Chief Financial Officer

Home Builders Institute Inc
Washington D.C.
Oct 14, 2020
Nov 18, 2020
Full Time

We are currently seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to join HBI's Senior Leadership Management Team to oversee the Finance and Accounting function in our Washington, DC corporate office. The CFO will plan, direct, implement, and manage the organization's overall financial plans, policies, and practices, and is a strategic partner that reports to the President & CEO. This position ensures the fiscally sound practices of the organization's financial operations and develops and coordinates necessary and appropriate financial, accounting, and statistical data for the organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Interact with the President & CEO and staff to drive continuous improvement in key processes and plan, develop, and implement action in support of HBI's financial affairs.
  • Serve as a strategic partner as a member of the executive leadership team and a key partner to the CEO and the management team in the development of strategic plans. Ensure the linkage of those plans to annual budgets and forecasts. Foster high integrity and trusting relationships with the board, leadership team, regulators, and customers.
  • Provide critical leadership in the areas of financial and cost analysis, financial metrics, budget reports, investments, risk management, and financial and government reporting.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the President & CEO and board of trustees based on analysis of financial and investment results/status and projections, including the impact of revenue and cost drivers.
  • Develop, monitor, and oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with the organization's strategic plan. Provide oversight for and manage all budgets, forecasts, cash flow projections, and internal financial plans and processes; ensure quality control measures for internal and fiscal safeguarding especially as the organization considers sponsorships.
  • Oversee accounting and general ledger functions, ensuring that systems are in place to ensure timely, complete, and accurate financial data and reporting.
  • Recommend and develop financial policies, procedures, systems, and other requirements based on changes in applicable laws, financial/accounting requirements, credit facilities, and/or evolving needs.
  • Direct, consolidate, and analyze program-related cost data and performance reporting to include relevant statistical or operating trend analysis of data. In addition, provide and analyze other routine reports and monthly departmental reports. Analyze results and provide narrative that will facilitate effective decision-making.
  • Advise the CEO and other key members of the leadership team on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, funding priorities, strategic planning, and policy matters.
  • Serves as the financial liaison to the board; effectively communicating and presenting critical financial matters at select board of trustees and committee meetings. Also acts as chief liaison to the Finance & Budget Committee as well as Audit Committee.
  • Recommend and support the procurement of innovative financial systems that meet the needs of the organization.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance is required. CPA license and/or MBA is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a financial management position within a non-profit or corporate environment needed.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial practices related to the non-profit sector.
  • Very strong background and experience with Federal Grants and Federal Funding Requirements, Budgeting, Reporting, and especially Compliance.
  • Extensive non-profit audit experience (990s and A-133s)
  • Demonstrated financial reporting and modeling experience
  • Strong strategic planning, forecasting, and budgeting experience needed.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Thorough knowledge of the budget preparation, contracts, sponsorships, cash flow projections and financial analysis, and federal, state, and local accounting requirements
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite. Advanced Excel skills required.
  • Experience with travel, expense, invoice management systems needed.
  • A collaborative and flexible leadership style is needed with a strong service mentality.
  • Outstanding written, interpersonal, and collaboration skills with poise, professionalism, and grace under pressure using sound judgment is needed.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidence
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment with short deadlines, demonstrating a flexible approach
  • Experience leading, coaching, and mentoring staff
  • Some travel may be necessary

HBI offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

HBI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law.

HBI, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is a national leader in construction career training, offering certification programs, mentoring, pre-apprenticeships, advanced training, job placement services, and more. Our programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds, including at-risk youth and underserved populations such as veterans, displaced workers, and formerly incarcerated persons, with the skills and experience necessary to build successful, long-term careers in the building industry.


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