Job Summary: Position Summary
The Chief Financial Officer [CFO] is responsible for the financial management of the YWCA and three affiliated corporations – creating and maintaining accountability, excellence, and integrity within a challenging, meaningful, and mission-focused environment. In accordance with Board-approved policies, the CFO manages budget, cash flow, and accounting functions; creates and maintains strict internal controls; prepares monthly financial statements and management reports; ensures financial compliance with grant and contract requirements; coordinates audits; and supervises accounting staff. The CFO may also supervise a variety of administrative and operations functions, as assigned. As a member of the leadership team the CFO is a strategic thinker who helps to define, plan, and implement the future direction and growth of the YWCA, and who offers professional skills and expertise relevant to this work.
Primary Responsibilities: 1. Leadership Team. Work with CEO and senior managers to advance the YWCA’s mission, vision, strategic direction, and core strategies; develop and implement annual work plans; secure, budget, and manage resources; analyze data, form opinions, and recommend decisions; strengthen programs and operations; encourage and manage positive change; review policy and create policy recommendations; create a healthy, productive work environment; and develop a mission-focused organizational culture that promotes excellence, effective collaboration, and continuous innovation and improvement. Participate in campus master planning and program/capital expansion–related projects, as requested. Serve as a member of crisis response team when issues, emergencies, or crises arise. Support the success of colleagues by being responsive, willing to learn, and meeting their legitimate needs for timely cooperation and information. Help provide leadership and supervision in the CEO’s absence.
2. Board. As requested by the CEO, attend meetings of the Board of Directors and serve as staff liaison to Board committees and task forces. Participate actively and thoughtfully in long-term/strategic planning discussions. Prepare and present reports, as requested, measuring performance outputs and outcomes.
3. YWCA Events and Activities. Attend major YWCA events and activities such as LeaderLuncheon, Week Without Violence, Stronger Together Breakfast, Stand Against Racism, and the Annual YWCA Membership Meeting.
4. Community Relations. At the CEO’s request, represent the YWCA in meetings and strategic collaborations with other organizations and groups that advance the interests of the YWCA and the women and children the YWCA serves, educates, and benefits; represent the YWCA professionally and knowledgeably in a variety of settings; give community presentations and tours; and represent the YWCA with the media.
5. YWCA USA. Establish and maintain familiarity with YWCA USA membership agreement, mission impact framework and theory of change, strategic business plan, and key initiatives influencing YWCA Utah’s work. Educate other staff about these areas as needed and appropriate. Participate in national meetings, affinity groups, trainings, and other activities as requested.

Staff Supervision
1. Supervise assigned staff using Sanctuary principles, language, and tools.
2. Create a strong, cohesive, effective team whose work is aligned with the YWCA’s mission, vision, strategic direction, core strategies, and annual work plan.
3. Arrange/provide regular training (including cross-training), supportive supervision, and team-building opportunities that ensure staff learn and perform their job responsibilities well and can cover for one another during absences.
4. Make regular, effective communication with program/department staff a top priority: keep them well and accurately informed about their own and other programs and departments as well as the YWCA as whole. Be an effective conduit for accurate, appropriate information that enhances connection, engagement, understanding, and support.
5. Foster a healthy work environment that promotes excellence, integrity, accountability, respect, affirmation, and inclusion.
6. Clarify roles and responsibilities; establish clear performance expectations and reasonable work plans; arrange timely orientation and training; provide regular constructive guidance and meaningful performance reviews; articulate and model high professional and ethical standards.
7. Provide staff with the support, resources, and opportunities they need to do their jobs successfully and grow professionally.
8. Promote understanding and collaboration among staff/programs/departments within and throughout the organization.

Financial Management
1. Level of Knowledge
Gain and/or maintain accurate working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and standards for nonprofit accounting, including those issued by the FASB, OMB, and AICPA. Knowledge of federal grant management requirements surrounding allowable costs, time and effort reporting, and other administrative rules under the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost, Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards or OBM Super Circular at 2 CFR Part 200. Keep current on publications and materials related to nonprofit accounting so that the YWCA is strictly compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, and is a model of sound financial management.
2. Budgets and Cash Flow Management
a. Work with the CEO to develop the annual operating budgets for the YWCA and affiliated corporations, for Board approval.
b. Prepare project, program, and capital budgets as needed for grant applications and other purposes.
c. Prepare budget projections and pro formas, and analyze financial trends as needed.
d. Project, monitor, manage, and analyze cash flow. Regularly inform CEO of cash status, highlighting any potential problems in a timely way.
3. Accounting Functions
Desired Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a combined 5 or more years of education and experience:
● BA/BS degree required, preferably B.S. in Accountiing, A Certified Public Accountant CPA designation is required. . MBA or Masters in Public Accountancy strongly preferred.
● Public accounting audit experience is strongly preferred, with Single Audit and nonprofit audit experience.
● Excellent accounting skills and a minimum of 5-7 years strong, varied financial management experience, including budgeting, cash flow management, accounting, financial statements and reports, audits, internal controls, government contract compliance, investments. Significant nonprofit fund accounting experience required. Government grant/contract experience.
● Strong supervisory and management skills essential, with general nonprofit management experience preferred.
● The ability to think strategically, develop plans, and execute and evaluate them successfully.
● Collaborative team player who works effectively and constructively with colleagues and staff across programs and departments as well as throughout the organization.
● Excellent administrative skills, which may include contract administration and compliance, program development and evaluation.
● Excellent computer skills including proficiency with MS Office and database software relevant to the position.
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Professional and comfortable with a variety of people and audiences, which may include the media.
● Fluency in English (speaking and writing) required, with fluency in Spanish helpful.
● Flexible, able to work evenings and weekends, and to participate in regular on-call rotation if required by position.
● Ability to work respectfully with people of diverse ages, races, ethnicities, nationalities, socio-economic levels, beliefs, and lifestyles.
● Must be able to pass BCI, meet I-9 requirements, and, if driving on agency business, have a valid Utah driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and pass a motor vehicle record check.
● An understanding of and agreement with YWCA Utah’s mission, values and philosophy regarding the elimination of racism, empowerment of women and commitment to anti-oppression work and social justice.
● Understanding and commitment to issues of cultural diversity and anti-racism.
● Ability to work scheduled hours on a regular basis, some weekends and evenings required.
● Proficiency with general office duties, computer systems and technology.
● Excellent writing, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
● Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete projects within established timeframe.
● Demonstrated experience functioning within multidisciplinary settings.
● Skilled in establishing effective working relationships.
● Ability to collaborate and invite collaboration.
● Able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, conflict resolution and problem solving.
● If driving on busienss, a valid Utah driver’s license, access to an automobile, and valid auto insurance required.
How to Apply:
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $100,000
Salary Maximum: $110,000
Closing Date: 11/15/2020
Status: Full Time
Location: 322 East 300 South


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Contact Name: Maggie Utgoff