Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) (www.positivecoach.org) is a national nonprofit organization founded at the Stanford University Department of Athletics in 1998 to create a movement to “transform youth sports so sports can transform youth.” PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 675,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes andschool/organizational leaders. Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4.5 million youth. PCA is headquartered in Mountain View (CA), with chapters in Boston, Chicago, Houston, North Texas, Sacramento, SF Bay Area and soon to be opened in Phoenix.
PCAis seeking an entrepreneurial individual to fill the position of ChiefFinancial Officer (CFO), an existing position at the headquarters in MountainView, California. The CFO will report to the Chief Administration & FieldOperations Officer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF CFO
- Represent PCA in a positive, appropriate and professional manner, communicating effectively in various settings, both internally and externally
- Together with Senior Leadership Staff, identify and address cross-functional organizational priorities and build appropriate organization-wide financial processes and systems
- Participate as a thought partner to the Chief Administration & Field Operations Officer and work closely with other members of Senior Leadership Staff to craft overall organizational strategy and goals, with specific ownership of financial objectives
- Serve as a liaison to the National Board of Directors and Local Chapter Board Members and as the primary liaison to the National Finance and Audit Committees.
- Provide leadership and management oversight of the Finance and HR team that produce significant and sustained operational results and improvements in dissemination of information
Financial Planning, Forecasting and Reporting
- Oversee the organization’s budgetary planning and cost management in relation with strategic priorities, and the development of long- and short-range financial plans
- Regularly assess organizational performance against the budget and strategy and monitor budgets versus actual expenditures
- Ensure the proper management and tracking of historical data related to programs and finance with a keen focus on the integration of data systems
- Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans
- Ensure the timely preparation of and distribution of a wide variety of financial reports to further the PCA evolution into one that is disciplined in the data driven decision making process. This includes the preparation of written internal and external reports and communications such as: monthly financial statements; board reports; presentations; briefing materials; and internal memos.
Financial Processes, Policies and Systems
- Workingwith other PCA teams, establish financial oversight and financialaccountability mechanisms throughout the organization
- Togetherwith the Controller and Senior Accountant, lead the development anddocumentation of clear financial policies and procedures at all organizationallevels, and ensure that those are communicated and implemented throughout theorganization
- Incoordination with Finance, Legal, HR, Operations and Chapter Offices, overseethe development and management of compliance protocols in line with PCA’sgrowing and diversified activities and pool of donors and stakeholders
- Remainup to date on nonprofit finance and audit best practices and state and federalcompliance regarding nonprofit financial operations
- Identifythe need for, and oversee the implementation of appropriate organization-widesystems that respond to PCA’s needs and make financial operations moreefficient, while ensuring that they are used effectively
- Evaluatesrisks facing the organization to ensure that property and activities areadequately insured
- Reviewscompany insurance coverage and policies. Presents insurance coverage and brokerrecommendations to the Chief Administration & Field Operations Officer
- Servesas the primary liaison with insurance brokers, coordinates information, handlesannual renewals and negotiates rate and terms
- Oversee the HR functions as follows:
- Performance evaluations
- Hiring & Exiting process
- Employee relations
- Promotethe PCA Way
- Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality
Functional/Technical Skills of CFO
- Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business, Business Administration, or other relevant field of study; MBA or CPA preferred
- A minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in managing finance, HR and administration; at least 5 years should be at a senior level or director position in the non-profit sector or equivalent
- Sophisticated knowledge of GAAP and principles as relevant to nonprofit entities with fee for service components, including project fund management
- Acumen in maintaining accurate financial records and preparing clear and accurate reports for informational, auditing and operational use
- A sophisticated understanding of database systems, including a deep understanding of how to match organizational needs with efficient and effective systems.
- Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office, financial/accounting software, preferably NetSuite, payroll software, preferably Ceridian.
Operating Skills of CFO
- Experience analyzing administrative services operations to evaluate their performance and that of the staff in meeting objectives, and determining areas of potential cost reduction, operational improvement, best practices, or proposing changes.
- Extensive experience managing and coaching staff and is comfortable delegating both routine and important tasks.
- Experience leading and monitoring senior level staff to ensure the successful implementation of organization-wide strategies, initiatives and goals.
- Ability to work well under time pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, complex nonprofit environment.
Strategic Skills of CFO
- Demonstrated experience balancing strategy, planning and implementation, and an approach that includes using data to inform decisions and make operational improvements
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities and to apply and adapt practices and techniques to the special requirements of senior leadership
Personal/Interpersonal Skills of CFO
- Strong people leadership capability, including motivational, interpersonal, coaching and negotiation skills; ability to succeed through people at all levels
- Experience working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic perspectives
- Demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships; understands and practices high level of customer service, meeting or exceeding internal and external client requirements
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and skills
PCA provides competitive benefits, which include:
- Medical, dental and vision
- Long term disability
- 403(b) retirement plan
- 11 holidays a year
- 12 vacation days and 12 sick daysstarting first year
Apply for CFO
Please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.