Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, managing and controlling the financial and fiscal activities of the corporation in accordance with regulatory and funder requirements, including direct responsibility for accounting, finance, reporting, budget management, subcontractor fiscal compliance and strategic planning. Responsibilities also include purchasing, directing the agency’s accounting operations, invoicing oversight, overseeing the management of CFCHS’ assets, and making decisions based on conclusions for which there is little precedent. This position is staff to the Board’s Finance Committee and responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure that will allow CFCHS to continue to grow and fulfill its mission. Position is deemed critical and individual filling this role must be available when called upon.

Required Education/Experience

  • Master’s Degree with undergraduate or graduate degree in Accounting, Finance or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum of five years’ senior level experience as CFO or Controller in financial management and budgeting.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience preparing complete set of financial statements, disclosures, notes and compliance
  • Experience working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience supervising
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred.
  • Experience using accounting software preferred.
  • Experience working in not-for-profit or government behavioral health agency preferred.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations and rules governing the fiduciary responsibilities of the corporation.
  • Board Administration and Support – Support operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and employees, establishing operating strategies and policies and defining long- and short-term goals for the fiscal operations of the organization. Act as liaison to relevant Board Prepare and review financial statements and reporting packets for presentation to the Board. Communicate financial data in a transparent manner to facilitate understanding and decision making. Provide training and information related to internal controls and financial compliance. Present financial reports as requested. Complete special assignments from the Board and report progress and final outcomes.
  • Fiscal and Accounting Practices – Establish operating policies and procedures and supervise employees involved in accounting, billing, purchasing, and asset Ensure collection from funding sources and resolve unusual issues or contractual problems. Ensure reimbursement requests are paid in a timely manner. Oversee the procurement and purchasing of business insurance. Monitor banking activities. Provide documentation for preparation of F990 and F5500 IRS filings. Develop and maintain internal controls that ensures accurate and timely reporting of the agency’s financial position and that also safeguards the agency’s assets.
  • Sub-Recipient Monitoring – Coordinate, facilitate, and oversee the annual fiscal monitoring of sub-recipients. Ensure monitoring reports, corrective action plans, and follow-ups are tracked and completed.
  • Budgeting – Facilitate the budget process. Develop/maintain operating budget to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis and compliance with all contractual requirements, ensuring contractual deliverables are attained and funding for services is Participate in the development of budgets for each department. Develop a master budget for the organization. Accumulate variance analyses and review with Program Directors. Prepare budgets for grants or contracts as required. Train department managers on developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Reporting and Auditing – Review and analyze financial Ensure that relevant financial data is presented to the CEO and senior management team. Create trend reports on fee collection and labor efficiencies. Facilitate the audit processes by CPA’s and funding source representatives. Oversee preparation of documentation for federal, funder, internal, and accreditation audits. Provide documentation as requested and answer inquiries regarding areas of concern to the auditors or funders. Coordinate and facilitate required contacts with employees and Board to facilitate audits. Prepare all work papers and schedules required to


conduct the audit. Prepare draft financial statements, related footnotes, disclosures, and compliance schedules for annual independent audit.

  • Lead, mentor, train, evaluate, and develop employees to effectively perform required duties related to functional responsibilities, as well as meet corporate goals and Recruit and hire qualified employees as required.
  • Sustainability – Actively participate in senior management operations by attending meetings and providing input and creative ideas for strategic planning of short- and long-range goals. Position the agency’s liquid assets to optimize the utilization of funds and maximize cash Develop accounting and purchasing procedures to facilitate goals. Participate in managing entity development activities.
  • Committees and Workgroups – Participate in internal, community, statewide committees and Department of Children and Families’ workgroups as designated. Provide updates at management meetings or as necessary to ensure CFCHS and the regions’ stakeholders’ interests are
  • Quality and Performance – Review and provide recommendations on quarterly performance reports and follow up as needed. Accountable for meeting all managing entity Performance Outcomes related to the Fiscal
  • Responsible for development and implementation of the Business Plan and Administrative Cost Reduction
  • Emergency Preparedness – Perform duties as assigned, which may include deployment during a disaster.
  • It is an essential function of this position to be kind, respectful, and thoughtful to others while you are performing the duties that make up this job.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • In-depth understanding of subcontractor and funder billing processes
  • Advanced knowledge of rules and regulations related to fiscal activities, including GAAP
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel and accounting software; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs, client data system, and other computer applications, including email, word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written information, including regulations, and effectively communicate verbally and in writing where information includes precise data and terminology, possibly of a confidential nature
  • Ability to adapt and grasp new concepts, tools, and skills quickly and efficiently
  • Exceptional time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral communication and business writing skills
  • Ability to represent CFCHS well at funder, provider, and community venues
  • Ability to travel as required by the position
  • Provide internal and external technical assistance

Standards of Performance

  • Corporate Culture – Understand and embrace corporate mission, vision, goals and guiding principles
  • Communication – Demonstrate accurate, clear concise and courteous internal/external verbal and written communication and presentations; demonstrate sound listening skills; represent CFCHS well in the community
  • Quality of Work – Demonstrate accurate, neat and thorough work; infrequent errors that have minimal or no negative impact to CFCHS
  • Quantity of Work – Demonstrate sound work habits; work output and timeliness positively impacts CFCHS’ overall performance
  • Dependability – Complete assignments and meet deadlines; punctual and infrequent unplanned absences
  • Interpersonal Skills – Maintain positive and cooperative attitude; work harmoniously with others; demonstrate effective conflict resolution and welcome constructive feedback
  • Initiative – Work independently, problem solve, identify cost efficiencies, assume additional responsibility and offer support and assistance to others as appropriate


  • Adaptability – Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities
  • Decision Making – Demonstrate logical and sound judgment; ensure decisions are made at the appropriate level of authority
  • Ethics – Adhere to Standards of Business Conduct; Demonstrate sound ethical principles in all situations; Comply with all confidentially standards, including HIPAA, as related to client and employee privacy
  • Safety – Adhere to safety standards at all times

*This position requires candidates to take a test during the interview process.

Central Florida Cares Health System, Inc. (CFCHS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations.

CFCHS is a behavioral health administrative and management organization whose primary focus is to promote a comprehensive, seamless system of recovery and resiliency to individuals in the community who are in need of these services. CFCHS offers a comprehensive benefits package and is a smoke-free workplace.

All newly hired employees and volunteers must be screened through E-Verify. CFCHS does not share any E-Verify user ID or password and all personally identifiable information is safeguarded.

All candidates must successfully complete a pre-employment Level II Background Screening.  Additionally, all candidates must provide a Local Law Criminal Background verification from the county of their residence.

CFCHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of CFCHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by CFCHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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