PRIMARY PURPOSE: The Chief Financial Officer is a collaborative leader who provides strategic leadership and management of financial and administrative operations to support strong fiscal health and community trust. Responsibilities include direction and management oversight for financial policies, procedures, risk management, controls and reporting systems to ensure stewardship, financial regulatory compliance and protection of financial assets and food bank operations. This position performs planning, budgeting, budget analysis, accounting, financial and administrative controls, financial data collection and effective presentation, investment oversight, insurance, and general administrative services.
- Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance or related field (advanced degree preferred) required
- Certified Public Accountant designation strongly preferred
- Must possess unquestioned integrity, exceptional teamwork and communication skills, strategic thinking, problem solving and analytical skills
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including writing and using advanced functions and formulas (e.g., lookup & reference, nested logical expressions, aggregation, etc.)
- Highly developed interpersonal and professional skills, builds trust-based relationships
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to work multiple projects concurrently
- 15+ years of management experience; at least three of which in a senior leadership position
PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Financial Analysis, Forecasting and Presentation
- Collect, interpret and report accurate financial data for public reporting
- Succinctly and effectively communicate timely financial updates to executive leadership, the Board of Directors and a variety of other constituents
- Lead the creation and tracking of the annual operating and capital budgets
- Develop short- and long-term financial forecasts and scenario planning models to support strategic outcomes
- Analyze, recommend and track financial analysis for projects and major purchases (e.g., capital campaigns, endowments, new market tax credits)
- Knowledgeable of nonprofit financial practices and compliance; recommends and leads financial strategies that could benefit the organization
- Primary liaison for the Board Finance Committee to support meeting coordination, forecasts, budgets, oversight of investment strategies and portfolio, and other updates
- Primary liaison for boards of supporting nonprofit entities including meeting coordination and financial updates: Feeding North Texas Foundation (FNTF - foundation/endowment)
- Prepare and present quarterly and annual financial information (and multi-year projections) to the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors
NTFB-Perot Family Campus (NTFBPFC - new market tax credit oversight entity)
- Serve as a Secretary (Officer) for NTFB, FNTF and NTFBPFC; Treasurer for NTFB and FNTF
Risk and Audit Management
- Cooperate with financial auditor to perform annual audits
- Maintain the highest of integrity and quality of work
- Primary liaison for Board Audit and Risk Management committee
- Facilitate organizational risk management assessment process, dashboard development and monitoring with executive team and board
- Ensure compliance on document retention policies and regulations
- Stay on top of best practices for risk management to protect the food bank (e.g., policies, insurance, systems, operating procedures)
System and Process Management
- Create, monitor and enforce systems for internal financial control
- Lead RFPs for banking, investment management, insurance and other financial/risk management services
- Ensure use of technology to effectively integrate systems, minimize human error and expedite reporting
- Maintain management techniques and procedures
- Ensure responsible allocation of human and fiscal resources to programs
- Represent NTFB on regional and national committees and organizations
- Facilitate annual reporting to Feeding America (network activity report)
- Partner in the development of key plans, programs, and management issues as a strategic advisor to the senior management of each business group; provides technical financial advice and knowledge to those within the financial discipline
General Administrative Services
- Manage Administrative Services team
- Assess and manage appropriate level of operational insurance coverages
- Support special projects as needed (e.g., real-estate and space planning, sale/donation of equipment, purchase/lease evaluation, government contracts, survey support)
- Negotiate contracts with various vendors for the maximum benefit of the organization (in cooperation with Procurement)
Team Collaboration and Management
- Develop strategies and organize finance and administrative team for optimum success
- Hire, manage, coach and develop finance and administrative team
- Hold team accountable for adhering to core values of integrity, collaboration and compassion with a strong customer-service mentality
- Effectively delegate work to team members
- Maintain a good working relationship with peers and all departments supporting cross-departmental projects and activities (including fundraising, operations, people)
- Communicate professionally at all levels and exercise discretion in confidential matters
- Operate with a donor-centric mindset, ensuring appropriate stewardship of resources
- Assist other executives in gathering, collating, and analyzing data relative to the financial operations of NTFB
- Proactively provide timely and accurate data and analysis on budgets and other financial issues, reports, and trends to assist the Board, CEO/President, and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities
- Work with Procurement to analyze key vendors and contracts
- Initiate and maintain cooperative relationships and best practice sharing with other nonprofits in the community and across the food bank network
- Provide an environment supportive of equal employment opportunity; and is responsible for other duties as assigned
- Oversee a team of approximately 10 people with 2 direct reports
- The person in this position needs to adapt well in the face of workplace stressors, such as competing priorities of reasonable or high significance to the successful function of the unit.
- Must be able to effectively interpret data and make critical decisions that will have a significant impact on the team and organization.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger; handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear.
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer is required.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Moderate noise (i.e. business office with open floor plan with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
The mental and physical demands and work environment 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 essential functions.
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all skills, duties, responsibilities, efforts, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, NTFB reserves the right to revise the job or to require other or different tasks be performed as assigned.
The North Texas Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.