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Chief Financial 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
Job Description:
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MNN occupies a critical role in the contemporary media landscape. It is intrinsically a local media platform, serving first and foremost local residents, diverse neighborhoods and community-based organizations. Committed to the values of independent, non-profit media and a diversity of views, MNN’s focus is on strengthening community ties and media education opportunities. The CFO must understand MNN’s historic mission and its important partnerships with community groups and other local, independent and public media outlets.

The successful applicant must also understand the rapid technological changes in the media and have insight, expertise and desire to leverage these advances to better support MNN’s mission, growth and opportunities for expansion while managing risk.

S/he must work well with MNN’s executive leadership, and collegially and effectively with its staff and important stakeholders.


Oversee and evaluate MNN’s financial operations, including annual audits, vendor management, accounts payable, payroll and portfolio management, organization benefits and compensation policies.

With the CEO, develop and advise Board and Finance and other committees on MNN’s key financial goals and objectives, including operational outcomes and investment policies.

Maintain and upgrade cash management system to accomplish key operational, capital and financial goals.

Manage MNN's reserves and investment funds consistent with Board policy.

Direct MNN’s HR management, including personnel policies, performance reviews, job descriptions, hiring and orientation, staff training, salary reviews, entry and exit procedures, personnel files, benefits management and updating and maintaining employee handbook.

Provide insight and analysis to support CEO in evaluating business growth opportunities.

Identify and interact with lenders, developers, community officials and others to develop opportunities for expansion and growth.

Devise strategies for risk management and internal operational and financial controls.

Assess organization performance against long-term strategic targets and annual budgets.

Set policies and practices to ensure that the collective actions of MNN managers are grounded in sound financial criteria and aligned with MNN’s goals and objectives.

Design and manage inventory control system to safeguard MNN’s office and production equipment and master control system components.

Direct the administrative functions of the organization.

Manage and develop existing real estate portfolio and facilities in pursuit of the strategic goals.

Articulate and promote MNN’s vision with CEO to key stakeholders in a compelling manner without compromising integrity to enable MNN’s sustainable growth.

Other duties as assigned.


Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or equivalent.

Minimum 10 years non-profit management experience.

Expert knowledge of financial systems and applications.

Extensive experience in human resources and benefits management.

Experience with facilities management, real estate and expansion.

Excellent judgment, strong organizational and decision-making skills, ability to engage in strategic planning, take initiative, manage time well, and supervise day-to-day operations.

CPA preferred.

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