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Chief Financial Officer

Family Health Center
Worcester, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Contractor
Job Description
The Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc. is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all residents especially culturally diverse populations in the greater Worcester community, by providing access to affordable, high-quality, integrated, comprehensive, and respectful primary, behavioral and oral healthcare, and social services regardless of patients' ability to pay. 

Job Description:  

Our CFO must be a leader who believes in something much bigger than themselves. Our CFO has the hard won skills, experience, and expertise needed to provide us financial insight and drive a forward- looking strategic decision making culture. This seasoned strategist not only understands current accounting practices, systems, and tools, but also has proven experience raising capital and adapting to change–both in growth and downsizing. Our CFO has an eye for talent, a passion for mentoring, and a commitment to building an organization for long term success. As a member of our senior management, he or she will be comfortable in leadership role that demands clear communication. Our CFO embodies our values of compassion, respect, accountability, equity, courage, and innovation. Our CFO finds the ways to help us thrive.


  • Assist the CEO in implementing the health centers mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with the executive leadership team in creating a high functioning organization
  • Work closely with the Finance, HR, and Board Chairs to insure appropriate information flow and understanding to all relevant committees,
  • Coordinate the development of the annual operating, capital, and program budgets and reporting against the same.
  • Ensure reporting is being done accurately and on time. Clearly communicate reports and key metrics with stakeholders.
  • Educates Managers and Directors in financial oversight of departments.
  • Improve forecasting and data analysis to inform better decision making.
  • Lead the development and use of best practice policies, practices, and tools that ensure a resilient organization with strong fiscal management.
  • Implement and oversee internal controls to mitigate risks.
  • Oversee HR function, coordinating with external service providers and internal staff responsible for various aspects of HR. Manage and mentor subordinates.
  • Manage Finance function, coordinating with external service providers and internal staff responsible for various aspects of Finance. Manage and mentor subordinates.
  • Implement financial policies and protocols to remain compliant with Federal requirements (Compliance manual chapters: Health Center Program Eligibility, Contracts and Sub-awards, Conflict of Interest, Financial Management and Accounting Systems, Budget, and Program Monitoring and Data Reporting Systems).
  • Oversee timely submission of government and other regulatory filings, to ensure compliance with all applicable FASB, IRS, State Attorney General, HRSA, and other relevant regulations.
  • Make operational changes to increase positive cash flow.
  • Make smart investment decisions related to Property, Plant, and Equipment.
  • Secure outside funding sources.
  • Improve the terms of financing agreements.

Requirements Preferred:

  • Prior FQHC or healthcare experience is beneficial.
  • Non-profit experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field.
  • CFO experience.
  • Master’s in Business Administration or CPA
  • Five years’ experience in financial management.
  • Compliance/risk management experience.
    • Ability to anticipate, think strategically, and challenge appropriately in support of organizational goals.
      • Sound business acumen.
        • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others at all levels within the organization, across different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.
        • Demonstrated experience in creating and managing fiscal/administrative policies and procedures.
        • Demonstrated ability to direct and successfully manage multiple projects on time and within budget. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with frequent interruptions and occasional crisis situations.
        • Must possess sound coaching and counseling skills, with ability to explain, guide, and instruct staff.


Interpersonal Relationships/Organizational Expectations: 

  • Commitment to providing health care to families in a medically underserved community. 
  • Willingness to be flexible in the development of new methods of health service delivery. 
  • Ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential manner. 
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors,
    co-workers, health care professionals, funders and other regulatory agencies. 
  • Bilingual in English and another language appropriate to the health center’s patient
    population preferred, but not required. 
  •  Ability to function independently with minimal supervision, and to plan, coordinate,
    and carry out those tasks necessary to meet the job responsibilities. 
  • Awareness of resources available within the health center to accommodate the needs of
  • Commitment to providing cost conscious, fiscally responsible, timely, efficient,
    effective, safe, patient-centered, culturally competent, equitable, and
    participatory health care.  
  • Processes personal health information in accordance with FHCW HIPPA policies and

Supervisory Responsibilities:  

Director of Revenue Operations, Controller, and Manager of Payroll Services/ Grant Accounting.  


Reporting Relationship: Reports directly to the President/CEO  

Family Health Center


Worcester, MA
01610 USA


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