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Chief Financial Officer

KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL

Stamford, CT, USA

Reporting to and partnering with the president and CEO, the chief financial officer (CFO) will set Keep America Beautiful's financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization's overall strategy. She or he will lead all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. The CFO will oversee all compliance and recognition for government (federal and state) contracts and private grants. She or he must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will work closely with the finance and audit committees of the board of directors. The CFO will lead KAB's finance, human resources (HR), and information technology (IT) staff and initiatives.

 

Strategy

  • Partner with the president on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the president based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  • Participate in the ongoing strategic and operational planning process as an integral member of the senior management team.
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with KAB's strategic plan.
  • Engage the CDO to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
  • Engage the board finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.

 

Financial and Operational Management

  • Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
  • Ensure that staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and KAB's board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.
  • Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations, thus providing the most competitive packages for KAB employees.
  • Review all formal finance-, HR-, and IT-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.
  • Oversee facilities management, negotiation and leases for office space, copiers, printers and other hardware requirements.

 

Team Management

  • Develop and manage direct staff, to including finance, HR, and IT; guide larger multidisciplinary teams outside of direct span of control.
  • Engage other members of the senior management team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support KAB's evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  • Provide guidance on attracting and developing key national team members for KAB.
  • Participate in weekly development meeting relating to fundraising strategy.

 

Finance

  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  • Oversee cash, investment, and asset management.
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities, as well as commercial banking relationships.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization's operations and business plans.
  • Manage relationship with investment advisor. 

 

Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations

  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts.
  • Participate in corporate policy development as a member of the senior management team.
  • Engage the finance committee of the board of directors to develop short, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections.
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.

 

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee the accounting to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; prepare and distribute monthly financial statements; supervise KAB's external accountants and/or finance staff.
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and KAB's board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
  • Act as primary internal contact for professional vendor relationships including Medical, dental and ancillary insurance providers; Commercial insurance broker; Flex spending Account administrator; Legal firm associated with state filings; Investment managers; audit firm; outsourced accounting and tax prep firm; Commercial banker relationship; workers comp insurance agent.
  • Manage the portal for expense reports and reconcile all employee expense reports and process American Express bills each month.

 

Human Resources

  • Annual negotiate of major medical, dental, long term disability, short term disability, life insurance.
  • Process semi-monthly payroll and manage payroll portal.
  • Administration of employee's Flex spending account plan & COBRA Administration.
  • 403(b) plan administration and compliance.
  • Manage annual performance review process.
  • Manage annual Worker's Comp audit.
  • Day to day human resources duties.
  • Manage onboarding and terminations through HRIS portal.

 

Qualifications

The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 12-15 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. She or he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas delivered nationally.

 

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:

  • A minimum of a BS; a CPA and/or MBA would be a plus.
  • At least five years’ experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of approximately $10 million.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  •  Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the chief executive of a multi-state and network-based entity. If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  • Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
  • A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization's mission is essential.
  • Experience with Intacct, Sage Fund Accounting, Concur and Salesforce would be highly desirable.

 

Location and Benefits

  • Position is based in Stamford, CT national headquarters (walking distance from Metro-North, free parking garage in building)
  • Strong compensation and benefits package, including flex schedule option.
  • Free gym in building.
  • Near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

 

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

 

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

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