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Chief Financial Officer

ID 9704
Job Locations
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Accounting / Finance
Company
Junior Achievement of Washington

At a glance

The Junior Achievement of Washington is hiring! Great opportunity to bring your finance and strategic planning leadership experience to the table on their executive team. Why join Junior Achievement? You will get the chance to make a difference, all while enjoying generous benefits and awesome perks! They reach over 70,000 students annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college

Description: What you'll be doing

Another Source’s client, Junior Achievement of Washington, is recruiting a Chief Financial Officer to join their executive team. 

 

Junior Achievement of Washington's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement of WA reaches over 70,000 students annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college.  

 

Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school to be empowered to own their economic success. Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure, and talent. Junior Achievement of WA offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact young people's lives in our community. 

 

Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front, and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students - guided by our core values: 

 

  • Belief in the boundless potential of young people
  • Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship
  • Pasion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it 
  • Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals
  • Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration
  • Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning

 

Learn more about Junior Achievement programs and values: https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-washington/about-ja or watch: https://youtu.be/frFh0IKDO8c  

 

Reporting to the President & CEO, the CFO will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next five to 10 years. She or he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, and human resources. As an integral member of the senior management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives and planning for JA of WA's growth. The CFO will build a finance structure that meets the evolving needs and opportunities of a new, dynamic organization. Reporting directly to the CEO, this role is focused on a wide range of financial management functions, from crafting budgets and assessing performance to overseeing compliance and audit activities.  

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Organizational Leadership 

  • Serve on the leadership team, develop and execute organization-wide plans, programs, and strategies that enable us to advance our priorities. 
  • Mentor and coach direct reports, delegate work streams effectively and hold team members to a high standard of excellence. 
  • Provide management support and financial analysis for the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board. Attend Board of Directors meetings. 

 

Financial Management and Oversight 

  • Oversee day-to-day finance and accounting operations, including general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, prepaids, credit card expense reporting, payroll processing, monthly reconciliation, and monthly and year-end close. 
  • Oversee the timely and accurate development of budgets and financial reports that will assist the CEO, Board, and other managers in making informed decisions. 
  • Lead the assessment of financial performance as it relates to both the budget and long-term strategy. 
  • Review and manage (and establish as needed) internal systems, controls, processes, and procedures to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and usefulness of financial information and reporting and compliance with various entities' requirements. 
  • Oversee development of a rolling 12-month financial forecast, working with the CEO and leadership team to make strategic decisions about work planning and resource allocations. 
  • Review and approve the preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the board of directors. 
  • Oversee budgeting and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new sites. 
  • Manage one full-time staff accountant; hire and retain support staff as needed in the future. 

 

Reporting and Contract Management 

  • Oversee the successful completion of annual audits, IRS filings, and other mandated compliance reporting, including JAUSA national office.   
  • Maintain productive vendor and banking relationships and serve as primary liaison with related third parties. 
  • Evaluate and oversee risk management and insurance issues. 
  • Oversee the development and execution of contractual relationships with external parties. 

 

Administrative Leadership and Management 

  • Serve as a business partner to the CEO on the organization's financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—to continuously develop and improve systems. 

 

Qualifications 

The CFO will have at least five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a $5 million to $20 million organization (preference given to nonprofit expertise). She or he will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization. 

 

The CFO will have the following experience and attributes: 

  • Bachelor's degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance 
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team 
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in the nonprofit sector 
  • Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development 
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems 
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting 
  • The ability to conduct research on complex issues (accounting, payroll, tax, regulatory) and provide recommendations. 
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented. 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of Junior Achievement. 

 

DESIRED:   

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience.   
  • CPA credentials are strongly preferred. 

 

Junior Achievement of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JA of Washington does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. 

 

JA Social Justice Commitment: We at JA of Washington stand for social justice. We are committed to educating in a way that dismantles inequality, racism, and oppression and sparking honest conversations in our communities. The future we envision and for which we prepare our students cannot exist unless we become catalysts for change. We pledge to do better. We must all do better.  

 

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. 

 

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