Position:                     Chief Financial Officer

Reports To:                Executive Director                          

Status:                        Exempt, Full Time

Revised:                      November 26, 2019

General Responsibilities:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) shall keep and maintain or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of the Corporation. The CFO shall deposit, or cause to be deposited all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of the corporation with such depositories as may be designated by the Board. The CFO shall: 1) disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the Corporation as may be ordered by the Board; 2) render to the Executive Director, Treasurer and the Directors, whenever they request it, an account of all transactions as CFO and the financial condition of the Corporation; and 3) have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs and Manages the Finance Department, which presently consists of a Financial Analyst, Senior Accountant, Accounting Associate/IT Coordinator, and Receptionist/Accounting clerk.
  • Establishes accounting policies and procedures for the agency.
  • Manages and analyzes the preparation of monthly financial reports, annual budgets and forecast. Presents annual Agency budget to Finance Committee and Board of Directors as well as monthly reports to the Finance Committee.
  • Oversees the company’s fiscal activities, including assuring fiscal compliance with governmental contracts. In addition, the CFO is responsible for budget modifications to governmental grants and contracts.
  • Manages the flow of cash.
  • Manages the billings to governmental agencies. This includes the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA), the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA), and the Los Angeles Public Health Department, Division of HIV and STD Programs (DHSP).
  • Manages and reviews payroll from payroll service vendor.
  • In collaboration with the Human Resource Manager, procures Workers Compensation, health, dental, life, property, automobile and directors and officers insurances.
  • Responsible for the management and coordination of the annual financial audit including the single audit; in addition, responsible for governmental agency financial or fiscal audits.
  • Participates in strategic planning in cooperation with other senior managers. Develops financial organizational strategies; evaluates potential new programs and the impact of regulatory actions.
  • Works with program management in the areas of cost reduction, budgeting, and fiscal compliance with contracts.
  • Reviews bank reconciliations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Salary:  Competitive DOE


Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting a must; master’s degree or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or both preferred. Person must have at least five years of management experience in a responsible financial management position with a nonprofit organization. Persons without nonprofit experience should have a master’s degree or CPA and equivalent managerial experience.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in computerized general ledger systems
  • Experience with fund accounting or accounting for restricted funds preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of constituents


What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Kaiser platinum HMO medical insurance at no cost to employee
  • 10 paid holidays per year plus 2 floating holidays per year
  • Fulfilling work in a highly diverse and inclusive environment



Alliance for Housing and Healing is an equal opportunity employer. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Alliance’s policy prohibits discrimination based on medical conditions, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, perceived medical conditions, race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, sex, gender, perceived sex or gender, gender identity gender expression, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditional, marital status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, Uniform Service Member and Veteran status, transgender status, sex stereotypes, domestic partner status, political affiliation or belief or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. All such discrimination is unlawful. Alliance is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. Alliance’s anti-discrimination policy applies to all persons involved in the operation of Alliance and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of Alliance, including supervisors, coworkers, and third parties doing business with Alliance such as vendors, independent contracts, unpaid interns, volunteers, and others doing business with Alliance. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including advertising, recruitment, testing, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.


Alliance will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.


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