Chief Financial Officer
About this Position
The Center is looking to hire an experienced Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) to be an integral part of the management team and lead the financial strategy and operations of the organization. As a forward-thinking and creative financial executive with an eye for detail, this individual will be an active participant and contributor to the Center’s overall strategy.
Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), Joey Tawil, the CFO will work in collaboration with the Board of Directors (“BOD”) and other key leaders across the Center to ensure efficient and transparent fiscal operations. This is an opportunity for a financially and entrepreneurially minded person to bring new ideas and initiatives to the fiscal planning and management, administrative, and accounting functions for this most unique and important community organization. In addition, they will drive a change in the approach to grants and fundraising that enables the further expansion of current programs and offer new programs to meet growing needs in the community.
The CFO will bring vision and drive to the leadership team and financial management of the Center. In addition, this leader will bring strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, and a keen ability to build trust and credibility with internal colleagues, the BOD, and the wider community. This is a high visibility position for the organization and an opportunity to have significant impact in the Sephardic community and Brooklyn at-large.
• Provide leadership, strategic direction, and management to financial staff, including training, mentorship, and professional development.
• Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the management team.
• Lead and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Center’s finance functions.
• Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the Center’s short and long-term goals.
• Engage with the Board and Audit Committee in strategic thinking around financial management, and issues, trends, and changes in financial and operational practices.
• Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the Center’s strategic plans.
• Work closely with the Chief Program Officer and Program team, providing financial support and oversight for expanded programs and overall growth initiatives of the organization.
• Partner with the CEO and BOD to develop a forward-thinking strategy and fresh approach to expanding fundraising with existing funders and to developing new funding sources. In addition, work closely with the Grant Manager to identify new grant sources appropriate for the organization.
• Work collaboratively across the organization and within the community, building credibility and fostering trusting relationships with the staff, vendors and external financial partners (including auditors, banks, insurance carriers, funders, etc.) to identify ways to increase income, raise additional funds and reduce expenses.
• Share with the management team and staff a passion for the mission and a willingness to address new challenges, both inside and outside direct financial responsibilities.
• Honest, trustworthy, and high integrity professional.
• Entrepreneurial thinker and results-minded; success in driving organizational change.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving capability.
• Persuasive leader with a can-do attitude; ability to motivate and influence others.
• Proactive, passionate, and inclusive leader with a record of community involvement.
• Collaborative, team oriented, and a strong mentor.
• Ability to communicate well with all level of employees (orally and written).
• Strong listening skills, proactively soliciting ideas from others.
Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, Management; graduate degree preferred; CPA a plus.
• 10 + years accounting/finance experience; a minimum of 5 years senior financial leadership experience.
• Experience in both for-profit and non-profit financial management strongly preferred.
• Experience in the fiscal management of a 10M+ organization.
• Experience working with non-profit Boards a strong plus.
• Experience developing and managing diverse revenue sources.
• Accomplished in non-profit fundraising and track record of success increasing operating budget and organizational expansion.
• Expertise in identifying, implementing, and using financial systems to improve financial and accounting productivity and accuracy.
• Knowledge of fundraising including grants, individual donors, major gifts, fundraising events, crowd sourcing, use of social media platforms, endowments, etc.
• Experience in working with external auditors, compliance, and regulatory oversight.
Compensation and Benefits
• A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered. (Salary range: $160,000-$200,000).