Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report to the Executive Director and participate as a key member of the senior management team. The position will have primary responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all finance-related activities including accounting, internal financial reporting, compliance, budgeting, forecasting and analysis, government contracts, tax and treasury services.

End date
Opportunity type
Executive Director / CEO / Other C-Level Executives
Job responsibilities

• Oversees all aspects of the organization’s financial management including accounting functions, financial and cash flow management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, banking practices, financial reporting, payroll and annual audit process. Monitors all financial transactions including bank statement reconciliation, contracts, investment performance documents, monthly financial statements and petty cash reconciliation.
• Establishes and maintains appropriate internal control environment, system, policies and procedures to ensure resources are strategically leveraged to support the organizational mission.
• Prepares financial analyses and data for the Executive Director, Executive Team and Board to track and report financial and operational activities.
• Participates and creates with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, the Executive Team and other staff members, the formulation and execution of strategic plans, as well as the structure and processes necessary to manage the organization’s current activities and its projected growth.
• Oversees and monitors the integrity of the general ledger and management systems to accurately report financial activity.
• Responsible for financial compliance oversight of all applicable programs and guidelines to include researching and evaluating federal and state grant compliance.
• Coordinates the preparation of the annual operating budget and strategic plan updates. Provide assistance to individual department heads in the preparation and maintenance of departmental operational budgets, consolidating these budgets and reviewing actual performance against budgeted performance.
• Oversees and monitors grant revenue and financial grant reporting process to ensure accurate and timely processing in accordance with established standards.
• Oversight, understanding and mastery of inventory processes and system, and the financial impacts of those processes and procedures.
• Prepares for and coordinate independent audit(s). Acts as a liaison with auditors to provide them with materials necessary to complete their audit. Manages relations with external auditors, other financial consultants and advisors.
• Ensures that all federal and state tax/compliance filings are complete, accurate and are filed in a timely manner.
• Lead the Risk Management functions.
• Ensures that all organization activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal regulations and laws governing business operations and generally accepted accounting principles.

Application qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field required, CPA, CMA or graduate degree preferred.
• Ten or more years of high-level accounting experience. Five or more years of supervisory experience.
• Experience in a complex organization relative to size and scope of Second Harvest from a financial and operational perspective.
• Experience in an inventory intensive organization a plus; inventory costing or valuation experience is highly desired.
• Extensive experience with cash flow management and analysis.
• Experience working with government contracts preferred to include evaluating and researching government grant compliance. Federal award single audit experience or familiarity is very helpful.
• Experience presenting to and providing critical financial information to management teams and Boards of Directors.
• A collaborative, motivational, supportive and visionary leader. Outstanding interpersonal, coaching and listening skills with the ability to communicate positively within all levels of the organization.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and work on various projects simultaneously, requiring strong organizational and time management skills.
• Flexibility and the willingness to perform hands on work required.


Competitive pay, low cost health insurance, company paid dental and ancillary coverage, company matched retirement savings, generous PTO and paid holidays.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their interest letter, resume and salary requirements to:
Alison Mahoney
Human Resources Manager
2501 E President St
Savannah GA 31404
[email protected]

About the organization

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, located in Savannah, GA serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities that are at-risk for hunger throughout southeastern Georgia. We partner with over 275 churches and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia in twenty-one counties. Last year, Second Harvest provided more than 25 million pounds of food to hungry people in our area through a variety of programs including our award winning Kids Cafe.