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CFO/Director of Administrative Services


Los Angeles, CA, USA

Directs the organization’s financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with lending institutions, and the financial community.  Aids Executive Director in staff capacity by analyzing and coordinating office services such as budget preparation and control, management information services, records control, and special management by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate managers.

Other duties may be assigned.

Attends and participates in all meetings of the Board of Directors and as appropriate with other state or local agencies.

Actively supports the vision and operational strategy outlined by the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.

Works with Executive Director and Board of Director committees to establish policies and programs and administers such programs.

Ability to multi-task between agency and foundation business components.

As part of the Executive Management Team, assists in development of administrative policies and defines scope of services to be rendered within legislative regulations and contractual mandates.

As part of the Executive Management Team, assumes responsibility for development and administration of standards and procedures related to personnel, including staff development, budget, and physical facilities.

Establishes and maintains relationships with other agencies and organizations in community toward meeting community needs and services.

Represents the Center at meetings of the Association of Regional Center Agencies.

Keeps informed about current financial, administrative, and information technology trends in the field of developmental disabilities and interprets the impact of these trends to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, staff, consumers and their families, and the general public.

Working knowledge and understanding of Management information Systems hardware and software applications.

Maintains, revises and interprets current information relating to rules, laws, regulations and policies of Federal, State and local agencies and SCLARC affecting the administration and services affecting persons with developmental disabilities.

Prepares, distributes, and maintains variety of reports.  Keeps Executive Director informed regarding fiscal and program operations.

Reviews cost of delivery and service quality, and modifies programs to maintain or improve programs and overall agency operations.

Oversees and directs budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, real estate, and insurance activities for the organization.

Provides and/or directs procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper fiscal and accounting records, and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.

Responsible for overseeing financial resources, income and expense budgets, cash flow projections, and controls.

Appraises the organization’s financial position and issues financial forecasts, periodic financial and operating reports.

Ascertain that the purchase of services is according to standards and rates established by the Board.

Analyzes unit operating practices such as recordkeeping systems, form control, office layout, suggestion systems, personnel and budgetary requirements, and performance standards to create new systems or revise established procedures.

Prepares reports including conclusions and recommendations for solution of problems in responsible areas.

Serves as trustee on pension plan.

Directs services such as maintenance, repair, supplies, mail, and records management.

Manages subordinate supervisors who supervises Direct Reports in Finance and Information Systems.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  Also directly supervises non supervisory employees in the department.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



Job Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Master’s degree in Business related field, Education in Health, Public Administration, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Special Education or related Human Services field. CPA is highly desired.

Ten years of recent, increasingly responsible experience involving general administration, program consultation, staff supervision, budgetary and fiscal controls and public relations responsibilities. 

Experience in a non profit work environment.

Successful experience managing people in a controlled work environment.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Certified Public Accounting (CPA) preferred.


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 talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 not exposed to any unusual working conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


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