The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will provide overall direction and leadership to United Community Health Center’s (UCHC) financial functions, which include Finance, Budget and Accounting, Grants and Contracts, Purchasing, Asset Management, and Financial Analysis/Strategy. The CFO will be a trusted and valued professional partner to the CEO, COO, and Board of Directors and a key member of the executive management team. The CFO will serve as an exemplary model of outstanding executive behaviors relating to leadership, integrity, creativity, and interpersonal relationships. The CFO will ensure that the financial dimensions of UCHC’s strategic plans and operational activities are effectively implemented, and that results are monitored, objectives are attained, fiduciary responsibilities are upheld, and appropriately communicated. The CFO will manage a talented team of supporting personnel, including potential succession candidates. This position reports to the CEO.
- Serve as a key advisor to CEO and Executive Management team on financial and administrative matters and in the development and achievement of institutional goals, objectives, and strategy.
- Responsible for the effective management of staff and budgets for activities assigned.
- Responsible for Institutes-wide planning and management of financial resources.
- Strategically guide the development and management of UCHC’s operating and capital budgets, forecast, and long-range plan.
- Financial analysis and asset management functions.
- Responsible for an efficient and effective financial management and reporting system which properly accounts for revenues and expenditures of the organization and provides for financial reports and information needed for management decision purposes.
- Responsible for oversight of financial activities associated with business development relationships (corporate and clinical) and fundraising initiatives.
- Understands key elements of UCHC’s risk profile, and recommends reasonable risk management strategies to the CEO, including but not limited to constructing and monitoring reliable systems of control focused on ensuring financial compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements, and maintaining appropriate insurance coverages for the organization.
- Provide leadership in the planning, formulation, and implementation of UCHC-wide policies and procedures consistent with relevant business and financial guidelines, and applicable governmental regulatory requirements and guidelines.
- Assure compliance with governmental regulations and industry standards. Responsible for the effective coordination and conduct of all Institute audits: internal and external, financial, operational, and program.
- Develop and implement structures that promote strong, effective relationships within the Institutes’ finance functions and between the Institutes’ scientific, administrative and financial functions.
- May perform other duties as assigned by CEO.
- Advanced degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Finance; certification as CPA or equivalent preferred.
- Advanced technical skills in MS Excel, Access, and SQL database reporting
- Fifteen plus years of progressive management experience in finance and financial management roles; healthcare, non-profit environment a plus.
- Proven analytical skills, knowledge of scientific research environments, and the ability to drive success in complex initiatives within a fast-paced environment are a must. The incumbent must thrive in a collaborative environment and possess the ability to foster strong internal and external relationships.
- The CFO will have a collaborative, inclusive, and collegial leadership style; personal integrity; demonstrated good judgment, intellectual curiosity; superior communication skills; resilience; energy; and commitment to the mission of the Gladstone Institutes.
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