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Chief Finance and Administrative Officer

New York City, NY, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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The Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) plays a key role in translating our Jeremiah Program mission into reality. This position has overall fiscal and administrative responsibilities to include Finance, Properties, Compliance, Risk Management, Human Resources/Talent, and IT infrastructure, providing leadership to those functional areas with a holistic, integrated approach.


Participate actively in Senior-level Leadership: The CFAO is an active partner to the CEO and President and the Executive Leadership Team and brings a forward-looking and proactive stance to leading the organization’s finances, talent and IT functions. 

Cultivate internal and external relationships across Jeremiah Program: Partnering with the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, Governing Finance Committee, Governing Board of Directors, and community leadership is a key role for this position. Building alliances within the organization that assures confidence in the financial, human resources, administrative, and IT infrastructure will enable others to focus on their objectives. The CFAO must be recognized as a welcomed individual to include in strategic decisions who will provide financial and comprehensive knowledge. Additionally, the incumbent must develop relations with external national and community leaders and funding sources to position Jeremiah’s strength in the 2Gen space.

Provide Financial and Administrative leadership and oversite: The CFAO directly manages the centralized financial organization of five skilled and energized team members led by the Controller within a continuous improvement environment. This role oversees the annual budget and forecasting processes, financial statement audit, 990 submission, monthly reporting, and Board Committee and Governing Board reporting, as well as partnering with leadership on contracts and major grants and ensuring a compliance process is established and reviewed. The CFAO develops, operationalizes, and monitors policies and procedures relative to financial, human resources, administrative, and IT processes to ensure stability, compliance, and sound risk management. 

Direct the Talent and Human Resources: Through the efforts of the HR Director and staff, this individual ensures creative and compliant strategies are applied to core talent practices that are aligned with our strategy and culture. The CFAO operationalizes the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our talent practices, HR policies and procedures.

Manage the Information Technology infrastructure: This function is critical to our communication and efficiency as a leading 2Gen program. With a national presence in five states and aggressive expansion plans, IT availability, security must be expertly executed. Evaluating new integrated systems to ensure efficiency and responsiveness to a growing Jeremiah Program is a priority.




·Ten to fifteen years of senior leadership experience working across multiple functional areas such as financial planning, investment, human resources, IT and operations.

·Experience working in a national nonprofit organization with an annual budget in excess of $10 million.


·Solid technical accounting background, nuts and bolts experience in the operations of a nonprofit, and comfortable with hands-on involvement.

·Strong experience with financial systems.

·Superior communication skills (written, verbal and presentation); ability to communicate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels of the organization and to finance and non-finance positions.

·Solid knowledge and understanding of intra-company accounting with multiple sites preferably relating to 501c3 regulations.

·Commitment to confidentiality and the ability to exercise absolute discretion and independent judgment.


·Demonstrated ability to think quickly, think strategically, and work in a fast-paced environment.

·Experience creating, building and scaling systems and organizational functions.

·A strategic thinker with a big-picture mentality, intellectual curiosity and is comfortable navigating complexity.


·Ability to work effectively and accurately under pressure, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities; must be flexible and adaptable in a rapid response environment.

·Inspiring and experienced leader, team-builder and people manager; able to serve as a mentor and role model of excellence for staff and to ensure a culture of innovation, collaboration and accountability.

·Exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative.

·Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal – with a passion for collaborating with people and teams based in various office locations and/or working remotely.

·Passionate about the mission of the organization and understands the realities of the nonprofit sector.


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