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Chief Financial Officer


Belleville, IL, USA


Full Time

Belleville, Illinois

Since 1947, Caritas Family Solutions has guided individuals and families in Southern Illinois toward reaching their full potential and creating a stable environment for their loved ones. Every day, our employees help people of all ages and backgrounds to be the best version of themselves, with a focus on their social and emotional health. We offer a premier network of quality services with a spirited, dedicated, professional staff who serve others with respect and dignity at every stage of life.

Caritas Family Solutions is seeking career employees to join our team of professionals. We desire to build our staff with committed individuals who are dedicated to our mission as a nonprofit social services agency. The ideal candidate will have a passion for strengthening well-being in communities all across Southern Illinois, with a willingness to develop their skills to best serve in the position they will fulfill.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the Executive Team and reports to the agency's Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial related activities of the organization. Responsibilities will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, business planning, maintenance, and communication with the other members of the Executive Team, Regional Directors, and the Board of Directors. The CFO will provide financial insights and recommendations relating to both the short-term and long-term goals and strategies of the organization. To be considered for this position, all candidates must include salary history with a cover letter.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to :


* Partner with the Executive Team on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the CEO and/or Executive Team based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.

* Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the executive team.

* Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the agency's strategic plan.

Financial and Operational Management

* Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics.

* Ensure that finance/accounting staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.

* Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.

* Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.

* Act as a risk manager to reduce risks and assure adequate insurance coverage for agency's assets and staff.

* Oversee/manage the negotiation and execution of agency contracts with vendors, lessors, and lessees.

* Oversee/understand/execute the financial responsibility of all agency contracts with funding sources in conjunction with having a knowledge-base of the agency's programs.

* Coordinate all audit activities and required government submittals.

* Review all formal finance, accounting and maintenance-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.

* Oversee the maintenance/facilities of the agency with particular concern for the stewardship of the agency's assets.

Team Management

* Develop and manage direct staff, which includes managers/staff in finance, accounting and maintenance.

* Engage other members of the Executive Team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all accounting, finance, and maintenance solutions positively support the agency's evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS, the ideal candidate will possess :

* A Master's Degree in Finance, Business or Accounting, with at least five (5) years of increasing responsibilities in management of a Finance/Accounting department. Licensed certified public accountant preferred but not required. Experience should include some combination of fund accounting, preferably in a non-profit setting with management of government contracts, with expertise in finance, budgeting, controls and reporting. Strong analytical and computer skills specifically with Microsoft Office. Needs to be a collaborative, hands-on-manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment. Strong commitment to be an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills and to developing team members. Demonstrated commitment to the social sector and the agency's mission, vision, and values.


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