Apr 26, 2023

Chief Financial Officer

$130,000 - $160,000 yearly
  • Village Health Works
  • Hybrid (New York City, NY, USA)
Full-Time Finance/Accounting

Job Description

Position Summary

VHW is recruiting a talented finance professional to oversee all financial operations and management as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the organization. The CFO will work as part of a team with the leadership group, manage relationships with the board to ensure transparency for the fiduciary responsibility held by the board, and lead the finance team both in New York and Kigutu. The CFO will also ensure that organizational risk is assessed by ensuring the right compliance around internal controls is being followed. The CFO will support the overall organization’s strategy while conforming with applicable policies, requirements, and regulations.



  • Provides overall leadership of finance and accounting operations, including, but not limited to: revenue, expenses and payables, budgets, external and management reporting, analysis and audits
  • Plans, organizes and oversees the annual Financial Statement Audit, Federal tax filings
  • Reviews management reporting, including financial statements and variance analysis
  • Assists in preparing Board and Board Committee materials
  • Supports the annual budgeting and planning process
  • Ensures effective cash forecasting and management while collaborating with the leadership team to ensure strategic goals are being met in a sustainable way
  • Develops strong working relationship across the organization to better understand business needs, and to provide finance support
  • Monitors and analyzes expenses, connecting them to program operating metrics to ensure funds are used effectively and efficiently

Organization Process Improvement

  • Leads process improvement efforts; demonstrates a continuous improvement mindset by proactively identifying, recommending, and implementing solutions
  • Develops, revises, and maintains financial policies, procedures, internal controls and accounting standards; ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Manages and leads team through the migration to an Enterprise Financial Systems (system selected Odoo); ensures process workflows are properly tested and reflected in the system

Team Leadership

  • Actively leads, motivates, develops and provides support to team members
  • Builds and maintains a learning and professional growth culture that strongly values collaboration and inclusion

Hiring Organization

Village Health Works



  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • CPA Strongly Encouraged, MBA or related Advanced Degree a plus
  • 10+ years’ experience in an accounting/audit role, including leadership positions; nonprofit experience a plus
  • Proven leadership skills - demonstrated ability to hire, retain, and develop strong inclusive teams
  • Understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); experience with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) a plus
  • Data and Technology Savvy: able to evaluate new ways to leverage technology to improve processes, and to leverage and model data to inform decision making
  • Experience leading a business process transformation effort
  • Experience working with an international office(s) a plus
  • Is someone who takes ownership, is detailed oriented, a hard worker, and compassionate

Industry/Service Area

Education, Healthcare/Public Health, Social Justice


Mid-Senior level


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range: $130,000 to $160,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits include 401(k) Plan and company-paid medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates are encouraged to immediately submit a CV and a thoughtful cover letter outlining why this position is of interest, exactly how your experience matches the qualifications stated and what you believe differentiates you from other candidates. Submissions should be sent to: jobs_a@villagehealthworks.org (jobs_a@villagehealthworks.org). Please include “Chief Financial Officer” in the subject line of your email.

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