Chief Financial Officer (Nonprofit Industry) - Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That's why CLA exists to create opportunities. With 8500 employees and over 130 offices nationwide, We promise to know you and help you!
If you answer YES to these questions, then our CAAS (Client Accounting & Advisory Services) practice could be a great fit for you!
  • Do you have an accounting background but are bored of doing the same tasks each month for just one company?
  • Do you crave variety in the type of work you do and the clients you serve?
  • Do you like to travel to clients and thrive during face-to-face interactions?
  • Do you want the stability and backing of a top 10 national firm?

CLA is looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer with Nonprofit industry experience for our growing CAAS group in Minneapolis, MN.

As a Chief Financial Officer, you will:

  • Perform CFO functions as part of the client's accounting services team.
  • Be accountable for identifying and implementing best practices related to the services provided to add value to the client.
  • Work with client to set financial policy and be an active participant in, and driver of, the overall strategy.
  • Drive capital planning, risk management, ratio and KPI analysis, and board of director interactions.
  • Lead financial administration, planning, and budgeting.
  • Oversee longer-term budget planning and cost management.
  • Monitor progress of budgets and presents operational metrics.
  • Ensure financial staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with appropriate principles and monitors the use of funds.
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting, directing financial accounting.
  • Coordinate audit activities.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple client engagements.
  • Build strong client relationships and becomes a key member of client management team.
  • Ability to develop key external business network and becomes service and industry thought leader.

Think you're a fit? This is what successful candidates for this role have:

  • 8 years relative work experience as an Assistant Controller, Controller, or equivalent. Nonprofit industry experience is highly preferred!
  • Bachelor's degree is required. Combination of related experience, education, and training may be accepted in lieu of degree.
  • CPA certification preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks preferred.
  • Prior project management and client management experience preferred but not required.
  • Comfortable in fast paced environment and skilled in multitasking.
  • Ability to do frequent local travel to/from client sites and may require occasional non-local or overnight travel for client visits, training, meetings and/or other business-related purposes.

Our Perks...

  • Flexible PTO (designed to offer flexible time away for you!)
  • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave.
  • Paid Volunteer Time Off
  • Mental health coverage
  • Quarterly Wellness stipend
  • Fertility benefits
  • Complete list of benefits here


Equal Opportunity Employer /AA Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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Wellness at CLA

To support our CLA family members, we focus on their physical, financial, social, and emotional well-being and offer comprehensive benefit options that include health, dental, vision, 401k and much more.

To view a complete list of benefits click here.

CLA is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE/AA Employer/Vets/Disability


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
8+ years
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