The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) supports
the institution's mission by managing Treasury, Financial Management,
Accounting and Information Services functions.
As a member of senior management, the CFO participates in setting broad
organizational goals, objectives and policies, particularly in the area
of fiscal affairs.
Tasks include supporting project management and land acquisition
activities, managing accounting, financial reporting activities, and
supervising Board relations for the Finance, Audit and Investment Policy
- Oversee financial policies and
procedures for the accurate and consistent recording and reporting
of all financial matters including budgeting, external financial
reporting, internal financial reporting, restricted grant analysis,
capital funds tracking, project cost accounting, project and
operational performance analysis, periodic reports to the Board of
Directors, internal cost studies, and grant applications.
- Support project activities by
establishing guidelines for capital funds utilization and
solicitation plus monitoring use of fund/balances, forecasting funds
availability, advising on grant/loan usage decisions, and providing
project bridge financing/advice to Regional Directors and project
- Oversee investing surplus and
unutilized funds to best advantage and maintain excellent reputation
in the financial and fund granting marketplace as well as with
potential land sellers.
- Direct special analyses and request
special reports in support of project activities, such as tax
benefit analyses and financial reporting on use of grant funds.
- Initiate and maintain relationships
with major lenders and other providers of capital.
- Participate in long-range and annual
development (fundraising) planning.
- Oversee and direct Information
Services Department, including the establishment of a long range
strategy and execution of yearly Plan.
- Support the annual Budgeting and
Action Planning process.
- Ensure that regional staffing is in
place to support financial management responsibilities.
- Direct regional and departmental
periodic reporting of actual financial performance against budget
and evaluation of variances.
- Provide policies, standards and
guidelines for budgets in grant applications and help provide
support for financial reports to grantors.
- Provide liaison and support to The
Board's Finance, Investment Policy and Audit Committees.
- Make financial presentations at
board meetings and at the periodic meetings of various advisory
councils and volunteer groups.
Supervise and provide leadership to
Finance Department Staff of 18 positions, I.S. Department Staff of 10
positions and Regional Finance staff.
- MBA or equivalent degree required.
- Five years experience in a Senior
Financial Management role in a sophisticated and complex financial
- Ten years of experience in
increasingly responsible financial positions encompassing a broad
range of managerial roles.
- Experience with, and/or
understanding of, the special requirements of operating in a
not-for-profit business setting.
- Experience with, and/or
understanding of, Information Services functions.
- Excellent written and oral
- Superior leadership, management and
- Excellent creative and problem
- Strong team player orientation.