Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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A unique door has just opened; inviting a highly qualified, entrepreneurial executive to join an exceptional management team in growing a Dallas based non-profit research and education organization.


vtalent is partnering with a non-profit organization to assist them in hiring a passionate financial leader to a join a talented senior management team and assist in successfully shaping and scaling this organization based in Dallas, TX.  This is a unique opportunity to join a team of world-class Executives to grow an organization that is a catalyst for organizational culture change.  


Reporting to the chief executive officer (CEO), the chief financial officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing the national strategy for the organization.  As a member of the senior leadership team, the CFO will be an advisor to the youth president and chief development officer, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling.  S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the board of directors and executive committee.


Key Responsibilities and Expectations


  • As a true business partner, this position will assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and the organization’s long-term strategy.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO, leadership team, and divisions and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operati
  • Engage the board audit and investment committees around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery. Assist in establishing yearly objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, investment advisors).
  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan, especially as the organization considers sponsorships, potential acquisitions, and collaborations with external organizati


Financial and Operational Management

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements and budget audit requirement Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities.
  • Partner with the vice president of information technology (IT) to procure specialized finance IT systems that meet the needs of the organization on an as needed basis.
  • Manage cash flow and forecastin Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Optimize the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positi
  • Oversee budgeting and the implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.
  • Manage and track the performance of the organization’s endowment in keeping with the policies and investment guidelines established by the executive committ


Team Management

  • Mentor and develop the finance team, managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynami
  • Guide larger, cross-functional teams outside of direct span of control within the main program areas within the organization.



Education and Experience, Licenses and/or Certifications

  • The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with broad finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadershi S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity.
  • The CFO will have a minimum of a BS; MBA preferred; a CPA would be a pl


Computer and Information Technology Skills

  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Experience assessing information technology needs for the organization’s financial needs, and working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software package


Special Position Requirements

  • This position will require occasional domestic travel.
  • This position will require overtime and weekend work commensurate with the level of this position in order to perform the role effectively.


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

  • Demonstrable passion for the organization’s mission; a hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organizati If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Deep understanding of and experience with budget audits.
  • Past experience successfully partnering with IT staff to manage critical financial management systems.
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share informati
  • Demonstrates a positive, collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
  • Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and interpersonal skill
  • Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organizational skill


Physical Demands

  • This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required, and some lifting up to 20


vtalent is a national search and staffing firm offering customized solutions to our clients and professional representation of our candidates. Qualified candidates will be contacted and screened before being submitted to any of our client companies.  vtalent is a vcfo company with offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and Denver.


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