Heartland Family Service’s Chief Financial Officer will play a key role in building the agency’s long- and short-term operating and financial plans. This leader will report to the President & CEO, have direct working relationships with the leadership team, and will build strong partnerships with leaders across the organization.
This person will drive improvements and efficiencies in how business decisions are made, with a focus on processes such as budgeting, forecasting, management reporting, financial analyses, and ad hoc business case production. This is an opportunity for a leader to build something truly special. Your work will directly impact Heartland Family Service’s strategy, operating model, financial plans, and value creation. As we plan our next phases of growth, you will play a central role in building the necessary plans and forward-looking models to guide the agency to reach these milestones and well beyond.
A BIT ABOUT US
Founded in 1875, our agency has grown over the years to address most of the challenges children, adults, families, and communities face across the lifespan, including substance use, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence/sexual assault, human trafficking, homelessness, juvenile justice, mental health, neighborhood distress, and poverty. Today, we offer 40 programs from 20 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a culture that values and celebrates diversity in addition to creating a trauma-informed environment.
What you will do:
- Direct and oversee the timely preparation, analysis, and review of financial statements.
- Hire, supervise, evaluate, develop, and train direct reports.
- Manage the budget process and develop continual improvement of the process with program and organizational leadership.
- Serve as the agency liaison to the Board of Director’s Finance Committee and Audit Committee, working closely with the committee chairs to establish meeting dates/times, agendas, and strategic topics of conversation.
- Supervise and monitor all aspects of payroll processing.
- Ensure the maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures for the agency in compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory laws and accreditation standards.
- Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the agency’s financial and contractual management.
- Ensure prudent management of the agency’s funds by optimizing the handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position, maintain cash flow projection process and reporting mechanisms, which includes minimum cash thresholds to meet operating needs.
- Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal laws relating to nonprofits.
- Coordinate preparation of external audits, filing of tax returns and 5500 and ensure proper maintenance of accounting records and documentation in compliance with statutory requirements and Company policies.
- Responsible for maintaining all accounting and reporting related to Heartland Family Service LLC’s, capital campaigns, endowment programs, and other special projects.
- Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization (i.e., evaluation of potential alliances, strategic planning, and acquisitions and/or mergers and pension funds and investments, and by identifying opportunities and areas that may be considered for expansion, reorganization, downsizing or elimination).
- Analyze and provide expertise from both a financial and risk perspective on any contract or agreement into which the agency enters.
- Oversee annual indirect cost plan preparation and ensure collection of related revenues through maintenance of an appropriate indirect cost rate.
- Provide leadership and maintain strong relationships with senior management team to identify their needs and provide comprehensive short and long-term strategic financial solutions.
The qualities we want:
- Business Acumen—Regularly analyzes budget data to identify trends and improve the cost effectiveness of unit processes and practices; gathers and organizes credible data to make a business case for changes and additional resources.
- Strategic Capabilities—Offers advice and creates plans based on analysis of issues and trends, and how these link to the responsibilities, capabilities, and potential of the organization. Scans an ever-changing, complex environment in anticipation of emerging crises and opportunities. Develops well-informed advice and strategies that are sensitive to the various needs of multiple stakeholders and partners, reflects the strategic direction of the department and positions the organization for success.
- Emotional Intelligence—A complement to social intelligence, emotional intelligence is our ability to communicate at the emotional level, exhibiting self-awareness, and regulations and be in tune with our own emotions. These characteristics are particularly related to leadership "charisma."
- Influential/Community Engagement—Ability to be a strategic influence. It involves taking a variety of actions to influence others including establishing credibility or using data to directly persuade or address a person’s issues or concerns.
- Detail Oriented—You are naturally thorough, attentive to details, and take pride in doing things right.
What you will bring:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required, MBA and/or CPA preferred.
- Accounting experience in the nonprofit sector with experience as well in either healthcare or insurance. Experience in all three sectors is preferred.
- Supervisory experience leading diverse groups of people to success.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT US-
- Casual work environment in a hybrid work setting
- Competitive salary based on experience
- Flexible Paid Time Off
- Small team culture and collaboration
- Investment in continuous employee learning and development
- Paid four weeks of FMLA and two weeks of caregiver leave
- Structured support for a dynamic self-care plan that helps you to manage your work/life integration
- Strengths-based professional development and individualized coaching
- A trauma-informed culture where you are encouraged and supported to show up to work every day exactly as you are!
- The knowledge your work is helping to provide hope and healing to people who need it most and changing our communities for the better!
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We know you will value Heartland’s culture of trauma informed care, our celebration of diversity and inclusion, flexibility, and our focus on caring for our people. If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a fast paced, collaborative, and team-oriented environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for you!