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Chief Financial Officer

About Us:

At JFS Rochester, our mission is to strengthen the Rochester community by providing vital support services and fostering a spirit of compassion and inclusivity. As we continue to expand our impact, we are seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join our dynamic team, helping to strengthen the agency’s financial health both in the present and into the future. This is an ideal role for a mission-motivated financial expert who values significant workplace flexibility and wants to be a part of a tight-knit and passionate group of leaders.

Position Overview:

As the CFO, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial landscape of JFS, ensuring the effective stewardship of resources for the diverse programs and services we offer. We are looking for an experienced financial leader with a strong background in nonprofit finance and a proven ability to develop and implement financial strategies that support and elevate multiple programs. The CFO will be a do-er, directly administering the day-to-day financial operations of the agency with limited staff support. While we have a small budget of approximately $4M, there is significant complexity to our structure, funding, and operations with multiple diverse programs supported by various sources of revenue.

Salary: $78,000-97,500 annually
Hours: 30 -37.5 hours/week dependent upon candidate capability and preference

Key Responsibilities:

Nonprofit Financial Expertise:

  • Leverage your extensive experience in nonprofit financial management to guide JFS in achieving its mission and financial goals.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of nonprofit accounting principles and compliance requirements.
  • Thorough expertise in GAAP financial statement and not for profit accounting is required.


Strategic Financial Leadership:

  • Develop and implement financial strategies that align with the organization’s mission and support the growth of multiple programs.
  • Provide leadership in budget development, financial forecasting, and analysis to drive decision-making.


Financial Oversight Across Multiple Programs:

  • Supervise the financial aspects of diverse programs, ensuring resource allocation efficiency and maximizing financial performance.
  • Collaborate with program directors to synchronize financial strategies with programmatic objectives.
  • Administer grants, contracts, and orchestrate the annual audit process.
  • Possess expertise in provider insurance billing, collections, and accounting.
  • Review agency liability insurance to ensure comprehensive coverage.
  • Uphold the completeness and accuracy of agency transactions.


Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant financial regulations and reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations.
  • Implement effective risk management strategies to safeguard the organization’s financial integrity.
  • Monitor and manage various contributed funds, including restricted, designated, and endowment funds.
  • Provide insightful quarterly investment summaries.


Financial Reporting and Transparency:

  • Develop and present clear, insightful financial reports to the executive team and board, fostering transparency and informed decision-making.
  • Communicate complex financial concepts in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Prioritize routine and frequent communication with CEO and other leaders.


 Vendor Relationships and Technology Integration:

  • Cultivate and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Oversee automated financial systems to enhance efficiency.


Supervision of related staff

  • Contribute to effective recruitment, training, and performance management of financial staff of 1.
  • Effectively supervise and delegate to financial staff of 1.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Proven experience in nonprofit financial leadership, with a track record of success in overseeing finances for organizations with multiple programs and funding sources.
  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and compliance requirements.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent strategic thinking and financial planning skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, forecasting, and budget management.
  • Extensive experience in spreadsheet use and analysis.
  • Ability to automate and improve fiscal-related processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Experience in cash flow monitoring and projections.
  • Understanding of cost allocation methodologies involving multiple grant-funded programs.


The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive. Employees are required to follow appropriate supervisory direction and perform other related duties as required.


Physical Demands/Work Environment:  The physical demands/work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to type and/or perform light lifting.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Compliance:  Adheres to all applicable federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing confidentiality, privacy, and documentation standards.  All duties must be performed in accordance with JFS corporate compliance & HIPAA program.

Jewish Family Services is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. EOE/AA Disability/Vet

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This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.


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