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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:47 PM

Who we are:

Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children who need help in school. Founded in 1905 by the Portland Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Neighborhood House was the city’s first organization committed to helping the many immigrants who were arriving at that time, and living primarily in South Portland.

What we do:

Neighborhood House assists low-income, recent immigrant and other vulnerable people living in the greater Portland area. Our programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.

Neighborhood House's program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. To meet the needs of these diverse communities, Neighborhood House offers culturally-specific services for African, Latino, Middle Eastern and Russian immigrants in various programs. We have many bilingual staff who speak Spanish, Russian and Somali and other African languages to effectively reach out to non-English speakers and to insure they feel welcome and are getting the help they need. We believe an equitable workforce will strengthen and enrich our organization and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.

What we offer our employees:

Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including a fully paid medical plan with no out of pocket expenses for co-pays, prescriptions, out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, paid dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B with matching, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off accrual at four weeks for the first year and five weeks for the second year (building up from there), 240 hours PTO paid out upon leaving, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions.

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Department: Finance
Reports To: Executive Director
Pay: $90k-$100k
Type: Full Time Exempt


This position is responsible for business management functions of Neighborhood House and development and management of the organizations financial and accounting that include: financial statements, budgets, annual forecasts and trends, and key performance measures.


Financial Management Duties:

Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal, contractual, and statutory financial and accounting policies and procedures.

Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets, including annual forecasting and short term cash management plans.

Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the Board's Finance Committee and the external auditors as necessary.

Oversight of all accounting functions including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, reconciliation and cash forecasting.
Manage cash for the agency, assuring enough cash on hand for bills, payments, and invest surplus.

Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation.

Ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.

Train and mentor staff throughout the organization on all accounting and financial practices.

Regularly communicate financial changes, positions, opportunities, risks and concerns to the Executive Director.

Foster and maintain healthy banking relationships.

Develop profitability and long-range sustainability.

Organizational Responsibilities:

Liaise with the Treasurer, Finance Committee and/or Audit Committee as appropriate, serving as staff lead for the Finance Committee.

Assist the Executive Director, Board Treasurer and Operations Director with financial reporting as required at Board meeting and the Annual Board Retreat.
Assist with development of the strategic plan and align budget planning with strategic priorities.

Develop staffing requirements in the finance and accounting office.

Participate in Building Committee.
Understand and manage any new project finance, its real cost and impact on the balance of the organization.

Continually monitor organizational and financial risk. Construct and maintain models to inform leadership of the impact of changes in the financial environment. Negotiate and manage necessary insurance policies.

Provide fiscal support for all Neighborhood House fund raising activities.

Participate in regular meetings of the management and executive teams and general staff.

Accept assignments relative to the Board of Directors for the Executive Director.

Attend all Board of Director meetings to communicate monthly finance reports.

Supervise the accounting team.

Contract Management Duties:

Oversee and monitor all contracts, grants and budget implementation to ensure all conditions and exceptions of any particular grant are met, documented, and that Neighborhood House is in compliance with contract requirements.

Prepare monthly contract updates for Executive Director, including timely payments, late reports, and changes in additions or exceptions within any contract or grant statistics and relevant data for all programs.

Collaborate with the Program Managers in the development and implementation of strategies to maximize reimbursement under all contracts.

Assure fiscal and program compliance, focusing on developing a system to assure compliance moving forward.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


University degree or college diploma in Accounting or Business Management/Administration with a preference for a graduate degree.

7+ years of financial responsibility.


Financial Skills: Understand numbers and their impact to the organization. Possess experience effectively managing large, multi-million dollar budgets. Experience with a non-profit or public agency preferred, including experience with managing contracts and grants. Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge or similar software is required. Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required.

Ethical Competency: Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.

Communication Abilities: Absorb and process what is heard and seen quickly and communicate relevant information in a manner that is readily understood by the intended audience, including customers and team members. Able to write, read, speak, and understand English.

Foster Teamwork: Establish and maintain positive working relationships and work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness. Ability to “cross the aisle” and to communicate and work well with key program staff.

Leadership Ability: Demonstrate a proven track record of effectively leading people and managing the intricacies of a dynamic organization.

Analytical Skills: Assess financial situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear recommendations to the Executive Director which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

Organize/Prioritize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

Strategic Abilities: Demonstrate the ability to see the big picture, developing and driving strategies that make the organization successful.

Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be able to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with manager, clients, service providers, community members and Board. Excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of problem-solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making processes. Ability to work as a team player. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Require own vehicle transportation, a valid driver's license, car insurance acceptable to Neighborhood House's insurance provider and an acceptable 5-year driving history.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


NOT AT RISK: This position has been determined not to be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. This employee is required to take the standardized annual hazard communication training prior to working.

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