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Job #1047: Chief Financial Officer & VP of Administration - Philadelphia, PA (3-1-19)

  • Job Title: Chief Financial Officer & VP of Administration
  • Location: Pennsylvania
  • Salary: $150,000

Job Description:

Reporting to and partnering with the president/ CEO, the Chief Financial Officer & VP of Administration will set NDRI’s financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall strategy.  S/he will lead all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting.  As a member of the executive management team, the Chief Financial Officer & VP of Administration will work closely with a motivated and engaged board of directors. The Chief Financial Officer & VP of Administration will lead NDRI’s finance, human resources (HR), and information technology (IT) staff.



  1. Partner with the president/CEO on all operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the president/CEO based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
  2. Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the executive management team.
  3. Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with NDRI’s strategic plan.
  4. Engage the vice presidents (VP) of operations, partnership development, and strategic initiatives to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
  5. Engage the board of directors around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model and operational delivery.

Financial and Operational Management

  1. Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally.
  2. Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.
  3. Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and metrics for funding organizations and NDRI’s board of directors; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements.
  4. Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting.
  5. Coordinate all audit activities.
  6. Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations, thus providing the most competitive packages for NDRI’s employees.
  7. Review all formal finance-, HR-, and IT-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.

Team Management

  1. Develop and manage direct staff, to include managers in finance, HR, and IT; guide larger multi-disciplinary teams outside of direct span of control.
  2. Engage other members of the senior management team—VP for operations and SVP Strategic Initiatives; —to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support NDRI’s evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs.
  3. Provide guidance on attracting and developing key national team members for NDRI.



  1. A minimum of a BS and CPA/CMA; an MBA would be a plus, 10 years of broad finance experience, inclusive of federal grants management required.
  2. Experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.
  3. Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the chief executive of a multi-state and network-based entity. She/he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting), HR, and IT for a national nonprofit.
  4. Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
  5. Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial, HR, and technology policies and procedures.
  6. Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model.
  7. A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality. Needs to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
  8. A hands-on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
  9. An effective communicator, with strong oral and written skills.
  10. Strong commitment to developing team members.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to the social sector with a passion for the organization’s mission is essential.


Interested candidates should e-mail resume for consideration to Susan McGovern at:  Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #1047 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre and Isabella Brilliant at on your email.