Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Reporting to and partnering with the CEO, the CFO will set SAL Family and Community Service's (SALFCS) financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization's overall strategy. She or he will lead all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will work closely with a motivated and engaged finance committee of the board of directors. Job Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting is required; Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is preferred. 5–7 years of experience in finance or accounting, with demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting control, reporting, and strong analytical skills. Effective communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively present information to managers, clients, customers and the general public. Strong mathematical skills. Experience with QuickBooks Accounting Software, and proficient within MS Office Suite programs such as Excel and Word. Ability to guide, direct, and influence people through positive and clear communications and actions. Must be resilient, persuasive, and earns credibility by delegating and being adaptable, while exhibiting strong strategic and operational decision–making skills. Hands–on management role, with the integrity and desire to work in a mission–driven environment. Specific Functions: Partner with the CEO on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the CEO based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis. Engage both the CEO and Chief Program Officer (CPO) of development to align financial management with short– and long–term financial planning and projections including expanding and securing new funding opportunities. Engage the board and finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery. Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally to continually improve systems and financial performance. Develop policies, procedures, and processes to promote internal controls, the safe guarding of SALFCS assets, the prevention of fraud, and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, sound business practices, and relevant local, state, and federal regulations. Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and SALFCS board of directors and leadership team; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements. Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project–based, and departmental accounting. Coordinate and oversee all audit activities. Develop, evaluate, and manage direct staff, to include finance and quality; guide larger multidisciplinary teams outside of direct span of control. Engage other members of SALFCS leadership team–HR Director, Directors of Programs such as Skip–a–Long, SAL Child Care Connection, Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois, Open Door, and any subsequent programs–to facilitate cross–department collaboration that ensures that all financial solutions positively support SALFCS's evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs. Employee Engagement and Development– Provides current, complete, and actionable feedback and recommends developmental activities; assists employees in processing that feedback, and provides guidance related to maximizing career opportunities and realizing career goals. Motivates individuals and determines productivity drivers. Acts as a resource to employees in achieving their goals. Understands dynamics for higher–performing teams and applies that to hire, develop, and bring together employees to foster collaboration and enthusiasm to achieve a high quality of care and excellence.