• Location
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance - Accountant - Financial
  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

To apply to this position you must email your resume directly to Andria Kozak at In the subject line of your email type “CFO”


Our client is a not for profit with headquarters on the north side of Chicago, near O’hare. They are seeking to hire a CFO. This is a great opportunity to work for a charitable organization with a strong mission in helping those in need.  Under the direction of the Agency CEO, the CFO directs and coordinates all fiscal and business administration functions of the agency with an emotional openness, flexibility, and respectfulness.


The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for the oversight of all finance, accounting, and regulatory compliance.  This positions reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for setting the Agency’s financial policy and direction.  The CFO will ensure that the Agency has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation, and to conduct audits.  This position is responsible for presenting all finance-related matters to the Board of Directors.




Under the direction of the CEO, plans, develops, and implements the agency budget to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and       externally


Assists the CEO in the budget negotiation process with specific funders as        required and presents budget to Board of Directors


Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance       with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements


Maintain internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs and          program budgets and actual expenditures


Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and   metrics for funding organizations and Board of Directors; oversee preparation of         monthly and annual financial statements


Coordinate all audit and tax activities


Oversee all financial and project/program and grants accounting; ensure that                  expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets through     the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for federal, state, corporate and foundation grants

Review all formal finance, HR and IT related procedures, processes and      administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and      managing systems going forward


Also responsible for:


The development, implementation and maintenance of the automated       accounting system and manages upgrades.


Monitoring the line item expenditure and preparation of periodic expenditure plans and revenue and expense reports for review and approval of the Board as well as the specific funders.


The necessary preparation of the Agency's annual audit of the books of record and provides the external auditor with such records and information as needed to facilitate the audit. This includes timely submission of the Agency's tax returns (990 and AG 990) and Annual Corporate Filing.


Managing cash and maintaining Agency's Investment Policy and Procedures.





7+ years of financial leadership experience, including experience in non-profit organizations

Minimum of BA in Accounting or Finance

CPA required (active or inactive)

Experience will Illinois GATA requirements highly preferred

Social work knowledge desirable