Job #993: Chief Financial Officer - New York, NY (1-8-19)

  • Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: $150,000 - $175,000


The Center for Jewish History (CJH) is a cultural institution, independent research facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. It is home to five independent partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), American Sephardi Federation (ASF), Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), Yeshiva University Museum and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.         

The Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for overseeing the accounting and administrative functions of the Center for Jewish History.  He or she will oversee planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities and providing day-to-day management and supervision of the finance and administrative functions. 



The Chief Financial Officer will report to the CJH President/CEO and the CJH Board of Directors.



  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the finance functions of CJH and provide leadership, direction and supervision to CJH staff engaged in internal accounting and administrative duties.
  • Supervise and direct all aspects of general ledger and financial reporting activities performed for CJH.
  • Prepare operating budgets, financial forecasts and financial reports for the Boards of Directors.
  • Monitor CJH operating and capital budget variances - ensure that each operates within budget guidelines.
  • Administer the preparation of annual financial statements.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and regulatory action.
  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices – ensure that effective internal controls are in place and comply with GAAP and applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules.
  • Develop and maintain CJH policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Monitor banking activity - ensure adequate cash flow to meet the needs of CJH..
  • Supervise purchasing and employee payroll activities.
  • Coordinate matters with CJH legal counsel as required.
  • Participate in Board-initiated special projects.



  • High level of personal integrity – dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
  • Proven leadership skills through 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles.
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and OMB Circular A-133.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Track record of integrating technology to build efficient operating processes.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in general office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite, Blackbaud, Quickbooks and Fund E-Z software (or other similar not-for-profit general ledger software) and use of databases.
  • BS in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA desirable.


The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.


Please submit a cover letter and resume, in addition to any requirements for your application, to Jordana Renick, Director of HR at Please mention that you are a member of EisnerAmper's Friends of the Firm program.  Make sure to include Job #993 in the subject line and to copy Nkrumah Pierre and Isabella Brilliant at on your email.