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Chief Financial Officer

Catholic Charities, Portland, OR, USA 97202

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 06/15/2019

Chief Financial Officer

Full-Time; Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director


Catholic Charities of Oregon (CCO) is a leading nonprofit agency in Oregon dedicated to providing social services and assistance to meet clients' physical, social, spiritual, and psychological needs, and to partnering with the most vulnerable to develop lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We are seeking an energetic, versatile and highly skilled Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join our senior leadership team with responsibility to build accounting and finance infrastructure and capacity to support significant growth in supportive housing and homeless services, counseling and mental health, financial empowerment, legal services and other areas.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an executive level position, responsible for oversight and further development of finance and accounting services and functions including: accounting; budgeting and forecasting; contracts; risk management; and compliance. The position requires proficiency in analytics and the ability to work across a wide array of disciplines to implement processes and technologies that result in improvement to the organization's performance. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager with the ability to lead, develop and inspire a diverse team of professionals.

The CFO will be a strategic thought-partner for and report to the Executive Director (ED). As a key member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will support and foster CCO's position as a leader in its field, demonstrating and promoting respect for Catholic social teachings, celebrating diversity, promoting decentralized participatory management and community-based, client-centered care. The CFO will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team and Board of Directors in strategic decision making and operations as CCO continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.


Effectively supervise six-person finance team.
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaison with external auditors and the finance committee of the Board of Directors; assess any changes necessary.
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Executive Director and program managers; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status.
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
Ensure accounting processes and procedures comply with GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, and all other governing requirements.
Ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of all Accounting functions, to include General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, etc.
Manage a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices.
Effectively communicate and present the critical financial matters to the Board of Directors.
Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Supervisor.
Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Master's degree preferred; Bachelor's degree required; ideally with MBA/CPA or related degree.
At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience; experience in a non-profit organization preferred.
Proven professional excellence in finance, accounting, forecasting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and automated financial reporting systems.
Experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination. Experience with federal "Single Audit" (A-133) audit requirements.
Ability to translate financial concepts to (and to effectively collaborate with) programmatic and fundraising colleagues.
Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into operations.
Exceptional financial, organizational and administrative skills; ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
Highly proficient in accounting software programs (especially Sage 100) and Microsoft Office.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Travel between sites in Portland required. Must have driver's license, access to vehicle and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100).
Satisfactory results from criminal, civil and/or motor vehicle background check required.


Passion for CCO's mission to partner with the most vulnerable, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Dynamic, creative thinker who understands the role of finance in driving organizational excellence.
Be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
Demonstrated judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Be creative, innovative and progressive; possess good problem-solving skills.
Ability to adapt to new environments and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated high attention to detail.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.

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