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Chief Financial Officer

Date Posted: January 11, 2019
Location: SEATTLE
Company: YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish
Position Type: Full-time
Required Travel: 5%
Salary: DOE
Sector: Non-profit


The CFO oversees administrative services: accounting/payroll, investments, management information systems, facilities, housing operations, and asset management. Member of the YWCA Executive Team.
Directly supervise four staff, with a total of approximately thirty-five staff. Responsible for the timely, accurate operation of the YWCA’s accounting and financial reporting system. Leads the agency’s
yearly planning and budget process. Oversees the agency’s annual consolidated audit, which includes
multiple related legal entities. Maintains the agency’s property and liability insurance coverage for assets and operations.
Oversees reporting for low income housing tax credit entities. Staff’s the following Board Committees:
Finance, Audit, and Investment. Confers with and advises Chief Executive Officer on major issues
related to the organization. Provides professional staff support for mergers/acquisitions and property
development as needed.
YWCA has an operating budget of $36M, over 300 FTE’s, and operates programs in 30 locations, of
which 20 are owned facilities, throughout King & Snohomish Counties. Agency funding comes from
three main sources of revenue: 50% government contracts (from over 100 contracts), 25% programs
fees, and 25% from philanthropy and investment income.
This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how the external
systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty.
Knowing the core principals of antiracism work and grounding those principles in everyday work, as
well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job
skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to

Financial Management
Manages the YWCA’s financial resources within budgets and policies established by the Board
according to current laws and regulations
Maintains accountability systems, including regular reporting to the Board of Directors
Leads agency’s annual budgeting process
Works with senior managers and other agency staff on program budget issues and other long-term financial and strategic planning
Assists Controller in oversight of annual audits
Oversees management and monitors performance of investment accounts
Oversees reporting for agency partnership and LLC interests

Oversees administrative services: accounting (including payroll), contract management,
computer systems, investments, risk management, and facilities
Directly supervises four staff: Controller, IT Director, Facilities Director, and Asset Manager
Ensures compliance with obligations related to government contracts
Assists Chief Human Resource Officer in oversight of agency risk management program, including
property and liability coverage for YWCA assets and operations
Provides staff support for mergers/acquisitions, property development, and other special projects
Assists IT Director in oversight of agency-wide client data collection, including demographics and
outcomes measurement
Staff’s the following Board Committees: Finance, Audit, Investment, and special projects as
Confers with and advises Chief Executive Officer on major issues related to the organization

Other Responsibilities
Permanent Program Cabinet member –The YWCA’ Program Cabinet develops alignment
opportunities across program division. The program cabinet is charged with strengthening
program systems and service delivery integration throughout the organization. Valuing client centered and client-driven solutions to achieve the highest quality of service delivery, members
seek opportunities to increase accountability to clients.
Able to travel between YWCA locations on a regular basis
Pursues opportunities for continuing professional development consistent with job
Incorporates the YWCA’s Race Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism,
classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in institutions
Continues search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity
Adheres to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
Assures that clients, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and
dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
Perform other duties as assigned

Position Qualification:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
At least eight years of related experience, including five year’s supervisory experience
Demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Strong oral and written communication skills, particularly the ability to communicate financial concepts and information to agency management and board volunteers
Strong analytical ability, including the ability to quickly and effectively analyze, compare, and interpret data
Excellent attention to detail, strong project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrated expertise with computerized accounting systems (Sage ERP 300 preferred) and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel & Outlook
Commitment to ensuring financial integrity, and ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
Advanced degree and/or accounting credentials (e.g., CPA, CGMA, or MBA) preferred
Minimum five years accounting experience within a nonprofit organization desired
Experience with risk management, facilities management and IT management desired
Knowledge of OMB, federal, state, and local laws, standards and requirements related to nonprofit accounting preferred
Valid Washington State driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance required

Core Competencies:
Communication, Leading and Developing Others, Professionalism, Achieving Measurable Results, Analytical Thinking, Ethics and Integrity, Fostering Diversity, Social Justice, Advocacy

Application Process:

Visit to apply through our career portal.

Address cover letters to Irwin Batara, Chief Human Resources Officer.

Organization Statement:

OUR MISSION YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. OUR VISION A healthy community transformed by racial and gender equity, where women and girls of color have equal access to opportunity, and there is social justice for all people.

Contact Information
1118 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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