Mississippi Public Health Institute: Chief Financial Officer

Overview:

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer and assumes a strategic role in the overall management of the MSPHI. The CFO has primary day-to-day responsibility for development and implementation of fiscal policies and procedures related to planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the organization. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic
planning, job costing, property management, proposal analysis and negotiations, funder relationships and partnership compliance and banking. Additionally, the CFO develops financial and operational strategies, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve assets and report accurate financial results. The CFO has responsibility for supervision of the Financial Management Unit staff. The CFO must be able to adapt to a continually
changing environment influenced by state and federal policies, funders and organizational priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare estimates of expenditures for management and analyze records of current and past operations, variances, trends, and cost.
  • Develop and maintain budgeting systems to control expenditures, manage the cash flow by estimating cash needs and managing available cash to coincide with needs.
  • Initiate preliminary budget projections and assist the CEO and CAO, Program Directors and managers in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budgets.
  • Oversee/Prepare payroll and invoicing procedures; prepare documentation for auditors, review audit reports and recommend changes to the financial management system.
  • Supervise maintenance of insurance inventories on fixed assets.
  • Prepare financial reports required for grants in concert with appropriate staff.
  • Oversee and assisting in managing all funds.
  • Prepare correspondence relative to financial functions.
  • Oversee annual audit by independent certified public accountant and related financial information to be included in annual state report.
  • Work with and supervise any special accounting projects required by the Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors.
  • Manage the financial software system, including troubleshooting problems with software support.
  • Review financial information, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and/or program improvement.
  • Recommend levels of coverage for general property, casualty and liability insurance

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • The CFO will have at least 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major nonprofit, governmental organization or division of a large corporation.
  • The CFO will have experience creating and driving an organization-wide strategy for managing fiscal operations and programs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent business experience with Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.

Supervision is provided by the MSPHI Chief Executive Officer.

Working Conditions

Work is usually performed in an office environment. Some evening and weekend work will be required, with occasional overnight travel. Telecommuting: This position allows for occasional and regular telecommuting.

Work is to be performed at MSPHI Central Office.

Salary/Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and negotiable. MSPHI sponsors a competitive benefits package for full time positions.

To Apply:

MSPHI will recruit for this position through October 31, 2021, or until the position is filled. Interested individuals should contact Roy Hart at: rhart@msphi.org. Please include “CFO Announcement” in the subject line.

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