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Chief Financial Officer


Position Title:    Chief Financial Office


Status:     Full-time, Exempt 

Location:     Springfield, Missouri 

Position Summary

 The Chief Financial Officer will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the Executive Director (ED). The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, administration, and IT. The Chief Financial Officer will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Duties will include but not be limited to:

 •Commitment to Mission, Vision, and Values of CCSOMO.

 •Commitment to follow Catholic social teaching in all aspects of the duties of this position.

 •As a key member of the leadership team, collaborate closely with ED and other members of the leadership team to support positive agency culture and promote long-term agency success.

 •Commitment to follow Catholic social teaching in all aspects of the duties of this position.

 •Responsible (custodian) for all aspects of CCSOMO’s accounting activities including: general ledgers, payroll coordination, and grant spreadsheets.

 •Work with accounting staff to effectively delegate accounting duties and responsibilities in accordance with GAAP.

 •Work with Fundraising Directors and staff to properly maintain/reconcile accounting records for fundraising activities including special events, campaigns, and general donations.

 •Work with Grants Management team to properly maintain/reconcile grants ensuring accounting responsibilities such as reporting timelines and required documentation, schedules/guidelines are being implemented and followed.

 •Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner both internally (Directors) and externally (Finance Council and Governing Board).

 •Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.

 •Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED and program directors; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

 •Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices as outlined in CCSOMO’s accounting policies and procedures manual.

 •Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants. 

Education, Licensure and Certifications

 •CPA or MBA preferred

 •At least 5 years of overall professional experience; 3+ years of broad financial and operations management experience. 

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

 •Experience and ability to assume final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination.

 •Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.

 •A track record in grants management.

 •Knowledge of automated accounting and reporting software including Microsoft Office Suite programs, especially Excel and Word;

 •Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors.

 •Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities.

 •A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills with support and enable sound decision making.

 •Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

 •Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

 •Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. 

Special Working Conditions

 Able and willing to travel across 5+ CCSOMO offices in Southern Missouri - 15% 

Salary and Benefits

 Salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience. Benefits for full-time employees include a full range of health insurance (medical, dental, vision, prescription), pension plan contributions, vacation and other benefits as detailed in the Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri Employee Handbook. 

Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) 

PQI Philosophy 

The Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) program of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) promotes excellence and continuous improvement in all functions of client care, support services and the organization. PQI is embedded in all aspects of CCSOMO’s daily work and in its strategic, long-term development. Staff in all areas of the Agency are empowered to play an active role in improving program/client outcomes and overall organizational performance. The PQI process is designed to be inclusive and transparent. The combined elements of the PQI program enable the Agency to make effective and timely use of collected data and to take corrective action and/or develop and implement programs in order to reach the highest standards attainable.


Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Masters
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : Finance
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