CFO, Vice President of Finance and IT


Description: Job Summary: We are seeking a strategic business leader to partner with the CEO in guiding our Impact Strategy. The CFO serves on the executive leadership team and is responsible for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial and information technology-related activities of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM). Responsible for providing direction and leadership to implement financial and technology strategies across the organization to ensure sound fiscal management and stewardship of resources. This position oversees BGCGM's financial matters and investments including accounting practices, strategic planning, job costing, contract negotiation, broker/investor relationships and information technology. This executive will provide meaningful data-based insights into the business and make recommendations that lead to business transformation. The CFO protects the assets of the organization with a keen understanding of the importance of our mission. Collaborates with peers and other leaders to deploy analytics, tools and strategies. This position works closely with the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees and staffs the Investment, Finance and Audit Committees of the Board. Responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring all financial functions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other regulatory and advisory organizations. This includes implementing and monitoring information technology systems, developing policies and procedures of internal financial controls and preparing all financial reports for Board, management, and outside reporting agencies. Provides guidance and direction to the President & CEO, the Board and departmental leaders on operating budget and financial performance; recommends changes as needed to align income and expenses to strategic goals and outcomes. Collaborates with senior leadership to achieve the strategic and financial goals and ensures leaders come to agreement on strategic financial decisions. Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decisions affecting the organization. Evaluates and advises on the financial impacts the introduction of new programs/strategies have on the goals and strategic direction of BGCGM. Oversees, directs, and guides the Information Technology & Data Department to include planning, organization, and execution of goals. Continuously assess the overall effectiveness of the department and implement change that aligns with BGCGM goals. Manages the performance of finance and information technology staff in achieving goals. Provides management with timely reports as to financial condition and operations on both a forecasted and historical basis. Provides continuous improvement and leadership to the annual budget process, prepares final Annual Budget for Board approval. Responsible for fostering positive relationship with stakeholders, including but not limited to trustees, auditors, banks, granting organizations and community partners to ensure BGCGM remains the image of sound professional accounting management. Provides analytical review of the Clubs' activities and interacts with other disciplines to generate improvements. Implements the financial decisions of the Board of Trustees as directed by the Finance/Audit/Investment committee and/or CEO. . Requirements: Education Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in accounting or finance from an accredited college or university. CPA license and MBA are preferred. Experience Requirements: At least 7 years of experience in progressively responsible financial leadership roles to include accounting, investments, payroll, budgets, financial/income statements and audits for multiple locations. Experience in both public accounting and fund accounting preferred. Experience in a senior management financial role, partnering with executives to develop and implement successful financial management strategies. Experience in effectively leading and managing a staff. Experience managing multiple stakeholder relationships. Experience working in a complex organization comprised of public (preferred) and private funding sources with multiple site operations. Skills: Demonstrated leader with team management and interpersonal skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong problem-solving and creative skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis. Ability to collaborate with and interact professionally with all stakeholders. Knowledge of governmental grant administration (Federal, State, County and City) preferred. Ability to lead with agility in areas of change management. Ability to mitigate and minimize risks within the organization. Ability to be an approachable partner for peers in the Leadership Team to deploy analytics tools and strategy. Ability to work with a high degree of fiscal responsibility and ethics. Ability to work effectively with diverse population. Must have valid WI driver's license, good driving record, and meet the state-required automobile insurance minimums. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to quiet. PM21 PI150187425