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Chief Financial Officer

Posted: 02/05/2024

Position Summary 

The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) supports the work of Camp Tecumseh, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to the vision to provide people of all backgrounds and ages with the finest camp experience in the country. The CFO serves on the CEO’s senior leadership team; oversees and manages financial matters, investments, and office; and provides strategic direction and leadership business operations and initiatives. The CFO also positions Camp Tecumseh as a community convener and collaborator to address critical social issues.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

 

Financial & Compliance

  • Monitors monthly financial operations, prepares analysis, and reports, and gives guidance to executive and operating staff. Works closely with operations staff on issues that affect the financial outcome. Secures and allocates program or project resources so that strategic objectives can be achieved. Prepares specific recommendations.

  • Reviews, updates, and/or develops internal control systems for Camp Tecumseh and oversees internal audits which check for compliance on a variety of policies and standards. Provides recommendations for improvement.

  • Actively engages the board in challenging conversations and decision-making to advance Camp Tecumseh’s impact. Works directly with the assigned committee(s) of the board (e.g., Finance, Investment, Audit) to build volunteer relationships, develop policies, monitor their implementation, and meet the related needs of the board.

  • Anticipates trends and their implications on the future of the organization. Manages investments, under the direction of the Investment Committee, and within the risk tolerance expressed by the Board via the asset allocation policy.

  • Oversees the accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll process and procedures along with reconciliation of accounts. 

  • Oversees preparation of reports to YMCA of the USA, and governmental agencies. Oversees preparation of audit reports and tax returns including IRS Form 990.

  • Oversees the development of the annual operating budget, including all programmatic and departmental budgets. Guides the organization to make tough choices about what to stop, start, and continue. Collaborates closely with operations staff to ensure that budgets are well-planned, realistic, and prepared in a timely manner.

  • Develops performance indicators and measurement systems for tracking strategic plan objectives. Evaluates current business models and leads efforts to modify or redesign business models where necessary


Leadership 

  • Leads staff and oversees administrative operations.

  • Positively influences organizational culture to ensure it is appropriate and effective to achieve the mission of the organization and motivate and retain quality staff.

  • Develop a strong team to ensure all goals are met efficiently and effectively.

  • Provide leadership to the operation in all areas by setting clear goals and high expectations.

  • Provide effective coaching to develop strong teams and lead by example as a reflective leader.

  • Establish and promote positive communication among all team members of Camp Tecumseh to increase collaboration and reduce inefficiencies.

  • Advocates for, and participates in, Performance Management activities with direct reports to ensure goal achievement and continuous growth and development.

 

Operational Excellence

  • Actively supports, represents, and extends the mission, vision, and values of Camp Tecumseh

  • Represent Camp Tecumseh in a professional manner at all times, providing courteous service to both internal and external constituents and presenting a positive image.

  • Serve as a thought partner to the CEO on various subjects

  • Collect, organize, and analyze data regarding the operational performance

  • Establishes and implements goals and action plans consistent with strategic and long-range plans as approved by the CEO and Board.

  • Maintain good relationships with the community through sound public relations and outreach.

  • Keep up to date on best practices and new opportunities 

  • Strategic thinking and ability to develop an effective long-term strategy and vision.

  • Manage and approve employee hours through payroll system

 

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises Administration, and other assigned departments.

 

Qualifications & Skills Requirements

 

Required Education/License/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or equivalent

  • Must be able to pass background checks including but not limited to: social security (identity), education, and previous employment verifications, personal/professional references, professional license verification, criminal background check, motor vehicle record, and/or a credit check under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA) as a requirement of continued employment.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the minimum requirements set by the company insurance carrier at all times.

 

Preferred Education

  • MBA, CPA, or CMA





 

Required Experience

  • 8+ years of substantive experience in accounting and financial management

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively; strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.  

  • Experience and knowledge of trends/best practices in the field

  • Computer/Office Skills: Strong proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google Drive.

  • Knowledge and understanding of general business matters required including budget development, financial reporting, cash management, banking, and debt financing instruments

  • Knowledge of computer systems, including experience with system selection, new system implementation and project management. 

  • Experience with investment management and asset allocation 

  • Experience in effectively managing a staff team

 

Preferred Experience

  • Previous experience with voluntary/nonprofit organizations preferred

  • Previous experience building and implementing an annual strategic development plan

  • Experience working with donor databases

  • Experience with Camper registration software (youth groups/conferences), donation software, payroll software and Zoom

 

Requirements

  • Must be an individual with integrity, and the ability to look at the big picture of Camp Tecumseh’s mission

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information

  • Must be a dependable self-starter that meets strict timelines, has attention to detail, and strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrated capacity to remain objective yet connected, manage reactivity, and self-regulate in response to challenges

  • Capacity to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds

  • Must be flexible and adaptable in the presence of unforeseen circumstances

  • Must have knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office skills, and email

  • Must be able to demonstrate a capacity to work independently without close oversight, while also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority internally and externally

  • Must be willing to be trained to drive camp vehicles

  • Must be able to operate a golf cart or LSV (low-speed vehicle) in accordance with safety laws around Camp Tecumseh property (or willing to be trained)

  • Follow all rules and guidelines set forth in the Camp Tecumseh YMCA Staff Handbook






 

Physical Demands and Work Environment 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

 

Work Environment

  • This position is primarily performed in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate

  • This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, AV systems, etc. 

 

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 the job. 

  • Must be able to lift, bend, twist, stoop, and have good hand dexterity

  • May be required to work more than an eight-hour day and weekends

  • Regular & prolonged computer use. Must be able to communicate via computer and phone/smart device

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time when in office. 

  • Ability to operate a motorized vehicle to travel to meetings

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust. Must be able to identify colors

 

Position Type 

This is a year-round, full-time position. Days and hours generally align with the camp office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but may be flexible based on need. Evening, night, and weekend work may be required as duties demand. This position does have the possibility of remote work during the slower seasons.

 

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