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Chief Financial Officer

College Advising Corps
Raleigh, NC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the organization’s finances. The CFO will oversee the organization’s financial well-being, manager and direct the finance and accounting team, and serve as the primary adviser in all financial decision-making. This role will work together with the CEO and CAO to strengthen the organization’s financial position, as well as engage with donors and the Board of Directors for all reporting and monetary matters.


  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversees and strengthens internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets, and actual expenditures.
  • Oversees all audit activity.
  • Oversees analysis of financial data and their timely and accurate presentation/reporting; clearly communicates monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and advises to senior leadership
  • Oversees annual budgeting and planning processes for all departments
  • Leverages strengths of the current finance team members; helps to clarify roles and responsibilities; develops and implements training in order to maximize and reach optimal dividual and organizational goals
  • Provides direct supervision to finance/accounting employees, including regular supervisory meetings, making hiring decisions, performance appraisals, warnings, PIPs, and other related duties
  • Ensures the implementation of financial and accounting policies and procedures
  • Determines the effect of financial policy on potential business decisions
  • Collaborates with external business partners and donors as a representative of the organization
  • Ensures organizational compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements


The CFO will be an executive leader with at least a Bachelors degree in accounting or finance, and a minimum of 15 years work experience, preferably in a non-profit organization. Advanced degree and/or Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) helpful but not required.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies and attributes:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with computerized general ledger systems, spreadsheet design, database management, and reporting.
  • At least 15 years’ experience (preferably in a nonprofit environment), including preparation of financial statements and general ledger maintenance
  • Proven experience in drafting and presenting reporting to a Board of Directors
  • Leading and managing budget forecasting activity (preferably in a non-profit setting)
  • Ability to research OMB Uniform Guidance, understand and apply complex federal, state, local, and other laws, regulations, and guidelines to various accounting, payroll, and grant-related functions and procedures
  • At least five years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrable experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments
  • A track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate, and foundation grants
  • Fund and government contract accounting experience preferred
  • Detailed-oriented with an exceptional focus on accuracy
  • Ability to utilize sound judgment and decision-making skills, solve problems quickly and effectively, meet multiple deadlines, and work effectively under pressure in a high-paced, dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to include comfort as a presenter

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