The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) has an immediate need for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead all financial aspects of the organization. The CFO will direct and administer fiscal activities in support of policies, processes, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of Directors. The primary role of the CFO is to develop, enhance and maintain financial systems, controls and reports to ensure integrity in accounting, budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting, financial control, audit, tax and payroll processes. The CFO participates as a key member of the executive team, actively involved in analyzing and resolving major strategic, operating and financial issues. The CFO will lead the Finance team to ensure compliance with federal contractual and programmatic requirements and oversees all fiscal reporting activities including revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of grant budgets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Monitor the organization's accounting operations to ensure compliance with federal contract requirements, generally accepted accounting principles, and the overall budget as approved by the Board of Directors.
- Provide timely and accurate analysis of company and departmental budgets and financial reports in order to assist departmental managers, the Board and CEO in performing their responsibilities.
- Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting NCMEC; i.e., evaluation of potential acquisitions, pension funds and investments, long range tax issues of the company, and significant subsidiary and branch investments.
- Monitor and maintain a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
- Review all contracts of the company to ensure the financial aspects of contracts and the requirements of the company are evaluated prior to execution.
- Work with the President, CEO on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships.
- Participate in business development, specifically: assist the CEO and VP, Strategic Advancement and Partnerships in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
- Ensure adequate controls are established and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits. Specific knowledge of Federal contracting and relevant OMB and Agency regulations is required.
- Work with the Director, Finance to oversee NCMEC’s operating budget. Work with the EVP, COO to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all federal contractual and programmatic requirements. Specific knowledge regarding Federal reporting is necessary.
- Oversee and ensure the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational grant budgets.
- Oversee payroll activity for staff. Experience with cost allocation of labor helpful.
- Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversee federal awards and programs.
- Coordinate the activities of independent auditors ensuring all A-133 and OIG audit issues are resolved appropriately.
- Work with outside audit firm to ensure the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP and that federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information are presented in a complete fashion.
- Work with the Vice President, Human Resources on the administration of all NCMEC’s Health and Welfare Plans, including the 401(a) and 403(b) Retirement Plans. Serves as a key member of the NCMEC Retirement Investment Committee.
- Work with the Office of Legal Counsel on business insurance plans and with the VP of Human Resources on health care coverage cost analysis.
- Attend Board and Committee meetings; including being the staff liaison for the Audit, Endowment, and Finance & Admin Committee. Function as the Assistant Treasurer for the NCMEC Board of Directors.
- Monitor banking activities of the organization. Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs.
- Oversee Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll functions. Ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place functional and monitored.
- Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations and agency agreements.
- Ensure the successful execution of NCMEC’s safety and security programs for all of its locations nationwide.
- Oversee the Chief Building Engineer to provide preventive building maintenance services. Lead and or assist in any occupancy relocation issues including compliance with procurement regulations.
- Other duties and special projects as required.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance; Master's degree/MBA preferred
- CPA required
- Minimum 10 years' executive level accounting experience
- At least 5 years' nonprofit experience (preferably with programs supported by federal funds)
- Knowledge of nonprofit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections