Chief Financial Officer

Organization/Company Name: 
Wallace Medical Concern
Position Description: 


We are looking for an experienced CFO that will perform effective risk management and help to plan and execute our financial strategy. The CFO will work closely with the executive team and help to implement our overall organizational strategy. The CFO must be well versed in financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment principals. The ideal candidate will have exceptional leadership skills as all financial departments and human resources will be under their purview. The goal is to protect the company’s revenue streams and profit to attain full financial control and sustainable growth.


The Wallace Medical Concern mission statement: “We provide an open door to exceptional health services and connections that support individuals and their families in healthy living.”

The Wallace Medical Concern is a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that is making a visible difference in improving the health outcomes of our community. As a rapidly growing patient-centered primary care home, we are committed to offering high quality programs based on the most promising and progressive best practices. We are deeply rooted in our dynamic, vibrant, multi-cultural--and underserved--community. We believe that health care extends beyond the exam room, and focus on serving the whole person with support and resources that engage them fully in creating good health.


The Wallace staff is our greatest asset in providing essential, high-quality health services to the greater Portland area. And as the community we support grows, our team grows with it. We offer an exceptional workplace that values individual contributions, cultural diversity, and ongoing learning. Also, Portland is an amazing city to work in, offering beautiful summers with mild winters.  We are one of the most bicycle and dog friendly cities in the country. Our clinic is located in the heart of the culturally diverse, dynamic community of Rockwood, which is conveniently located next to Portland’s light rail system.  

When you join our team, you will…

…Bring good health to overlooked and underserved individuals and families in our community

…Collaborate with dedicated staff and volunteers an open, cooperative and respectful environment


Works closely with CEO to provide status of financial condition of The Wallace Medical Concern by collecting, interpreting, and reporting key financial data

Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing financial policies and procedures

Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls

Maximizes return and limits risk on cash

Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside financial advisors, and filing financial reports

Advises management of actions and potential risks

Arranges for audits as required and appropriate

Manages budget and controls expenses effectively

Manages revenue cycle and collection

Recruits, develops, and appraises staff effectively. Takes corrective action as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy

Stays current on information and technology affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance

Supervises Senior Accountant, Billing Department, Payroll and Accounts Payable Specialist, and Human Resources Manager


Recruit, hire, orient, train, assign work, and supervise employees and coordinate supervision or support of non-supervisory clinic support personnel

Evaluate performance and recommend merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary action

Develop and update position descriptions, as necessary, to ensure they reflect actual job responsibilities

Ensure staff achieves the most current level of technical understanding and follow defined protocols established by third party systems functioning with medical operations (e.g. software)

Recognize and utilize opportunities for staff development

Demonstrate responsiveness to staff concerns and strive to keep lines of communication open

Utilize effective verbal and written communication skills, including mediation, facilitation, and the ability to explain complex concepts and instructions to a variety of audiences

Coach and direct staff when handling sensitive situations

Foster well developed teams with clear roles, standardized work processes, and key performance metrics they are held accountable for


Participate with Senior Leadership in the development, oversight and implementation of Wallace’s strategic plan

Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to teamwork to maintain effective working relationships with Wallace’s staff and its Board, local/state/federal agencies, grant fund representatives, vendors, other local providers, clients and the public

Astute at analyzing and solving problems using critical thinking and can demonstrate the ability to build consensus

Resourceful and able to seek and accept new practices/methods and support staff through transitions

Maintain the necessary confidentiality over sensitive and confidential matters

Serve as an exemplary role model and project a positive image of The Wallace Medical Concern

Comply with all applicable laws and fully cooperate with the Wallace compliance program

Maintain positive working relationships with all staff

Represent Wallace on appropriate community based committees


Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, required, a masters in accounting or CPA is preferred.

Minimum of 5 years' experience in an accounting/finance management role, required

Previous experience working at a FQHC or nonprofit, preferred

Prior auditing and payroll management experience

Candidate must have a strong financial statement background, ideally within the health care field. 


Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software experience required; extensive knowledge of Excel; Sage Intacct experience a plus 

Experience in Human Resources is a plus

Excellent communication and leadership skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong financial management skills, with experience in budgeting, planning, and forecasting

Quality control – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality

Ability to interact with staff, patients, and community members in a warm and confident manner

Ability to multitask, hands-on experience with accounting software and month-end closing routines

Initiative and ability to work with minimal direction; sound judgment and decision making capabilities are essential

Must possess strict integrity in the handling and maintenance of confidential information using sound judgement in communications containing confidential information 


Compensation range is DOE but competitive and company benefits are excellent.  


Please send a cover letter indicating why you are an excellent candidate for this position along with your resume. Applicants must include a cover letter in order to be considered. 

Please reply to this posting by applying on our website: .  Include a cover letter and a resume with work history, education, and salary requirements.  

Position will remain open until filled.

Position Function: 
Position Type: 
Full Time
124 NE 181st Ave
unit 120
Portland, OR 97230
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Chelsea Rundell
Wallace Medical Concern
124 NE 181st Ave
unit 120
Portland, OR 97230
Application deadline: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019