Reimagine Freedom Center is the strategic home of the Freedom Charter and the umbrella organization for Young Women’s Freedom Center, Beloved Community Housing, Sister Warriors Freedom Coalition, and other emerging initiatives and organizations toward the liberation of women and girls and trans people of all genders most harmed by mass incarceration and racist and sexist policies.
As the anchor organization, Reimagine Freedom Center supports the backend infrastructure, including finance, operations, human resources, and communications, political, and narrative strategy. Under the leadership of the President and in partnership with the Executive Leadership team, the CFO will play a critical role in expanding the fiscal infrastructure and systems.
- Center the core mission of Reimagine Freedom and its affiliates, and ensure that all decisions and policies uphold the principles, values, and vision of the Freedom Charter.
- Develop and implement systems that support the scale and size of the organization, prioritizing accessibility for members, clients, and the organization’s base. This includes ensuring multiple ways to distribute funds, tools for the unbanked, and rapid response times, etc.
- Employ a racial equity and justice lens in your work.
- Invest in the leadership and development of other team members and the staff of affiliate organizations.
Core Aspects of Position:
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters of the Organization and its affiliate organizations. The CFO will partner with the Senior Executive leadership and the Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies across the organization to build and strengthen the financial infrastructure of a rapidly growing organization. The CFO will oversee all compliance and recognition for government (federal and state) contracts and private grants and ensure that Executives have the tools they need for fiscal management and reporting. The CFO must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a finance staff and collaborating with Senior Executive Leadership.
- Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed
- Oversee cash, investment, and asset management
- Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans
- Provide quality data and reports to the President and Executive Leadership team to inform decision making
- Develop and provide information financial models for increasing and managing assets and supporting multiple organizations to be fiscally strong
Planning, Policy, and External Relations
- Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets
- Develop financial business plans and forecasts
- Participate in organization policy development as it related to finance management as a member of the senior management team
- Engage senior management to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections. Review these plans with the President and Executive team and prepare for presentation to the Board of Directors
- Represent the organization to existing and potential financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
- Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations
Accounting and Administration
- Oversee the migration and set up of, and manage new finance system and setup and operations of multiple organizations
- Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function; supervise Reimagine Freedom’s finance staff.
- Ensure all team members are upholding GAAP principles and systems are in place to ensure top quality work and performance and compliance
- Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
- Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and Reimagine Freedom’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
- Primary liaison with outside auditors and finance committees; responsible for leading the audit planning, significant accounting policies and their adoption, and financial statement preparation and disclosure. Review tax returns prepared by outside accountants prior to organization officer sign-off. Work with accountants on tax planning.
- Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
The CFO must be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 7 plus years of experience in finance with demonstrated growth in leadership, ideally someone that has experience in building or expanding complex businesses or organizations, deep understanding of audits and taxation, experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. They should have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a complex nonprofit with multiple funding sources including government (federal and state) contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse programs and additional income streams.
The CFO will have the following experience and attributes:
- At least 3 years experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a complex organization that has multiple affiliates and a track record of escalating knowledge of investment mechanisms.
- Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
- Must be able to work well with people from a diverse background and across organizational structure
- Must be excited about building new systems and working in a fast paced and growing organizational structure
- Must be able to handle change well and have an understanding of change management
- Believes in the mission and vision of the organization and uses the values and vision as the foundation for systems development, policies, practices, and decision making while upholding the highest standards for accounting and finance management
- Significant experience in or knowledge of accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
- Experience in non-profit and multi-entity organizations is desired but not required. Experience working with information technology staff of consultants to manage finance and accounting software packages.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent analytical and abstract reasoning skills, plus excellent organization skills
How to Apply:
Please send your resume and a thoughtful, one-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject line “CFO Application_(LastName)”
We strongly encourage candidates who hold marginalized identities and nontraditional professional backgrounds to apply. Young Women’s Freedom Center does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every candidate. We do review every submission carefully and we will contact those who we’d like to interview