The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports directly to the President(s). The CFO will plan, organize and direct the daily operations and activities of the Finance department, ensuring compliance with applicable policies and procedures; provide leadership, direction and support to the Finance staff, and guidance and information to management and the Boards of Trustees/Directors. This individual also oversees and directs the preparation of budgets, cash management and investment activities, and financial reporting. The CFO assists in performing all necessary tasks necessary to achieve the organizations’ missions.
Specific duties and responsibilities
The essential responsibilities of the CFO include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
Manages all finance and accounting activities and functions, including cash management, investments, accounts payable, payroll, financial reporting, budgeting, human resources and benefits. Directly supervises Controller.
Maintains current knowledge and understanding of accounting standards, tax regulations, laws, industry trends and practices relating to PHLF and subsidiaries and ensures compliance with same. Establish, improve, and enforce accounting policies, and operating procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Policies (GAAP).
Ensures that the accounting and financial data processing systems support effective and efficient financial operations.
Oversees the preparation of internal financial statements.
Assists relevant, financial-related Board and Committee Chairs in meeting preparation, as needed, including scheduling, preparation of agendas, dissemination of advance materials, preparation of reports, as requested, and implementation of directives.
Assists Audit Committee in selection of outside auditors, manages the relationship, and ensures that recommendations from auditors are implemented in a timely manner.
Prepares other Finance-related Requests for Proposals (RFPs) including insurance, investment consultants, financial institutions.
Maintains working relationships with banks, financial institutions, various government entities and investment and insurance advisors, including oversight of activity related to financial matters.
Evaluates and maintains systems of internal controls to safeguard the financial assets of the organizations.
Performs all other tasks required or directed by President(s)
Position will be open in late Fall 2017
Desired Education and Experience
BS in Finance or Accounting
Current Pennsylvania CPA license
Minimum 5 years’ experience as CFO or comparable position with non-profit organization
Proven ability to supervise staff, including performance reviews and plans for improvement
Working knowledge of high-end accounting software, preferably Blackbaud Financial Edge
Effective written and oral communication skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; Excellent benefit programs
The Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), was founded in 1964 by a group of citizens who passionately believed that historic preservation, rather than massive demolition, could be a tool for renewing communities, creating pride among residents, and achieving sustainable economic development.