Chief Financial Officer

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

At the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) (, the Chief Financial Officer will work in collaboration with passionate and talented colleagues dedicated to ending homelessness in Montgomery County. MCCH fosters a supportive and inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity in backgrounds and beliefs that strengthen innovative practices essential to achieving our vision of creating a community where everyone has a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home. If you would like to contribute your unique experience and skill sets to help us achieve this vision.


General Description: The Chief Financial Officer is a member of MCCH’s Executive Management Team with a comprehensive range of responsibilities including general oversight, coordination, and control of policies and processes and compliance relating to finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, and operations for MCCH and its affiliate organization Coalition Homes. The Chief Financial Officer also participates in long-term strategic planning efforts and is responsible for implementing new strategies to advance the mission of the organization.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Management – 50%

  • Supervise accounting staff to include Director of Accounting (Direct), Accounting Manager (Direct), two staff accountants, and one senior accountant (Indirect).
  • Ability to manage a complex organization with multiple government funding sources, fundraising and grant revenue, various business models and multiple entities requiring complex compliance and regulatory reporting.
  • Plan, develop, direct, implement, and evaluate MCCH’s fiscal function and performance; participates in the development of MCCH’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Ensure the delivery of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reports for the Board and Executive Management and other reports required for grants and funders.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Provide oversight and control of investment policy compliance and system of internal control, and develop and maintain accounting procedures.
  • Develop and provide oversight and control of accounting/finance policies to include expense reimbursements, liability insurance coverage terms and limitations.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting and develops and monitors annual budgets.
  • Ensure continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of Program Department Directors on financial issues impacting their budgets.
  • Oversee the compliance of the organization with all federal, state and local tax and business licensing requirements.
  • Coordinate audit work with accounting firm and represents MCCH in responding to audit information requests, ensuring the timely completion and delivery of the yearly audit to the Board and Executive Management.
  • Recommend, coordinate, and maintain accounting and reporting software and upgrades.
  • Oversight of five annual audits including two federal A133 audits for MCCH and affiliates; the annual 403b audit and ERISA related compliance, and five form 990s for MCCH and affiliates including property tax returns and other tax and regulatory filings.
  • Maintain external relationships with federal, state, and local government funding agencies.
  • Serve as member of Nonprofit Montgomery’s Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee; represents MCCH’s interests relating to County procurement, policies, contracting and budgets.

Human Resources and Employee Relations – 30%

  • Supervise Director of Human Resources and Operations (Direct) and HR Manager, Executive Assistant/Office Administrator, and Office Assistant/Receptionist (Indirect).
  • Provides administrative oversight human resources administration, including payroll and benefits.
  • Support Director of Human Resources and Operations on employee relations matters.
  • Seek advice from legal counsel on employee matters to mitigate organizational risk.
  • Coordinates with brokers and vendors to ensure optimum pricing for employee benefits and payroll.

Operations and IT – 20%

  • Provide administrative oversight of the organization’s information technology systems and closely works with external IT vendor on short-term needs and long-term strategic plan.
  • Negotiate office space lease and renewals as needed with Director of HR and Ops.
  • Maintain good working relationships with vendors, banks, insurance brokers, and investment brokers.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or a related field. CPA required and Masters degree highly preferred.
  • Ten plus years’ experience in management of financial, HR, IT, and administrative functions of a mid to large sized organization, preferably a nonprofit.
  • Understanding of complex funding, nonprofit accounting and compliance.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience budgeting for complex organization with multiple government funding sources and business models as well as multiple entities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all staff including Senior Leadership, Board of Directors, external partners and donors and vendors.
  • Functional knowledge of business administration and strategic planning.
  • Functional knowledge of IT and telecommunications systems.


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