Overview

Chief Financial Officer Job at Canine Companions for Independence – 3.7 in Santa Rosa, CA

This position directs the organization’s financial strategy, investment, and overall planning, reporting and accounting practices as well as its relationship with financial institutions, committee and board members and other financial contacts. This position is also responsible for corporate governance and risk management, ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and organization specific regulations and legal obligations. This position directs the organization’s financial strategy, investment, and overall planning, reporting and accounting practices as well as its relationship with financial institutions, committee and board members and other financial contacts. This position is also responsible for corporate governance and risk management, ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and organization specific regulations and legal obligations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed:

  • Create, maintain and balance operating, building and restricted funds; oversee income, expense and company banking transfers.
  • Maintain all financial data of the corporation and its subsidiaries, including payroll, income and expense reporting and classification.
  • Project cash requirements on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Ensure bank accounts follow all organization banking resolutions.
  • Reconcile all accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure all monies are kept in interest bearing accounts; manage all investments to optimize income and stability for the organization.
  • Produce monthly financial reports by cost center.
  • Present financial reports to the CEO, National Board of Directors and committees.
  • Prepare regional reports for presentation to the CEO, executive directors, and regional boards.
  • Plan and produce the headquarter annual budget in coordination with the executive director and department heads.
  • Manage annual budget process, ensuring input and collaboration with each department head and region leadership.
  • Work with regional directors and CEO to produce annual income and expense budgets for each region.
  • Work with subsidiary management and CEO to produce subsidiary budgets.
  • Present the annual budgets to the CEO and National Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that all accounting procedures are in accordance with accepted accounting compliance
  • Plan and oversee annual audit.
  • Ensure accuracy of annual report in listing donor participation.
  • Develop and maintain a risk management plan and process, ensuring risk is mitigated on an ongoing basis. Close annual books in a timely fashion.
  • Respond to auditor’s recommendations.
  • Oversee regional and subsidiary income and expenses, devising controls to ensure full accountability of company monies.
  • Ensure that all federal, state and local reports for all national and regional offices and subsidiaries are administered in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure reconciliation of funds with appropriate departments and categories; work interactively with data services, technology group, and development to optimize this workflow and ensure accuracy of reporting and categorization of funds.
  • Assist in the development of national, regional and subsidiary accounting procedures.
  • Ensure that accounting procedure manuals are current and up-to-date.
  • Devise and implement forms and reporting documents.
  • As a Department Head, participate in the overall development and management planning of the organization in cooperation with the CEO; attend meetings, perform research, and communicate with all regions to understand regional issues and differences and submit monthly activity report to the CEO.
  • Coordinate and administer finance committee meetings with the CEO and committee chairperson; work with the Committee chairperson and CEO to maintain recruitment to the committee and review the agencies policies, procedures and other related topics with committee members.
  • Be accountable not only for direct responsibilities outlined in this job description but also to serve fellow staff and other constituents with whom position interacts. Ensure actions and communications follow core values.

Qualifications
REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS

  • Ability to lead, manage, train and motivate staff.
  • Ability to direct all accounting procedures, tasks and activities according to GAAP and FASB.
  • Ability to complete annual objectives designed to support agency goals.
  • Ability to perform several tasks concurrently, time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to solicit input from staff in other departments or regions and inform in advance the implementation of any such decisions and actions.
  • Ability to maintain confidential proprietary agency information and maintaining professional demeanor with staff and volunteers
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and files, meet due dates and appointments, and timely completion of routine paperwork.
  • Ability to organize and maintain detailed records and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform public presentations, good oral and written communication skills.

EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of senior level accounting and manager responsibilities required; prior experience as a VP Finance or CFO preferred.
EDUCATION: Accounting degree or equivalent; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSES: CPA
WORKING CONDITIONS: General office conditions apply. The noise level in work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Work indoors and outdoors performing development management, training and administrative duties. Weekend work may be required.
SAFETY HAZARDS: Campus and offices subject to working with and around service dogs and other campus animals.
This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties.

Job Type: Full-time

Work Location: Multiple Locations

About the Company

Company: Canine Companions for Independence – 3.7

Company Location:  Santa Rosa, CA

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About Canine Companions for Independence - 3.7