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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Career Path Services Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA
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Believe the way to break the spirit of poverty is through the dignity of work
Have a track record of the highest integrity and ethics with a professional reputation of servant leadership
Have an inclusive and collaborative approach to managing people
Want to make a "Best place to work" better

As our CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, every day is a chance to be a key member of the Senior Management Team and help lead an organization of professionals who are dedicated to doing what right, because it is the right thing to do. The Chief Financial Officer will work directly with the Board of Directors, CEO, and COO to make long-term organizational decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating models, and grant and contract development and management. This position is responsible for the current and future fiscal and administrative integrity of the organization and ensures that timely, accurate fiscal and programmatic data are available to the Board of Directors, management team, and external entities as required.

The CFO remains current on best practices and oversees compliance with laws, regulations, and fiscal and administrative requirements of 30+ federal, state, county, and privately funded grants and contracts with face values in excess of $16 million. This individual must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment, work autonomously in a results and deadline oriented workplace, maintain confidentiality, and lead the organizational 15 member administrative team, including the Fiscal Manager, Human Resources Manager, and Information Technology Manager. The stability of this position depends directly upon individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

A successful CFO will be an experienced, forward-thinking, and a strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong financial focus. This seasoned executive should have experience driving strategic planning initiatives, be articulate and possess excellent communication skills with the ability to establish a strong working relationship as well as the ability to make effective, persuasive, and understandable presentations to the Executive Team, Board, employees, fund sources, and the public on complex topics and issues.


Ensure the timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial, data, and management reporting and translate performance measures of the organization into useful information for the Board and leadership team, and converting organizational strategies into measurable, actionable plans.The CFO fulfills key functions as a leader in grant/contract applications. The CFO is responsible for budget development/supervision to support planned program outcomes. Other functions include narration, strategic input, community partnership development, focus group facilitation, and other related activities.
Responsible for fiscal integrity of the organization as a whole, creating and applying policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current laws and regulations. Leads audit and administrative monitoring efforts, ensures timely filing of all audits and tax returns. Liaison with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
Once the annual staffing pattern is approved by the CEO, the CFO updates the Cost Allocation and Indirect Cost Plans, budgeting overhead costs across all contracts throughout the fiscal year. In addition, creating and maintaining, or supervising, the development of strategic program budgets, and determining the potential financial impact of budgetary decision making. Determines cash flow and other reserve fund needs, updating the Board annually.
Oversee the administration of the organization accounting system, ensuring proper and timely maintenance of internal controls and financial processes and procedures. The CFO creates systems, procedures, and drafts policies in the following areas: accounting, procurement, internal controls, information management and systems, network administration, Internet operations, human resources, benefits administration, risk management, banking and credit, and general office systems.
Create and maintain the organization's risk management plan, including facilitating and supervising the reporting, tracking, follow up, and remediation of identified risks.



* Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related.
* Minimum 5years financial management and supervisory experience in an organization with a multi-source budget in excess of $5 million, and a minimum of 10years of broadly based accounting experience.
* Technical expertise, including extensive experience with computer based accounting software, word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software.
* Excellent analytical, organizational, written and oral communication skills required.
* Knowledge of federal fiscal and administrative regulations, including OMB Super Circular and single audits.
* Must be able to work in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and cultural competency.


* CPA or MBA preferred.
* Certified Workforce Development Professional (CWDP) credential



* RETIREMENT: Participation in the Organization's 403(b) Retirement Plan with a generous employer contribution once eligible following probationary period.
* HEALTH PLAN & VISION PLAN: PPO and High Deductible options with FSA and HSA options (respectively). The Organization contributes up to $7,968 per year for the employee only health benefit costs and an additional amount for the employee's dependents, if applicable.
* DENTAL PLAN: Provided for self and dependents.
* ANNUAL LEAVE: 12* hours of vacation and 8 hours of sick leave accruals per month. *Up to 40 hours of vacation usage allotted during probationary period.
* ADDITIONAL LEAVE: Paid Bereavement and Jury Duty.
* HOLIDAYS: 10Paid Holidays per year plus one Floating Holiday.
* CORPORATE OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Thursday.
* BASIC LIFE/AD&D INSURANCE: $50,000 employer paid.
* VOLUNTARY/ SUPPLEMENTAL: Participation in Supplemental Long Term Disability available.
* LIFE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provided for self and family.
* HEALTH ADVOCATE: Provided for self and family.
* FSA DEPENDENT CARE: Participation in FSA Dependent Care available.
* REIMBURSEMENTS: Reimbursement allowances for professional development, personal development, internet, and cell phone.


Career Path Services is a workforce development and employment training 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered in Spokane, WA that was established in 1971 through funds provided by the 1962 Manpower Development and Training Act, which President John F. Kennedy signed into law on March 15, 1962. As an organization, we pride ourselves in being a part of our community and truly enriching the community we work in. We value our diverse team-based environments while recognizing the creativity and initiative of individuals. Career Path Services is committed to the training and development of employees, lifelong learning, and leadership development.

Founded in 1872, Spokane, Washington is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest (the sunny side of the state). Coined "near nature, near perfect", Spokane boasts an array of outdoor activities from the Spokane River which runs through the city and the beautiful Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane, to the Centennial trail, ample hiking trails and lakes, ski resorts, camping areas, and white-water rafting areas. Spokane has been selected as an All-America City three