Chief Financial Officer


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer position is accountable for the financial operations of a not for profit behavioral health organization with an annual operating budget of $25 million and 400 employees celebrating 40 years of service in 2018.  Responsibilities include the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve Preferred Behavioral Health Group’s assets and report accurate financial results.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Provide leadership to and accountability in ensuring that finance operations support the mission of the agency while also maintaining the financial welfare of the organization;
  • Oversee all accounting, billing and payroll operations;
  • Participate with the CEO and administrative team in preparing an annual plan and budget for the organization;
  • Direct the development of operating, capital, government contracts and other grant proposal budgets with all the heads of all service divisions and program directors;
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulatory and funding requirements;
  • Develop and maintain policies relating to finance and information management activities of the organization;
  • Ensure that accounting, payroll and purchasing systems comply with local, state and federal requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Internal Controls and the reporting requirements of the agency;
  • Oversee preparation and filing of the annual financials of the organization with regulatory agencies in a timely manner;
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial statements and provide briefings to the agency’s CEO, Finance Committee, Board of Directors and other key stakeholders;
  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer on all philanthropic activities;
  • Serve as the agency’s primary representative on all financial matters with government and other funders, investors and the banking community;
  • Represent the agency at public events and meetings at the request of the CEO;  
  • Utilize metrics and data driven approaches to identify opportunities for continuous performance improvement.

Desired Qualifications: The candidate Chief Financial Officer should have a master’s degree in accounting, business administration, or equivalent business experience and at least 8 years of progressively responsible experience for a large nonprofit organization.  Experience working with government grantors as well as working in a fee for service environment is essential. 

Should have experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.  Strong supervisory skills necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in finance or a related field. Knowledge of Traverse software and experience with an electronic health record is preferable.  Salary commensurate with relevant experience.  Please send cover letter and CV to Dottie Kocak, Human Resources Director, at