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The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters of Communities In Schools of Central Texas and works in conjunction with the Chief Operations Officer to develop and implement financial strategies across the organization. The CFO serves as the staff liaison to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, makes presentations to the Finance Committee, and is a member of the senior leadership team.

The Chief Finance Officer:

manages the financial operations of a $10 million budget with functional responsibility over accounting activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, payroll, grants administration, audits, and financial modeling;

is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the financial information of the organization;

ensures the organization has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation, receive audits with an unqualified opinion, and funder monitoring with no disallowed costs or chargebacks;

works closely with program leaders to explore how the finance function can support program operations; and partners with executive staff including the Chief Human Resources Officer and Director of Information Technology to facilitate the appropriate integration of the finance, HR, and IT functions.


Experience, education, and executive skill requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or related field

Master’s degree or CPA is preferred

At least five years’ experience as CFO or Controller, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $10 million

Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of proactive financial management strategies

Significant experience in or advanced knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Super Circular

Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software applications

Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills

Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills

Ability to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented position Desired personal traits  Trustworthy, with uncompromising Integrity and ethical standards

Astute business acumen and judgment, able to understand all aspects of the organization

Strategic leadership and vision

Strong work ethic

Dependable and reliable

Efficient and effective communicator

Collaborative and team-oriented, able to understand and consider others’ points of view

To apply, visit www.ciscentraltexas.org and click “Get Involved” to learn more about the Chief Finance Officer position and other opportunities as a Communities in Schools of Central Texas team member. CIS accepts online applications only.