Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta, Georgia
$110,000-$130,000 + benefits (including 403b)
Nov 14, 2020
Dec 14, 2020
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

HOPE Atlanta is seeking a strategically minded and experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead the finance, grants and accounting functions of our high-performing and quickly expanding homeless-serving organization.  HOPE Atlanta’s mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to address homelessness and provide solutions that promote lifelong stability.  Founded in 1900, the organization offers a continuum of evidence-based “housing first” services, including emergency lodging, permanent supportive housing, case management, street outreach, homeless prevention, veterans housing and employment, special needs (HIV/AIDS) housing, reunification, and rapid re-housing to nearly 10,000 individuals and families across 32 counties. HOPE Atlanta’s vision is to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief, and non-recurring.

The organization has recently announced its intent to combine efforts with another homeless-serving nonprofit; the organization is set to merge in with HOPE Atlanta in January 2021 and will expand from a budget of $12m to a budget of $16m annually.  HOPE Atlanta has experienced more than 30% growth in the last two years, endeavored on a new strategic plan, and mounted a robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic/ financial crisis.  The candidate is responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, including leading the integration of the two nonprofits.  She/he has experience with complex governmental grants, compliance, updating processes, and optimizing resources toward mission delivery.

Reports to: CEO / Full time, Exempt

Primary Responsibilities

  • Sets strategic direction for the department, managing limited unrestricted funds to supplement restricted funds in alignment with the strategic plan
  • Develops operating plan and enhanced procedures to ensure greater long-term stability and resilience 
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements.
  • Develops and monitors Operating Budget/Budget Modifications
  • Manages fiscal operational areas; will work with firm to ensure integration of two finance systems in early 2021.
  • In cooperation with directors, supervises purchasing system and controls expenditures of agency funds
  • Works closely with board treasurer and board finance committee as well as with other executive leaders
  • Reviews accounting and budgeting procedures.  Recommends and implements changes
  • Develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.
  • Identifies areas for cost saving and revenue maximization
  • Conducts cost analysis on program components
  • Negotiates contracts and represents the agency with public, governmental and affiliate organizations
  • Develops, implements, and monitors agency Fiscal Policies and Procedures
  • Maintains appropriate records of the fiscal affairs of the organization
  • Supervises the preparation and filing of all financial reports
  • Directs accounting activities including maintenance of general ledgers
  • Supervises the maintenance of cash flow system
  • Prepares and presents internal reports to the management team and Board of Directors.
  • Engages the board finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery
  • Monitors accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepares revenues and expenditures forecasts
  • Reviews quotes on large equipment purchases, services and real estate. Makes recommendations to Board and Senior Management
  • Acts as primary contact for State, County and other funding sources, fiscal personnel.
  • Interfaces with independent and State auditors
  • Participates in RFP process as needed
  • Responsible for the monitoring and meeting of all deadlines for fiscal reporting
  • Performs periodic “internal audit” functions
  • Oversees facilities and property management of agency real estate
  • Ensures financial activities are implemented according to Strategic Plan
  • Develops an annual inventory of agent equipment and real estate
  • Other duties as assigned by CEO

Qualifications, Education and Experience

  • Strong analytical skills & experience translating a strategic vision into an operational model.
  • Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization. If coming from the for-profit world, nonprofit board experience is preferred.
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
  • Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.
  • Five to seven years’ experience in not-for-profit agency management & operations.  Must have experience as a CFO.
  • Familiarity with HUD and other public entity contracting guidelines
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline in business or five years related experience.  Masters level a plus.  CPA is preferred
  • Experience in human services, homeless services, mental health, veterans’ services, or housing a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus

Candidates are asked to provide cover letter and resume to


Equity in opportunity is critical to HOPE Atlanta's mission.  Diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, and lived experience are vital in our work.  HOPE Atlanta is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  

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