Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for all aspects of financial planning, reporting, strategically managing accounting and financial products, and overseeing the implementation information technology activities at Second Harvest (SHBB). This position will provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting, and budgeting efforts for SHBB. Reporting to and partnering with the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer will play a critical role in developing and implementing the financial initiatives to support the SHBB strategic plan for the service area. As a member of the C-Suite, the CFO will be an advisor to the Chief Operations Officer, Chief Development Officer, and Chief Administrative Officer, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans.
The Chief Financial Officer will collaborate with the rest of the Second Harvest team to uphold our mission to “Engage, Feed and Educate.”
- Assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and SHBB’s long-term strategy. Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
- Engage the board finance committee on issues, trends, and changes in the operating model. Establish yearly objectives and meeting agendas and select and engage outside consultants, as necessary.
- Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with SHBB’s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers sponsorships, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizations.
- Identify gaps to achieving SHBB’s long term strategy and coordinate cross-functional teams to develop plans to address such gaps.
- Develop organization prospects by studying evaluating trends and revenue opportunities; projecting acquisition and expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement; accumulating capital to fund expansion.
- Work directly with the SHBB Board Finance and Audit Committees to prepare for and provide updates on the annual audit.
- Responsible for ensuring that SHBB’s annual financial audit and single audits are completed in a timely manner and without findings.
- Coordinate other audits required by grantors/government contracts.
- Lead SHBB business planning process ensuring coordination between departments, aligning with the budget and the strategic plan.
- Prepare a budget that meets the strategic goals of the SHBB. Manage the fiscal budgeting process and set timelines for completion.
- Direct and guide the development of annual organization budget by department and by program and provide support and assistance to management in the development of line-item budgets.
- Provide and review monthly and quarterly reports for program management, assisting staff in understanding and utilizing budgets.
- Monitor and recommend budget adjustments as required during the fiscal year.
- Provide overall management to the Finance Department, ensure that SHBBs financial and accounting systems are operating in accordance with GAAP standards; that SHBB is financially solvent; and that SHBBs financial systems and controls are adequate to protect the assets and reputation of the organization.
- Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the organization to include budgeting, planning, and asset management.
- Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal authorities.
- Prepare financial statements and reports.
- Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
- Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
- Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of SHBBs financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals. Oversee short and long-term financial and managerial reporting.
- Manage grantor contracts and reimbursement requests.
- Develop, maintain, and monitor all fundraising and accounting systems and procedures capturing all pledges, billings, and receipts and for the recording of all revenue transactions, recommend and implement improvements to systems.
- Develop, maintain, and direct system for purchasing and paying for goods and services, utilizing standard business practices.
- Maintain security of all check stock and vouchers.
- Maintain all records, in accordance with generally accepted accounting procedures, as required, or needed by the organization through a coordinated document management system.
- Reconcile bank and investment accounts monthly.
- Maintain subsidiary ledgers for various balance sheet accounts and reconcile all balance sheet accounts to supporting documentation monthly.
- Maintain fixed asset and depreciation records of the organization.
- Prepare monthly financial statements for review by the President & CEO and presentation to the finance committee and board of directors.
Grant and Contract Management
- In connection with the Development and Programs Department (and other program directors as needed), maintain grant/contract records to enable scheduled reporting.
- Work with grant/contract leads to understanding the accounting requirements.
- Monitor elements of grants and contracts and maintain comprehensive files of all paperwork to support billings and other recordkeeping required in the grants and contracts.
- After consulting with other C-Suite staff, ensure that SHBB technology and network is adequate to meet the growing needs of the organization.
- After consulting with other C-Suite staff, assess and plan for SHBB technology needs (hardware, software, network and internet, phone system and intranet).
- Lead staff in making sure that SHBB insurance needs are taken care of; serves as liaison to insurance broker – board liability; general liability; vehicle insurance, and others as added.
- Oversee SHBB insurance policies.
- Maintain all contracts.
- Oversee the preparation of bi-weekly payroll for salaried and hourly employees, carried out by the HR Director.
- Ensure quarterly and annual payroll tax reports are compiled and submitted by third party payroll service.
- Direct summary of retirement plan contributions and prepare support for amounts paid to provider.
- Ensure that the agency has reasonable and accountable policies and practices in place, and followed for purchasing and accounting, inventory, and accounting of donations.
- Review and assess plans for purchase, replacement, and maintenance of SHBB equipment and inventory.
- Ensure appropriate maintenance of inventory records.
- Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of SHBBs mission — specifically, support effective management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.
- Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (IT and Finance), through improvements to each function as well as coordination communication between support and business functions.
- Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls.
Capital Campaign Accounting
- Responsible for accurate accounting of all campaign pledges and timely payments against those pledges.
- Responsible for all aspects of construction accounting as SHBB moves forward with construction at the facility.
- Minimum of 10 years CFO (or other related management title) experience required,
- Minimum of 5 years CFO (or other related management title) experience at a non-profit required,
- Audit experience required,
- Single-Audit experience preferred,
- Working knowledge and demonstrated experience working with capital campaigns preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge in financial management, government grants management, risk management, and planning and forecasting.
- Strong analytical and organizations skills.
- Proficiency in QuickBooks accounting software.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. In particular, the ability to understand and organize detailed information and to write about or talk SHBB accounting needs with all members of the SHBB team.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to achieve deadlines.
- Must have a strong ethical character, good judgment, and discretion, capable of handling confidential and financial information.
- Ability to juggle multiple projects with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines in a high-energy, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work effectively with effectively as part of a team.
Salary for this position is commensurate upon experience. Second Harvest also provides a generous benefits package inclusive of paid health, dental and life insurance for the employee. Employees may elect to participate in the Simple IRA retirement program; SHBB will match up to 3% of your salary. SHBB recognizes 11 paid holidays each year, and employees receive a generous PTO allotment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop; kneel, crouch, and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust and focus.
The work environment described here is representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
How to Apply
Interested candidates must submit their resume and a cover letter to HR@Fightinghunger.org by 5pm, Friday, June 25, 2021