ABOUT LEAKE & WATTS: Originally founded as an orphanage in 1831, Leake & Watts is today an award-winning social service organization providing more than 12,000 children, adults, and families in the greater New York City area with the resources and skills needed to help them rise above adversity and positively direct their lives. Located on a sprawling campus in Yonkers, NY, Leake & Watts provides over 40 programs in the areas of Children & Family Services, Education & Early Childhood Services, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services, and Health & Wellness at 27 sites throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Westchester. For more information, please visit leakeandwatts.org.
THE OPPORTUNITY: This is an opportunity for an innovative, customer-oriented Chief Financial Officer to join a well-respected, growing organization with a passionate and committed staff and board. The CFO will lead and direct all aspects of financial management, including budget, revenue, payroll, purchasing, accounting, grants and contracts management, banking, and funding/regulatory agency relationships. S/he will leverage and maximize financial resources for current and new programs, manage the challenging cash flow matters of a large and complex human service provider, and ensure that Leake & Watts meets the highest standard of financial integrity and service to the agency’s board, senior staff, and program staff.
A highly visible and strategic role within the agency, the Chief Financial Officer reports to the Executive Director and leads a team of 22.
History of successful financial leadership experience, ideally in large, complex not-for-profit human service, healthcare or government setting.
Experience working with direct-service programs is a plus.
Strong accounting, finance, control, and cash management skills.
Seasoned, mature leadership skills with exceptional judgment.
Able to see the big picture and add value to new business development and forecasting.
Excellent analytical and strategic abilities.
A collaborative, collegial team player.
Change management, business process redesign, and systems implementation experience.
Able to work effectively with engaged and committed board members and committee chairs.
Exceptional listening and communication skills.
Skilled manager, mentor, and team leader.
The highest commitment to professionalism and integrity.
A passion for helping others and for the Leake & Watts mission.
Strong commitment to customer service.
A bachelor’s degree is required; MBA and/or CPA is strongly preferred.
Please click here to apply online via the Howe-Lewis Talent Portal or email your resume and letter of interest to LeakeAndWatts@howe-lewis.com.
All expressions of interest will be held in confidence.
Additional Salary Information: Leake & Watts offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
About Leake & Watts
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