Chief Financial Officer

Allevity Recruiting & Staffing has been retained to conduct this important search for a Chief Financial Officer on behalf of our client partner, Community Action Agency of Butte County, Inc. Community Action Agency of Butte County (CAA), is an impactful nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing communities, reducing poverty, and providing supportive services to low-income residences in our community. For over 50 years the organization has provided programs and activities designed to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. Core programs that are currently offered by the Agency are: Energy and Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition, Transitional Housing, Affordable Housing, and Community Development.

Job Description

Chief Financial Officer
Location:                Chico, California
Seniority Level:     Executive | Management
Industry:                 Nonprofit, Community Action, Human Services, Housing
Salary:                    $71,697 to $91,939 (negotiable within assigned salary range)

Position Profile


Applying critical management and leadership skills, the CFO is responsible for planning and managing the financial activities of the Agency and directing the finance and accounting divisions and staff. In addition, he or she will have oversight of fleet and facilities functions. As part of the leadership team, the CFO will maintain a strong organizational presence within the Agency, throughout the community, to boards, committees, and representatives of donor and grant agencies. The successful candidate will be comfortable with a focus on continuous improvement and development of organizational systems, policies, and practices.


  • Oversees and plans, organizes, manages, and coordinates the financial functions of the Agency
  • Develops, directs, and administers a variety of financial services, including but not limited to budgeting, revenue projections, payroll, tax accounting, general accounting, cash receipt and disbursement, recording of non-cash transactions and contract billing
  • Works with Agency management to provide advice and consultation on budget procedures and expenditures
  • Directs and coordinates the development of financial and office policies, such as accounting standards, accounting controls, work procedures, workload distribution, travel reimbursement, budget forms, fiscal policies and procedures
  • Develops and implements financial record keeping methods and procedures
  • Develops and coordinates the implementation of cost tracking systems, including maintaining information for grant-mandated expenditure tracking
  • Oversees financial functions including but not limited to legal document preparation, contract report monitoring, fleet/facility maintenance and public contact procedures
  • Oversees and assists with balancing journals and ledgers
  • Oversees the development, preparation, and submission of financial statements and reports
  • Performs complex financial analysis work
  • Compiles and prepares the annual Agency budget
  • Represents the Agency with the public, boards, commissions, and representatives of granting and donor organizations, as delegated
  • Ensures compliance with strict contract and legal deadlines
  • Keeps abreast of legislative changes and legal issues involving Agency financial management
  • Provides advice on code and law changes to other staff


Knowledge Of:

  • General accounting theory, principles, practices, and their application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems
  • Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting the financial operations of the Agency; including but not limited to GAAP, federal OMB Uniform Guidance, and 403B administration
  • Non-profit Agency cost accounting and budgeting
  • Fiscal and program auditing theory, principles, and techniques and their application to Agency financial functions
  • Payroll laws and administration
  • Complex Fund Accounting
  • Principles of account classification, budget development and control
  • Computerized financial management systems and payroll systems; knowledge of MIP Fund Accounting software preferred
  • Principles of supervision, training, work evaluation, and management

Ability To:

  • Learn the operations of the Agency, its policies, procedures, and legal requirements, and a demonstrated understanding of the Agency’s compliance and accountability structure
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and manage the financial functions of the Agency
  • Perform a variety of complex fund accounting, auditing, and financial transaction work
  • Analyze and evaluate financial, program, and operational information, researching and gathering appropriate information to resolve problems
  • Provide supervision, training, and work evaluation for assigned staff
  • Monitor and update fiscal and operational records
  • Develop objective analyses and recommendations for use by Agency management
  • Oversee the preparation and prepare a variety of financial and audit reports and statements
  • Successfully complete the annual Federal Single Audit, and 403B 5500 audit
  • Become knowledgeable in long-term disaster recovery, affordable housing development and construction/renovation accounting
  • Learn Landlord/rental operations, including California tenant/landlord law
  • Manage the Agency’s Fleet and Facilities operations
  • Conduct effective risk-management functions
  • Effectively represent the Agency with staff, boards and commissions, the public, and representatives of donor and grant agencies
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, working well with a broad range of personalities and experience levels
  • Maintain and observe all safety precautions and practices
  • Plan effectively and collaboratively for the long-term, while remaining flexible in the short-term to adapt to changing local, national, political and grant conditions

Education & Experience:

  • B.S. in Business Administration or Accounting
  • The Agency will consider education equivalent to successful completion of courses required for a major in accounting at an accredited four (4) year college or university, or successful completion of a professional accounting curriculum which included courses in elementary and advanced accounting, auditing, cost accounting, and business law
  • Broad and extensive professional experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and compliance
  • Nonprofit financial experience in a role of responsibility
  • Minimum of two (2) years in a highly responsible operations-management capacity including supervision of staff

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License
  • Candidate’s verification of their eligibility for Agency automobile insurance coverage per Guidelines for Drivers of Agency Owned Vehicles
  • Ability to be insured under the Agency's Fidelity Bond
  • Contingent upon passing a post-offer / pre-employment background check
  • Contingent upon passing a post-offer / pre-employment drug test


Starting Salary Range $71,697 to $91,936
(wages are negotiable within the assigned salary range and will be based on experience and qualifications)

Benefits Package Includes

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance – The Agency currently pays 70% of the employee premiums and 15% of eligible dependent premiums.
  • Life Insurance – The Agency currently pays for a $25,000 life insurance policy for the employee. Spouse and children coverage are available for a minimal fee. Voluntary Term Life with AD&D also available for employee, spouse, and dependents.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – Employees are eligible to make elective deferral contributions anytime on or after the date of hire. After completing one-year of service (1040+ hours), employees are eligible for 3% Agency contributions and matching contributions up to 3.25%.
  • Other Annual Benefits – Accrued Sick Leave (6 days), Accrued Vacation (3 weeks), Personal Holiday Leave (1 day), 10 paid Agency-Observed Holidays

Optional Benefits

  • Cafeteria Plan (Medical & Dependent Care FSA); Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Short-term Disability Coverage; access to an Employee Assistance Program.

Review of applications and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made. We ask that you respect our client’s hiring process and not inquire or directly apply with the organization. Thank you.

Do you have questions? Feel free to contact the managing recruiter before applying:

Chris Mullins
Recruiting Manager
Allevity Recruiting & Staffing


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    Non Profit

  • Location

    Chico, CA

  • Order Type

    Direct Hire

  • Contact Phone

    (530) 891-1955

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