The Tikvah Fund is looking to a hire a Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) to oversee, implement, manage, and strengthen Tikvah’s financial systems, budgeting, and HR functions. The CFO will report to the Chariman and the Executive Director and will work closely with the senior management team to develop the long-term strategy of the organization and to ensure the integrity of Tikvah’s financial systems. The CFO must be an independent self-starter who is confident in his/her abilities and willing to present new strategies and ideas while comfortable working with strong and experienced leadership.
The CFO must be a detail-oriented, diligent, systems builder committed to excellence in all aspects of the work. The CFO must emphasize good controls and precise reporting within a multifaceted organization that has multiple program budgets with integrated budget review and oversight.
The CFO is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day accounting activities, budget development, and financial statement and audit preparation. He or she will directly manage a small financial team and help oversee and train numerous other junior staff. Working closely with the various department directors at Tikvah, the CFO must be strategic in assessing the costs, revenues, and impact per dollar of Tikvah’s programs while supporting the highest standards of excellence.
Oversee all organization budgeting and financial planning—including the development of new business and revenue models that support Tikvah’s ongoing expansion and growth.
Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance, budgets and projections to the Executive Director, Board Chair, and Board of Directors.
Willingness to perform and oversee accounting entries and execute the payroll process to assure timeliness and quality.
Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts.
Oversee audit, tax, and all necessary reporting functions including preparation of 990s.
Develop, implement and maintain accounting and human resource policies and procedures.
Manage a wide-ranging set of activities including payroll, financial accounting and reporting, employee relations (hiring/terminating policies) and other corporate policies.
Coach and mentor the accounting staff; providing leadership and guidance to achieve a high level of operational excellence.
Work closely with the Executive Director, development team, and department heads to create budgets and project/track all sources of revenue.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related fields. MBA or CPA preferred but not required.
A minimum of 7 years of relevant financial experience.
Experience managing others and supervising full-time staff.
Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP; ability to prepare, analyze and present financial statements.
Solid knowledge and understanding of multi-department accounting.
Experience in payroll administration.
High-level accounting software and database skills—including Excel, QuickBooks, Salesforce, and other relevant tools and technologies
Demonstrated ability to build sytems that enable efficient budgeting, financial controls and quality, timely reporting.
This position description is based upon material provided by the The Tikvah Fund, an equal opportunity employer.
About The Tikvah Fund
The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic foundation, educational institution, and research center committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs and invests in a wide range of initiatives in Israel, the United States, and around the world, including advanced seminars and institutes, magazines and new media projects, books and fellowships. Tikvah’s animating mission and guiding spirit is to advance Jewish excellence and flourishing in the modern age. Tikvah is politically Zionist, economically free-market oriented, and culturally traditional.