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Deputy Chief Financial Officer

New York City, NY, USA | Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The National Office of Girl Scouts of the USA is hiring a Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the CFO, the Deputy CFO has broad leadership responsibilities in finance and will oversee the finance functions of the organization including Controller, Treasury and Financial, Planning and Analysis. 

The Deputy CFO is an advisor on a broad range of financial and strategic issues evaluating and assisting departments with their financial plans, forecasting, long range modeling and analyzing the financial viability of new and existing initiatives and programs that will support current and future business decisions. 

The Deputy CFO role is significantly strategic, and when required, will be the financial partner and advisor to the CEO and Executive Team. In addition to establishing strong internal relationships, forging effective external relationships will also be essential to the success of this role. These would include relationships with the finance committees and board, councils, financial institutions, foundations and corporations that support our work, government agencies, auditors, and peers in the GSUSA network.

You Are

Innovative and detail-oriented with a drive for continuous improvements.

A true leader with strong business acumen, interpersonal skills and proven abilities to build highly functioning world class teams.

Capable of providing cutting edge financial advice and leadership for a $1B Movement

You Will

Lead the Controller, Treasury and Financial, Planning & Analysis functions and teams. Develop a world class financial organization and its structure, processes, people and technology. 

Identify and implement an effective budget system. Develop, implement and continuously improve tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CFO, CEO, senior management, and Board/Finance Committee.

Oversee financial reporting and accounting in the organization, including long-term financial planning and management in alignment with the strategic plan, especially as the organization considers changes in program and revenue models, identifies new initiatives that require funding and secures funding from external organizations.

Create a new budget process that includes a rolling budget and multiple year capital projects. Oversee the preparation and implementation of the organization’s annual (and multi-year) budgets and ongoing actual vs. budget performance reports and analyses, so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally. 

Assess organizational performance against financial plans (both the annual budget and long-term needs and goals), and provide financial expertise for efforts to remediate identified deficiencies or shortfalls and forecasting.

Work to establish appropriate KPIs for investments and key initiatives and calculate and report actual performance against the KPIs.

Manage all annual and multi-year financial projections and oversee cash flow forecasting and maintain reliable financial and cash flow projections and reporting mechanisms that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs and appropriate reserves.

As required, may represent CFO as primary financial liaison with the Board of Directors, including providing staff leadership and support for the Finance and Audit Committees, and Investment, IT and Pension Advisory Sub-Committees of the Finance Committee, regarding issues, trends, and changes in the financial operating model(s) and the organization’s performance against financial plans.

In collaboration with the Customer Office, create systems and processes to determine the key factors of council’s financial health and identify and address potential issues proactively. Develop opportunities for councils to invest financial reserves in membership growth. 

Oversee the creation of and manage the Enterprise Risk Management and develop an operating reserve policy.

You Need

7 - 10 years’ management experience in multi-faceted finance and business functions.

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related discipline; MBA preferred; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus.

Experience in and knowledge of Controller’s functions including fiscal responsibilities, financial reporting and internal controls.

Demonstrated management experience in organization-wide planning and budgeting process, strategic and tactical plan development and execution.

Demonstrated experience overseeing investment portfolios, directing treasury activities, and maintaining relationships with leading financial and insurance institutions.

Proven experience developing and presenting financial reports for management, national board of directors, donors, and federal and state regulatory agencies.

Proven knowledge of identifying business operating improvements and efficiencies to increase productivity and reduce organizational expenses.

Proven knowledge of information and technology systems, specifically large enterprise systems and web-based solutions, controls and processes. 

Additional Key Competencies

Strong leadership, supervisory and change management experience with demonstrated ability to coach and motivate staff and build teams.

Strong collaboration skills

Strong strategic, managerial, problem solving analytical and project management skills.

Strong judgment and decision making skills.

Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills

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