executive Director with an operating budget. Work with the ED to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. This includes: 1) interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are in place and 3) monitoring compliance
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including but not limited to: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets, recording and reporting of employee tax information, monitor accounts receivable to help determine and ensure cash flow, monitor accounts payable to assure the accuracy and effectiveness of organizational expenditures and their relationship to budget.
  • Oversee, manage and establish strong banking relationships with providers of SASF Lines of Credit.
  • Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead staff on the Audit/Finance Committee.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organization
  • Investigate cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals
  • Oversee the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with funders and pension plan requirements, as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive Management, as well as the Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives and salaries for the staff
  • Oversee and manage business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis
  • Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) ensuring all are in accordance with federal regulations

Reports To

Executive Director

Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,
  • General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite as well as  not-for-profit general ledger software, such as MIPS and payroll services including ADP.
  • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.  The ability to communicate in a professional, knowledgeable and service-oriented manner and ensure staff do the same
  • Excellent service skills; Work in a proactive manner with the internal work units of SASF and ensure the department team does the same
  • Create and assess financial statements and budget documents
  • Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding organizations,  the Board of Directors, service providers and  local community advocates
  • Supervise staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

Qualifications

  • MBA in Finance
  • Fifteen years of financial experience and at least 7 years management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 50 staff persons
  • Leadership role in a Corporate or Not for Profit organization

Compensation

Commensurate with experience 

Requirements/Other

  • Knowledge of Not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,
  • General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite as well as  not-for-profit general ledger software, such as MIPS and payroll services including ADP.
  • Ability to foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.  The ability to communicate in a professional, knowledgeable and service-oriented manner and ensure staff do the same
  • Excellent service skills; Work in a proactive manner with the internal work units of SASF and ensure the department team does the same
  • Create and assess financial statements and budget documents
  • Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding

How to Apply

Please visit our website at sasfny.org/careers 

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