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 Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - New York, New York, United States

Job information
Posted by: ASPCA 
Hiring entity type: Not-for-Profit 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: 401(k) -
Dental Insurance -
Disability Insurance -
Health Insurance -
Life Insurance -
Paid Sick Leave -
Paid Vacation -
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Management - Director
Management - Senior
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: Bachelor Degree 
Minimum years experience: 15 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: Cover letter required
Job code: 2020-261 / Latpro-3763208 
Date posted: Jan-14-2021
State, Zip: New York, 10019


The ASPCA is seeking a Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (SVP & CFO) to lead the organization’s strategic financial function and efforts, and to build and lead a dynamic, integrated team.. Reporting to the President & CEO, the SVP & CFO will play a critical role on the ASPCA’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to help set the organization’s overall strategy in support of its mission to ensure animals live good lives.

As the leader of the finance, real estate and (facilities) functions, the SVP & CFO will manage a finance team of 29 and a Real Estate and Facilities team of 11 to oversee forecasting, reporting, accounting, treasury, budgeting, procurement, all capital projects, and the activities of the Facilities Department including contracted office services support. The SVP & CFO will provide both strategic and day-to-day partnership across the organization to ensure strong financial management and literacy, and organizational agility, impact, and scale.

LOCATION: Flexible; Remote with up to 25% travel, especially to NYC required as it becomes feasible within the U.S. Work schedule with be on Eastern Standard Time

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Organizational Leadership & Strategy (25%)
? Set the ASPCA’s enterprise-wide financial, real estate, and facilities strategies to support the organization’s short- and medium- term plans and long-term vision
? Engage fully on the ELT, demonstrating ownership for all organization-wide decisions; provide the CEO and the ELT with direct feedback and guidance when needed
? Represent and report financial information clearly to the President & CEO and ELT
? Shape the financial operations and strategy for the full array of programs and initiatives ensuring that individual needs are addressed while maintaining a high level of financial literacy and consistency across the organization
? Identify opportunities and lead the process to establish the finance function as collaborative and customer-centric; shape an organization-wide culture of financial accountability, empowering leaders to take ownership of their team’s budgeting and financial needs
? Responsible for sustaining asset value and ensuring all ASPCA facilities and properties, whether leased or owned, are properly maintained

Team Leadership & Stakeholder Engagement (40%)
? Inspire, motivate, and lead a finance team of 29 in the execution of all financial functions and a team of 11 in the real estate and facilities operations
? Manage, mentor, and coach five direct reports (Controller, Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis, Senior Director, Capital Projects, Senior Director, Facilities Operations, and Administrative Manager, Finance), ensuring individual growth and success
? Manage all capital projects, both purchases and leases; oversee the facilities operations which includes custodial staff, office services, and fleet services
? Encourage and support the finance, real estate, and facilities teams to build strong relationships across the organization and establish the finance, real estate, and facilities functions as value-added partners to both program and infrastructure teams
? Partner with team leaders across the organization to understand and support varied cross-functional needs

Finance, Real Estate and Facilities Operations (35%)
? Oversee financial and operational reporting, accounting operations, financial planning & analysis, payroll, travel, and expense processing, treasury, planning procurement
? Partner with investment advisor in working with the Finance Committee to optimize the value and performance of a $200M reserve portfolio
? Lead the finance team and the broader organization to strategically leverage the ASPCA’s Workday ERP system; implement best practices to facilitate timely, accurate, controlled, and actionable financial reporting
? Ensure timely and accurate preparation and analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts
? Recognize and anticipate opportunities and challenges as they relate to financial processes; ensure meticulous maintenance and continuous improvement of systems and processes
? Ensure all financial audits and related filings are completed on-time and in good standing
? Partner with legal to negotiate property purchases and leases
? Oversee all large-scale repairs, maintenance upgrades and/or redesigns of all ASPCA space
? Ensure compliance with all governmental regulations and requirements related to building construction



The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
? At least 15+ years of professional experience, with 5+ years leading the finance function for a large, complex organization
? Demonstrated ability to build relationships with senior team leaders and Board committee members
? Extensive experience overseeing financial operations, including budget development, financial forecasting, and complex accounting
? Demonstrated ability to translate big picture strategy into workable finance processes and systems for day-to-day operations
? Track record of building and leading effective, high performing teams
? Capable of effectively partnering with people of diverse backgrounds
? Predisposition for action; strong sense of urgency
? Experience in both for profit and non-profit organizations strongly preferred
? Previous experience in a nonprofit organization with diverse mass market fundraising and/or revenue streams is helpful, but not required
? CFO experiences overseeing a $100+ million-dollar budget strongly preferred
? Experience leading system implementations preferred
? Experience with long term debt financing preferred
? General knowledge of real estate holdings and building construction preferred
? Commitment to the ASPCA’s mission, vision, and core values:
• Have Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
• Demonstrate Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
• Believe in Team – that we are stronger together
• Seek to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
• Focus on Impact, specifically making change for animals
? Bachelor’s degree required; CPA and/or MBA in finance/accounting strongly preferred


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