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Chief Financial Officer

San Francisco, CA, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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Callisto seeks a part-time Chief Financial Officer (employee or contractor, estimated 20% FTE) to manage our financial growth by overseeing accounting, financial planning, financial data, and tax compliance. The CFO will support the the CEO and senior management team in financial decision-making. Our ideal candidate is a seasoned CFO with experience supporting 501(c)3 nonprofits with a strong earned-revenue stream—bonus points if you’ve also worked with an early-stage tech startup.

Primary Responsibilities

Financial Operations

Ensure Callisto has the necessary financial strategies to enable growth and continue its impact.

Oversee banking relationships and cash flow planning to ensure availability of funds as needed.

Prepare, analyze, and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.

Implement financial operational best practices, including the construction and monitoring of reliable financial control systems.

Assume responsibility of journal entries and monthly closing activities, oversight of accounting tasks, and QuickBooks management.

Oversee internal financial audit.

Compliance & Risk Management

Mitigate Callisto’s risk profile, which includes grant reporting, insurance coverage, record-keeping, and regulatory tax and financial compliance, including coordinating with the General Counsel on all required state and federal filings.

Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns; ensuring that they are timely, accurate, and understandable to key audiences.

Ensure that Callisto is meeting all of its financial obligations as a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization under nonprofit law, federal and nonprofit accounting standards, and contractual commitments to funders and donors.

Financial Planning

Provide strategic advice to management on nonprofit funding and program revenues, and Callisto’s long-term growth strategy.

Be the essential resource for Callisto’s Board of Directors and executive team in understanding key financial and risk management issues through timely financial reporting, analysis, and forecasts.

Manage the capital request and budgeting processes.

Management of External Contractors

Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced.

Maintain relations with external financial auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.

Essential Skills and Experience

M.B.A. or M.S. In Finance or Accounting; CPA preferred.

7+ years experience as a CFO, with at least two of those years working for a non-profit.

Possess a deep knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.

Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational skills.

Excellent communication: ability to translate high-level financial data to the team and present to Callisto’s board.

Collaborative approach to executive leadership, ability to work with cross-functional teams.

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