Chief Financial Officer

The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester is proud of its more than 100 years of providing programs and services to our community.

Our History
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester celebrated its 100th year of providing programs and services to our community in 2007. Starting with its first home on Franklin Square in 1907, then to the Andrews Street Building in the 1930's, and finally to Edgewood Avenue in 1973, the story of the JY/JCC is a testimonial to the vision of our founders. The Jewish Community Center of today embodies a proud and exciting history. Few people in the Jewish community are without some connection to the JCC. It is a place where Jews and non-Jews of all ages and backgrounds, affiliations and practices, come together, and learn, play, and grow.

Our Mission
The Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester is deeply rooted in and committed to celebrating Jewish traditions and values.
We welcome the community at large to join together for exceptional events and activities that establish lifelong connections and enhance our individual and collective well-being.

General Job Summary:

The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the agency by building and managing a team of professionals accountable for accounting, finance, and information technology. The CFO serves as a critical member of the senior leadership team and is responsible for providing financial leadership at strategic, tactical and operational levels. At the strategic level, the CFO assists the CEO (and other senior leaders) with financially quantifying strategic initiatives and supporting strategic plan execution with monitoring of financial results. At the tactical level, the CFO provides input on operations based on monitoring of program-level financial results. At the operational level, the CFO has primary responsibility for maintaining complete, accurate and timely financial statements and program level operational reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
• Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
• Manage team responsible for financial reporting, investment accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury functions, accounting for grants and donations and related account reconciliations.
• Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial statement for distribution to management and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.
• Establish, implement, and maintain risk management policies & procedures. Establish and maintain relationships with insurance carriers and ensure adequate coverage.
• Participate in the development of the agency’s plans and programs as a strategic partner. Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning and the introduction of new programs and strategies.
• Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization; e.g., membership packages and pricing, employee benefits, capital investments, etc.
• Oversees a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
• Review, negotiate, and edit contracts in coordination with legal counsel. Advise professional staff on financial implications of any contracts into which the Agency may enter.
• Review, interpret, negotiate and manage the insurance-based membership contracts with health insurance providers.
• Lead treasury functions, including, managing cash flow, debt structure and bank relationship, including negotiating and managing the credit facility as well as monitoring covenant compliance.
• Evaluate segregation of duties at the process and information systems access levels for cash disbursements, payroll and cash receipts (at least annually).
• Manage relationship with external auditors and facilitate the annual audit process on-time, on-budget and with minimal adjusting journal entries required.
• Manage the annual budget process and coordinate obtaining program level input from department managers. Provide monthly reporting to department managers on budget vs. actual results and obtain input from them on significant variances.
• Provide financial (decision support) information to senior management, i.e., routinely with dashboard reporting and ad hoc analysis as needed.
• Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the agency.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Two Direct Reports
• General Accountant
• Account Payable Representative

• Bachelor’s degree (preferably B.S. in Accounting)

Preferred:  Certified Public Accountant

10+ years as a Controller and/or CFO

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Sage MIP, Daxko, Vendini and Campminder

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