Chief Financial Officer

TITLE: Chief Financial Officer 

EE0 STATUS: Exempt 

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer 

Primary Purpose of Position: 

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a member of the Leadership Team and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the organization to provide both operational and programmatic support. The CFO has primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all finance and Operations related activities of the organization. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, project and operational budgeting, cash flow forecasting, strategic planning, project accounting, identifying potential legal issues, property and asset management, partnership compliance and public and private funding compliance. The CFO supervises the finance, and is responsible for compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as donor and statutory regulations. The CFO directly assists the Chief Program Officer (CPO) on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. 

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships on city, state, and national levels, as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts and grants.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the leadership team and maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team 
  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and strategic initiatives 
  • Oversee the company’s transaction and processing systems
  • Ensure issuance of timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial results, and forecasts. 
  • Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of a comprehensive budget management system. 
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance management functions as well as operations of the organization. 
  • Provide executive management with advice on risks and financial implications of programmatic activities. 
  • Oversee management and administration of contracts and grants including financial reporting to funding agencies, and management of budgets. 
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. 
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes. 
  • Participate in developing new programs, specifically: assist in pricing proposals, approving program budgets and setting up compliant systems to efficiently manage the projects 
  • Advise the Leadership Team on financial and operational risks associated with prospective contracts and grants 
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems 
  • Provide budget management, financial analysis and compliance support to project teams. 
  • Draft policies related finance and operations and implement best practices 
  • Oversee all procurement activity in compliance with policies and procedures staff. 
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversee federal awards and programs. 
  • Oversee and manage audits ensuring all A-133 audit issues are resolved, 
  • Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead staff on the Audit/Finance Committee 
  • Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors 
  • Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies 
  • Oversee cash management and treasury operations of the organization. 
  • Evaluate cost-effectiveness of benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals. 
  • Ensure production of internal and external financial reports including donor reports, financial statements and special analysis and dashboard reports to Executive management, Audit/Finance Committee and Board of Directors. 
  • Assist in the analysis and implementation of periodic salary revisions. 
  • Manage the IT systems and ensure a disaster recovery plan for IT is in place 
  • Maintain appropriate insurance coverage. 
  • Oversee the inventory management and ensure compliance with organization policies and procedures 
  • Maintain employee HR files and ensure compliance with records retention procedures 

 Core Competencies: 

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, established program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate statutory regulations. 
  • The ability to recognize and respond to the needs of all stakeholders of the organization, including, but not limited to, funding organizations, the Board of Directors, local community advocates, participants, and employers. 
  • Strong managerial skills, including performance management and correction measures. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate, in both written and oral forms, and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations. 
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses. 
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation. 


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience. 
  • Completion of a master's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience. 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. 
  • Experience at the Controller or Chief Financial Officer level. 
  • Five to seven years of financial experience and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization. 
  • Experience in managing federal and state funded grants and contracts, and knowledge of regulations governing the use of federal and state funds. 
  • Advanced proficiency in general office and accounting software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks Enterprise or other similar not-for-profit accounting software, and use of databases. 

Salary Range: $78,000-$82,000 

Application Instructions: 

Please submit resume and cover letter to: by 4/19/2019. 

About SHIFT NC: SHIFT NC (Sexual Health Initiatives For Teens) is leading North Carolina to improve adolescent and young adult sexual health. After 30 years of success in adolescent pregnancy prevention, we have expanded our scope to include adolescent pregnancy, HIV and STIs, sexuality, healthy development, relationships, and access to care. Learn more at 

SHIFT NC offers equal opportunity to and prohibits the discrimination against or harassment of anyone based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, handicapping condition, or other reasons prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination and opportunity policy extends to employment, membership, board service and leadership, volunteerism, and participation in any of the organizations programs or services 

SHIFT NC is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from candidates with different lived experiences and backgrounds.