Chief Financial Officer

Organization/Company Name: 
Volunteers of America Oregon
Position Description: 

Volunteers of America is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This position is a key member of the Volunteers of America Oregon Executive management team, reporting to the President/CEO and serving as both a thought partner for setting long-term strategy and a day-to-day manager. The CFO will lead and manage the agencies financial structure to meet the evolving needs and opportunities of a dynamic and results-driven organization.

Volunteers of America Oregon is a nonprofit providing a range of therapeutic, trauma-informed, and supportive services to empower populations to implement changes and thrive.

The CFO engages in a wide range of functions including providing critical financial insight and counsel to Executive, Division and Board partners to develop effective, sustainable, and repeatable financial initiatives and organizational objectives. The CFO is also responsible for maintenance of an asset tracking system, preparation of financial reports, monitoring of insurance activity, annual audit preparation and process, financial planning, and annual budget preparation. The CFO serves as liaison to the Board Finance Committee and to the national office of the Volunteers of America. The CFO provides direct supervision of the agency Controller and Billing Director and their respective departments, as well as overseeing organizational information technology initiatives and the agencys third-party information technology vendor.

Education, Training, and Experience:

Supervisory experience and a demonstrated ability to develop and lead others.

MBA, graduate, or bachelors degree in finance, accounting, or other relevant field (or equivalent employment and learning experience) is required.

Experiencing managing a budget comprised of multiple revenue and funding mediums totaling at least $20M.

Ten years of finance, accounting and/or business experience in a similar sized operation with at least 5 years as the manager/controller.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Management Accountant (CMA / CGMA) and experience with nonprofit operations highly desired.

Experience managing insurance contracts, investments, retirement plans, due diligence and employee relations issues.

Financial audit experience, including managing or overseeing the relationship with independent auditors.

Knowledge of and experiencing adhering to U.S. GAAP required; familiarity with FASB preferred.

Familiarity with governmental contracting, including knowledge of OMB regulations highly desired.

Experience managing organizational technology initiatives, including technology security, technology implementation, and optimization.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Desire to work with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives

Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Alignment with our organizational mission and values

Entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to be flexible and responsive to changing priorities

Ability to be self-directed, take ownership, and see projects to completion in a timely manner

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to adopt interpersonal skills to work across business units

Ability to act as a mentor and a coach to director-level staff including direct and indirect reports

Strong critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

Ability to extract meaning from numbers and present analysis clearly and concisely to people with varying degrees of financial knowledge

Strong project management and organizational skills with a record of developing and strengthening systems and processes

Ability to work collaboratively, exercising good judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to achieve shared goals

High-level knowledge of GAAP, including intercompany transactions and exposure to nonprofit accounting practices

Effective negotiating and contract management skills

High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), Adobe (Acrobat DC), and Sage Intacct or other accounting software preferred

Ability to periodically participate in meetings and events outside of core business hours both in person and remotely through electronic communication mediums

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

Ability to pass a criminal background check.

Reliable form of transportation.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of VOA Oregon clients and employees and to be compliant with local, state, and federal mandates, VOA Oregon requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception as a qualification of employment. Candidates who receive an offer of employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request and have their request approved prior to their start date.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Serve as a strategic partner to the President/CEO.

Serve on the organizations leadership team, helping to develop and execute multi-year business plans and strategies that advance Volunteers of America Oregons priorities and intended impact.

Provide financial analysis and decision-making support for to the President/CEO, the Executive Leadership Team and Division Directors, the Board of Directors, and the Finance Committee.

Lead the design and assessment of financial strategy and performance as it relates to managing against the annual budget and long-term goals while fostering organizational effectiveness and sustainability.

Oversee the timely and accurate development of budgets, financial reports, and models that will assist the CEO, Board, and other Executive Leadership in making informed program strategy, resource allocation, and investment decisions.

Manage cash flow, investing any excess in accordance with anticipated future needs, and ensuring that sufficient cash is available to fulfill obligations.

Design, implement, and maintain accounting and reporting systems that will accurately record the financial activity of the organization, that integrates seamlessly with the VOA Oregon fundraising database, and that enables accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of this activity to the leadership team and the Board.

Review and manage (and establish as needed) internal control systems, controls, processes, and procedures to ensure the integrity, accuracy, compliance, conservation of assets of financial information and reporting.

Manage the monthly accounting cycle, including all receipts and disbursements, payroll and related tax reporting, reconciliations, accruals, allocations, and closing the accounts. Ensure that accounting is done in accordance with GAAP.

Prepare monthly financial information packages for management, the Finance Committee, and the Board. Work closely with the Board Finance Committee and ensures the scheduling of Finance Committee meetings and that detailed meeting minutes are taken and retained on file, ensuring that resources are used in accordance with any restrictions placed upon them by donors or the Board.

Identify and address potential financial organizational risks, develop risk management strategies to mitigate and deter risk including managing organizational general liability insurance and related initiatives and cybersecurity insurance and related initiatives.

Invest and manage funds in accordance with policies set by management and the Board.

Provide financial support for grant applications and management.

Ensure accurate and timely tracking of donor funding and temporarily restricted net assets by program/account; and ensure deadlines are met for reporting to granting organizations.

Manage the organizations relationship with its banker, negotiate lines of credit and other credit facilities as appropriate.

Manage the annual audit with the organizations CPAs, including required filings.

Establish and implement procedures for internal audits.

Perform contract negotiations and administration, and ensure that contracts comply with VOA Oregon policies and procedures.

Oversee a fixed assets system that tracks the organizations equipment, furniture and fixtures, and that integrates smoothly with the organizations accounting system.

Oversee organizational technology initiatives.

Supervisory: Lead and manage accounting and finance department, supervises the Accounting Controller and Billing Director, and oversees the organizational information technology initiatives and the agencys third-party information technology vendor. Reports to Chief Executive Officer/President.

Schedule: This is a full-time position; Monday through Friday. Additional hours as needed.

Work Environment: This position typically works in an office environment located in Portland Oregon. Due to COVID-19, this position is currently working a hybrid schedule, with the majority of functions being performed remotely, with the possibility of returning to the office environment, full-time, or alternating office and remote hybrid work schedule in the future. This is based on operational needs and guidance from State and local officials. While this position is currently remote, the employee will need to reside in the Portland metro area by date of hire.

Volunteers of America Oregon is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
Depends on Experience.

Benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, 403(b) with automatic 5.5% contribution after 18-months regardless of employee participation, generous PTO plan, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and other voluntary benefits and discounts.

3910 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022