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Chief Financial Officer 

Category Accounting/Finance  


As a respected leader and preeminent expert in early childhood education, Episcopal Children’s Services has a long history and important legacy of improving the lives and educational outcomes of Florida’s children.

With an annual operating budget of over $90 million, the Chief Financial Officer is responsible for all financial management and accounting activities while maintaining a hands-on approach in the fiscal department. The CFO provides counsel and advice to the senior executive staff and the Board on all financial matters. As a member of the Senior Executive Staff, the CFO will be an advisor to the department heads, evaluating and assisting them with their budgets and financial activities. The CFO will partner with the CEO and Senior Executive Staff on all operational and strategic issues.


  1. Oversee and direct treasury, budgeting, audit, tax accounting, and purchasing activities for the organization.
  2. Provide direction, leadership, and support to fiscal department managers.
  3. Develop internal control policies, guidelines and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting.
  4. Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets.
  5. Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.
  6. Oversee the development of the financial component of grant proposals and grant reporting.
  1. Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and/or reports required by regulatory agencies.
  2. Oversee cash, investment and asset management.
  3. Provide leadership and coordination in the administration, business planning, accounting and budgeting effort of the agency.
  4. Coordinate all external audit activities and ensure compliance with reports, grants, contracts, and tax filings.
  5. Remain current on applicable accounting and compliance policies and practices for state and federal activities.
  6. Analyze, consolidate, and direct all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.
  7. Direct and analyze studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact of the organization’s policies and operations.
  8. Ensure the timeliness, accuracy and usefulness for all users of financial reports and oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  9. Present monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements to the CEO, other executives and the board of directors.
  10. Participate in agency policy development as a member of the senior executive team.
  11. Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.
  12. Ensure an appropriate level continuing professional development applicable to the department’s needs.
  13. Establish or recommend to management, major economic objectives and policies.
  14. Provide financial expertise in the planning of new services and the expansion of existing services promoting revenue growth.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other related marginal duties as required.)


  • This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer
Position Requirements


  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance, business management or related field. Must be a Certified Public Accountant (Florida).
  • Ten years of progressive financial management experience including but not limited to finance and accounting, financial/investment management, strategic financial planning and budgeting, capital budgets/allocation, and risk management/insurance requirements, as well as proven senior leadership and hands-on staff management/development skills.
  • Experience with nonprofit accounting involving multiple funding sources including government (federal & state) is strongly preferred.


  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-133
  • Strong analytical skills and experience understanding a strategic vision and translating it into an actionable model
  • Proven strategic management capabilities and commensurate fiscal, budget and compliance responsibility and a track record of results
  • Experience working with accounting software packages; MIP Accounting software preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • An effective, patient communicator at all levels in the organization, with excellent written and oral skills and a willingness to share information
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with staff, Board of Trustees, and funders
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills are highly beneficial
  • Ability to educate department managers about their financial responsibilities while keeping them accountable
  • Demonstrable passion for the mission of ECS; a hands-on manager with integrity. A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • An ethical individual with outstanding human qualities and strong trust relationships who can relate to diverse audiences, impart trust, integrity, stability, sensitivity, common sense, and tolerance, and motivate others in a similar manner
  • Certificates of acknowledgement required: Conflict of Interest, Code of Ethics, Confidentiality agreements, IT Systems and Security, Anti-Fraud, HR Employee Acknowledgement Form.



  • Valid driver’s license and proof of automobile coverage
  • Satisfactory Driving Record (as outlined in Vehicle Driving Policy)
  • Complete a minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development per year


  • Works inside in an office environment
  • Some travel required


  • Typical Physical & Mental Demands: Requires prolonged sitting with some bending, stooping and stretching, and eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, telephone, photocopier, calculator and other office equipment.
  • Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to communicate with clients and staff.

(Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability)


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Salary Range $131,000 - $150,000 annually  
Travel Requirements  
Position Chief Financial Officer  
Close Date 6/24/2022  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Raelyn Durham  
Number of Openings 1  
Number Filled 0  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Req Number ACC-22-00002  
Open Date 4/26/2022  
Location Episcopal Children's Services (HEADQUARTERS-JAX)  
About the Organization A recognized leader in early childhood education for nearly 60 years, ECS serves over 25,000 children and their families in 14 counties: Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam, St John's, Alachua, Marion, Lake, Citrus, Gilchrist, Dixie, and Levy. We believe that educating a child not only improves their odds for success but also strengthens the entire community.

ECS will comply with Federal and State law in granting reasonable accommodations to employees who communicate to ECS that they are not vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Any individual seeking an exemption from this requirement must submit a completed request for accommodation form to the human resources department. Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption. Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed. This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements. The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.

EOE Statement It is the policy of Episcopal Children’s Services to provide equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin. It is our policy is to employ individuals solely based on qualifications, to recognize each person as an individual throughout the period of employment with our organization, and to provide fair and equal treatment for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or national origin.  

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