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CWLA Career Center Job Listing #3274

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Chief Financial Officer

Family Support Services of North Florida, Inc.
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Senior Manager
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Job Description:  

The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the agency in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other regulatory and advisory organizations in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the child welfare industry. In addition, the CFO is responsible for establishing short and long term goals, strategies, plans and policies, and providing strategic leadership for the company as a member of the Executive Management Team.
Minimum Qualifications
Education & Experience Masters degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting or business administration with a minimum of 10-12 years of accounting/ budgeting experience including 7 years serving as a Senior Level Manager.
Minimum Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to:
• Design and implement short and long term financial strategies.
• Manage, plan, organize, coordinate and evaluate an accounting program with a budget in excess of $40 million.
• Determine work priorities, assign work and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
• Prepare and administer budgets.
• Prepare financial statements and reports.
• Design and implement accounting systems.
• Prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records.
• Analyze and interpret accounting data.
• Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to accounting and contracting.
• Communicate effectively.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Formulate policies and procedures.
• Accurately forecast budgetary requirements.

Knowledge of:
• Accounting principles, practices and procedures.
• Federal and state financial regulations.
• A thorough understanding of OMB Circular A-133
• Principles of budget preparation and administration.
• Principles and practices of management and supervision.
• State and federal regulations regarding purchase of service contracting.
• Change management including but not limited to right-sizing organization personnel, processes, and assets in expansion and reduction of business environments (preferred).
• Funding and eligibility requirements of State and Federal Entitlement Programs such as TANF, Title IV-E, SSI, and Master Trust (preferred).
• Managed Care Programs (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate required.
Additional Requirements • Clear a Level II background screening.
• Clear a local background check from the County in which you reside.
• Clear a substance abuse screen.
• Clear a Motor Vehicle Records check
• Maintain and provide proof of auto insurance coverage of $100,000/$300,000.
• Provide a copy of all certifications and degrees prior to your first day of employment.
• Clear an E-Verify check to substantiate that the successful candidate meets the Department of Homeland Security authorization requirements to work in the United States (for more information visit

Job Duties
Essential Duties % of Time
Interpret and administer pertinent federal and state rules, regulations, and statutes in accordance with sound accounting principles. Direct the development of accounting policies, principles, standards, and procedures, and monitors the preparation and distribution of an accounting policy and procedures manual. Develop and implement systems of accounts and budgetary control and issues procedures relating to internal control.
Oversee the preparation of budgets, financial reports, and other related documents of a complex nature. Ensure the timely submission of monthly reports to DCF and the Board of Directors. Serve as the agency liaison to DCF as well as the Board of Directors Finance Committee, setting the agenda and recording meeting minutes.

Determine and successfully implement the appropriate financially based actions required for the agency’s initiatives/endeavors and subcontracted service programs. Supervise the financial review process as part of FSS subcontractor compliance monitoring.
Lead a continuous quality improvement process throughout the finance function, focusing on systems/process improvement to better serve our internal and external customers/clients. 15%
Provide leadership, direction, and management to all direct reports in order to support and enhance their ongoing development, production, and operation of their departments. 10%
Participate in the development of the agency’s plans and programs as a strategic partner. Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action. 10%
Ensure that department staff are trained in and utilizing best practice methods, processes and activities in order to most efficiently and effectively accomplish tasks. 5%
Oversee the development of procurement documents, bid processes and bid awards for select finance and audit-related services. Review reporting formats developed by Finance personnel. As needed
Serve as the agency financial liaison for the bi-monthly DCF Partnership meeting. Bi-monthly
Serve as the primary agency liaison for periodic fiscal monitoring by the Financial Risk Assessment team from DCF Central Office. As needed
Coordinate the annual independent audit, and files all related submissions of our audit funding to the appropriate agencies. Annually
Participate in annual FCC and CFO conferences and DCF roundtable discussions of financial issues of critical importance to CBCs. Annually
Perform other duties. As needed
Supervisory/Decision Making Authority
Does the position require customary supervision and management of at least 2 or more full-time employees? 1 Yes 0 No

Enter the number of direct reports and their position titles: (4)
(1) Controller (1) Technology Director (1) HR Manager (1) Compliance/Risk Manager
Two examples of the most common decisions made independently by this position on a regular basis without following prescribed procedures are as follows:

The CFO must routinely evaluate the status of outstanding receivables or payables, in order to determine what action should be taken and the timing of said action.

The CFO must regularly determine the proper allocation of major cost or budgetary items, in terms of how expenses will be classified vis-à-vis available funding inside or outside of the DCF contract.
Contribution and Impact
The CFO is responsible for the timely submission of all financial reports deliverable to DCF each month, including the invoice for next month’s advance funding and a detailed expenditure report of last month’s direct and indirect expenses. The CFO is responsible for the timely completion of the annual independent audit, and the subsequent submission of the auditors’ report to our overseeing entities. The CFO is responsible for subcontractor financial monitoring and contract cost review.
Strategic Value
The CFO plays a strategic analytical and reporting role in all aspects of the agency’s financial operations. The CFO must be able to clearly and effectively communicate to other management an accurate picture of the agency’s financial standing and budgetary performance.

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