Job opening: Chief Financial Officer (New Orleans facility) 


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the integrity and accuracy of the financial reporting in support of the mission, vision and strategic goals. The CFO will also directly oversee managers and employees in the accounting and finance department. The CFO serves as an active member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Essential Functions
• Ability to influence operational decisions and strategy through the interpretation of financial data. To be able to identify predictive scenarios that drive action and decision making within the organization.
• Responsible for the oversight and/or preparation of all financial reports including Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Activities, Cash Flow Statements, reports to governmental agencies, dashboard metric reports and grant financial reports.
• Responsible for the preparation of all inventory reports including reconciled inventory valuation, and external inventory reporting.
• Oversees accounting team, budget preparation, audit function, banking and investment review, insurance claims, data integrity, and procurement.
• Reviews financial reports to analyze projections of budgeted revenue and expenses against actual totals.
• Meets regularly with Leadership team members to review and forecast their department’s financials. Meets regularly with managers and the procurement manager to monitor spending trends, future needs, and compliance to budgeting and federal program purchase requirements.
• Assist the disaster response management team if needed.

Duties and Responsibilities (not all inclusive)
• Assesses the current and forecast financial strength of the organization, and ensures it continued financial strength.
• Develops and implements operating and capital budgets, and reports performance relative to budgets.
• Prepares financial statements for monthly meetings and as required by the President and CEO and Board of Directors.
• Oversees risk management, including arranging and administering sufficient insurance and advising the organization regarding other potential liabilities.
• Participates in development of strategic plans, and provides supporting analysis.
• Maintains top level reporting dashboards, including financial and other key operational measure, with input from other members of staff.
• Establishes and maintains appropriate internal control environment, system, policies and procedures to ensure resources are strategically leveraged to support the organizational mission.
• Prepares financial analyses and data for President and CEO, Executive Leadership and Board of Directors to track and report financial and operational activities.
• Oversees and monitors the integrity of the general ledger and management systems to accurate report financial activity.
• Oversees and monitors grant revenue and financial grant reporting process to ensure accurate and timely processing in accordance with established standards.
• Prepares for annual and other fiscal audits. Acts as liaison with auditors to provide them with materials necessary to complete their audit. Manages relations with external auditors and other financial consultants.
• Responsible for compliance with SHFB financial policies and procedures and Feeding America’s financial guidelines.
• Complies with all SHFB policies and procedures and the policies of other organizations with which the company has contractual obligations.
• Attends monthly all-staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
• Represents SHFB in a professional, positive and courteous manner.

Education: Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration – Certified Public Accountant certification a plus

Experience: Eight to ten years’ experience in financial management; a professional demeanor and a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and financial management information systems.

Skills and Capabilities:
The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes:
• Ability to communicate complex information clearly both oral and written.
• Ability to work on multiple complex projects concurrently.
• Strong attention to detail
• Deep understanding of the finance and accounting processes and functions.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
• Intermediate-level knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook.
• Ability to supervise and empower staff growth to meet organizational goals.

Allowable Substitutions: Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and competencies for the position may be substituted for education.

How to Apply:
Email resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to 
Type “CFO” as the only content in the subject line of your email

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.


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