20 days old

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


Responsible for leading, planning and overseeing all financial and fiscal management aspects of the organization’s operations. Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, information technology, business planning, accounting, compliance and budgeting efforts of the organization. Direct, with overall responsibility for, internal controls, forecasts, financial reporting, compliance and budgetary controls as well as treasury management and banking. Leads team of accounting, IT and administrative staff to reach organizational goals and provide excellent internal and external customer service. Performance of the following duties is done personally or through subordinate staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is not all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

         Oversee the preparation and control of the organization’s budgets and forecasts. Interpret operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the organization and make specific recommendations for cost reduction, revenue enhancement and surplus improvement.

         Develop and analyze statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of financial position, performance against budget or forecast, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.

         Establish effective budgeting systems and reporting mechanisms for operating and capital needs.

         Serve as an active and engaged member of the Senior Leadership Team. Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives and operational execution.

         Provide financial information and support to management and the Board in the formulation and execution of strategic plans and objectives for the organization. Create long range financial plans for fulfilling operating and capital budget needs based on strategic plans and initiatives.

         Ensure financial statements are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and oversee the preparation of the annual audit and the Form 990.

         Ensure Charity Navigator, Guidestar and Cleveland Better Business Bureau are updated annually with the most up to date information.

         Ensure effective financial and information technology internal controls for the organization. Continually evaluate established policies and procedures, and update or modify them as necessary.

         Ensure compliance and accurate reporting with all appropriate governmental agencies and revenue-based contracts, all relevant laws and regulations, the Food Bank’s policies and procedures, the food bank’s Regulatory/Compliance Reporting Policy, and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accounting.

         Complete financial analyses of organizational cash flow, investment strategies, banking relationships, debt management, etc. Develop and implement improvements as necessary.

         Along with the appropriate board committee chair, lead the Finance and Audit Committees of the Board.     

         Work directly with the Finance Committee to develop and maintain effective Investment Policies for all investments and continuously monitor and review investment performance. Maintain primary responsibility for relationship with external Investment Manager(s) to ensure that the organization’s investments are managed in accordance with those policies and that Committee and Board reporting and information needs are met.

         Work with the Audit Committee and our auditors to ensure a thorough annual auditing process and to oversee compliance.

         Develop and maintain good working relationships with banking, insurance, and non-organizational personnel in order to facilitate financial activities.

         Ensure that the organization’s professional reputation is maintained. Ensure appropriate levels of confidentiality regarding organization operations.

         Provide overall leadership and supervision to the Accounting, Compliance and Information Technology departments and ensure sufficient back-up or succession.

         Maintain required job knowledge, skills, and core professional competencies. Attend and participate in required educational programs and staff meetings.

         Act as a resource to the Feeding America Financial Leaders network.



Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or business management. MBA preferred.  CPA required. Ten or more years of high level accounting experience. Five or more years of supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous accounting experience with a nonprofit or public accounting firm preferred.  Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Four to five years of management experience required.


Posted: 2019-06-04 Expires: 2019-07-04

Contact Us

FEI Career Center

Laura Castle | lcastle@financialexecutives.org | 973.765.1000

Samantha Miller | smiller@careercast.com | 760-692-4148 | FEI Career Center Advertising

FEI Career Center is part of the FEI Affinity Programs Solutions Portfolio, a collection of essential business solutions for finance professionals. Learn more about FEI Affinity Programs Solutions.

Keep Learning

The most successful professionals are those committed to continuous learning. In person and online, FEI offers programs to help build your knowledge of finance management and fuel your career growth. No matter how or when you prefer to learn, FEI has programs that work for you.

Learn More

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Greater Cleveland Food Bank
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast