Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Food Bank of the Rockies is a strong and evolving organization looking for a passionate and driven Chief Financial Officer to serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team during a time of tremendous growth and change as we embark on a new strategic plan, undergo an organizational rebranding, overhaul systems and technology, and strengthen a culture of innovation, collaboration and service.

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for providing strategic leadership, vision, and oversight of Food Bank of the Rockies’ finance, information technology, and reception functions including the direct or indirect leadership of seven employees in addition to overseeing the finance and IT functions at Western Slope and Wyoming branches. The CFO leads financial strategy; assesses and develops finance-related organizational metrics; drives Food Bank of the Rockies’ financial planning, investment strategies, finance, and accounting; performs or oversees effective risk management strategies; oversees a forward-looking IT department, and overall – exemplifies strong leadership with a partnership mentality throughout the organization.

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

Essential Functions

  • Drives short- and long-term financial planning including collaborative multi-departmental budget planning, engagement of Finance/Audit Committee and Board of Directors, and maintaining a long-view of organizational operating and capital needs
  • Builds and oversees systems of financial analysis and reporting for all levels of the organization, ascertaining what matters most to each function/department/committee/board and catering analyses and reports accordingly, and providing deeper analysis and strategy that goes beyond numbers on a page
  • Regularly analyzes, monitors and presents results of financial operations, metrics, and key indicators to the CEO, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance/Audit Committee, Endowment Board, and to team members with financial responsibility
  • Regularly analyzes, monitors, and makes recommendations on capital and operational spending, tracking current and potential future budget variances and identifying and prioritizing potential issues and opportunities
  • Oversees accurate and timely preparation of monthly financial statements and reporting, including income statements and balance sheets, annual financial and A-133 audits, and foundation and government reports/filings
  • Provides guidance and oversight on organizational contracts pertaining to finance and other areas of risk where appropriate. Reviews and signs corporate agreements and contracts
  • Ensures appropriate risk mitigation strategies and insurances are in place and serves as organizational liaison with brokers, insurance companies, and legal counsel related to areas of potential financial risk
  • Oversees banking and financial auditing relationships, ensuring smooth flows of information and leveraging those relationships to maximize ROI to Food Bank of the Rockies
  • Oversees investment of operating, reserve, 401(k) options, and endowment funds, as well as borrowing requirements including but not limited to lines of credit or term debt if needed
  • Serves as staff lead on Finance & Audit Committee, providing relevant reports and projections, engaging the committee in the budget and auditing processes, and maximizing the committee’s expertise to inform organizational financial metrics, reporting, and forecasting
  • Other duties as assigned


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those 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.

  • Sitting and standing for long periods, walking intermittently
  • Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, printer
  • Indoor office environment, occasionally; outdoor work environment frequently
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds
  • Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Frequently operating and navigating a vehicle within rural communities

Expected Hours of Work: This role is considered full-time, working at least 40 hours per week and is exempt from overtime. Travel to other locations will be occasionally required (approximately 5%).

Application qualifications


  • Management Skills
    • Engages in the thoughtful analysis by seeing beyond the first or obvious layer and anticipating future consequences
    • Leads through influence; ability to prioritize and communicate with staff about key objectives necessary to achieve organizational goals
    • Balanced strategic thinking and strong operator; highly results-oriented o Innovative and forward-thinking; listens for emerging trends from staff and community; able to translate new ideas into action
    • Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong business acumen and ability to contribute to strategy and operations; use and understanding of key business goals and strategies to maximize community impact
    • A sense of humor and the personal qualities of integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, calm under fire, and commitment to striving for continuous improvement
    • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information skillfully
    • Ability to delegate work assignments, providing authority to work independently and set expectations
    • Ability to motivate others to perform well and accept feedback from others
    • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions with decisions that tend to be correct when judged over time
  • Communications
    • Ability to translate complex financial information into understandable and digestible information, catered to the audience
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to relate well to all levels of Food Bank of the Rockies, ability to build appropriate rapport, ability to build constructive and effective relationships in one-on-one and group settings
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively coach and mentor team members; collaborate and build relationships, and leverage resources within the function and across the organization to achieve desired outcomes
    • Ability to uphold and communicate Food Bank of the Rockies’ values and mission both internally and externally
    • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
  • Computer/Technical Skills
    • Ability to lead the development and implementation of a forward-looking and strategic IT plan, building in processes for team involvement and assessment
    • Strong technical skills with the ability to utilize various technology and learn new technology quickly
    • Strong working knowledge of financial management technology systems
    • Experience with Ceres (financial, order processing, and inventory management system) a plus
  • Language Ability
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and standard operating procedures
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, managers, agencies, customers, and the general public

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a preferred major in accounting or business administration/management; or equivalent work-related experience
  • Advanced degree preferred. CPA preferred but not required
  • Minimum 5-10+ years of prior leadership experience in a similar role
  • Minimum 5-10+ years of demonstrated senior leadership, budget planning, investment oversight and experience in complex organizations
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit finance including valuation of in-kind goods and services such as with food distribution

Food Bank of the Rockies offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance with generous dependent coverage, paid time off, paid holidays, and a matching 401K plan.

How to apply

We value diversity and inclusivity and is thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply.

Every one of our team members is a critical part of our success. Please visit and apply today.

Food Bank of the Rockies is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE, M/F/D/V/SO.

About the organization

Food Bank of the Rockies secures and distributes more than 70 million pounds of food per year, serving 30 counties in Colorado and the entire state of Wyoming through its direct service programs and 700+ community partnerships, providing enough food for over 150,000 meals each day to members of our community experiencing hunger. Team members enjoy a supportive, learning, growing and inclusive environment in an organization that is primed for growth.