Chief Financial Officer – Community Health Councils, Inc. – Los Angeles, CA

Organization Summary
Community Health Councils (CHC) is a non-profit, community-based health education, advocacy and policy organization established in 1992 in response to the growing health and healthcare crisis. CHC is dedicated to social justice and equity in community and environmental resources for underserved communities. CHC has been on the cutting edge of public policy and program development, working to strengthen community participation and inform state and local policies that: (1) improve community health and education to achieve optimal health and healthy lifestyles; (2) ensure equitable access to quality healthcare services; (3) provide universal access to quality healthcare coverage and (4) eliminate health disparities. Our policy areas include Health Systems and the Built Environment. Each area represents a unique opportunity to engage members of impacted communities in program and policy development through a wide variety of community interventions and strategies as well as representation and leadership through the coalitions and collaborations convened. The organization has evolved to have a local, state and national, policy focus to improve the health of under-served and marginalized communities.

Summary Description
The CFO reports to the CEO and serves as an integral member of the senior management team. In this role, the candidate provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The CFO will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO and team leaders with emphasis on bottom line performance, working capital and enhancing stakeholder value. This position will provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing strategy. The CFO is responsible for both day-to-day general accounting duties and strategic financial management of the organization as well as compliance with all relevant local, state, federal regulations and accounting principles; and ensures the continued financial viability of the organization, the integrity of the financial policies, procedures, systems and reporting.

Position Description
CFO Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for supporting the executive team with key financial information and operational analytics, and driving a culture of accountability in managing the business, and adding value to the operations of the organization. Financial accounting, management and required financial reporting for compliance of:
Donors – Individual and Corporate
Grants – Government & Non-Government
Social Enterprises
Real State Asset

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide day-to-day leadership and management guidance which mirror the adopted mission and core values. Bottom Line: grow a self-sustaining organization.
Responsible for driving the organization to achieve and surpass revenue, cash flow and business goals and objectives.
In collaboration with the executive team, work on the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization.
Ensure the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting
procedures to meet operational and financial targets.
Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company.
Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping the CEO informed of all critical
Direct short-term and long-range planning and budget development to support strategic
revenue goals.
Assist in the protection of the organization by ensuring it is legally protected and by
ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and policies.
In collaboration with management team members, define the organization’s financial strategy, manage financial capital and communicate revenue requirements/ implications of business decisions to CEO and BOD.
Conduct meaningful proactive analysis to improve key business decisions focusing on management of working capital, use of financial vehicles, and others.
Provide useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and
executing business strategy.
Establish internal control processes required to manage and grow the business.
Anticipate and correct potential problems in advance.
Drive the annual budget process and the monthly reporting.
Proactively manage cash flows in a leveraged environment.
Implement proper financial reporting to determine and ensure effective monthly cash flow.
Effectively lead the finance / accounting team by developing and coaching existing team
and by hiring and retaining top-grade talent.
Develop and implement a financial risk management policy.
Effectively manage subcontractors, board of directors, suppliers, and other financial relationships.
In collaboration with executive team, structure, negotiate, and finalize purchase agreements.

OTHER/GENERAL FUNCTIONS –Management Team and Executive Management:
Be an active member of the Management Team and Executive Management.
Participate in Board of Directors’ meetings by providing financial reports to the Treasurer and respond to questions raised.
Participate/assist in future project(s) development, planning & profitability assessments.
Participate/assist in development & implementation of Strategic Plan.
Provide financial oversight to CHC’s Social Enterprises (3).

Qualifications and Skills Competency
A minimum of a BS and CPA/CMA; MBA preferred.
Minimum of 5+ years of experience in managing and growing a nonprofit organization and/or social enterprises.
Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a nonprofit entity and responsible for a finance department.
Knowledge of New Market Tax Credits, CDBG, and other financial products as they relate to real estate development.
Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications.
Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills.
Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
Skill in examining, developing, re-engineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of nonprofit management systems and practices.
Working knowledge of real estate development project financing (public/private financing products).
Familiarity with social enterprises a plus
Ability to develop, layout, and follow through on detailed business plans and programs.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, self-confidence.
Integrative team working style, easy contact, rapid to adaptation, can foster team spirit
Able to effectively interface with all levels of on-site and off-site employees and contractors.
Must be highly competent and skilled in the use of Microsoft Office and Outlook; knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
Knowledge of government and private foundation funding.
Good interpersonal skills, capable of handling difficult situations.
Team player with a competitive spirit to excel and the ability to influence and motivate others.
Ability to explain finance concepts and concisely communicate key financial themes to non-finance business people.

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