Chief Financial Officer
Company: CSUDH Foundation
Posted on: April 8, 2021
About CSUDH Foundation: The California State University,
Dominguez Hills Foundation ("Foundation") is a non-profit
organization and was incorporated in 1968 as a partner of the
California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH or the
"University") to provide supplemental services that enhance core
academic programs which are an integral part of the University's
educational mission. CSUDH is a highly diverse, metropolitan
university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles
County. CSUDH is one of 23 campuses that comprise the California
State University System. The Foundation offers tremendous personal
and professional growth opportunities, in addition to competitive
compensation and a highly attractive benefits program, including
employer-sponsored health, dental vision, life insurance,
retirement program and vacation pay. About the Position: This is a
unique opportunity for an accounting professional to join a growing
organization on the CSUDH campus. This is a senior managerial and
leadership position that requires professional skills to support
the financial services provided to campus constituents and provide
in-depth knowledge and experiences in all aspects of the accounting
function. We encourage professionals with 10+ years of non-profit
Accounting Manager or Controller experience who are eager to
progress to the next level in their career to apply. An active
Certified Public Accounting license is a pre-requisite requirement
for this position. Position Summary: Under the general direction of
the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is
responsible for the management, oversight, and performance of all
fiscal and accounting functions for the Foundation and its
ancillary services including accounts payable, receivable, general
accounting, and grant accounting. In addition, provides fiscal
oversight to Foundation commercial operations and childcare center.
The Foundation also provides financial services for campus accounts
and clients including Associated Students Incorporated, Loker
Student Union, Philanthropic, and other various campus program
accounts. The CFO leads and directs on all strategic matters
related to budget management, forecasting, and financial reporting.
The CFO also plays an instrumental role in the financial and
investment activities of the Philanthropic Foundation on-campus.
The CFO will provide exemplary leadership and guidance to the
accounting staff to ensure compliance with GAAP, GASB/FASB, CSU
Education Codes, and Uniformed Guidance standards. The CFO will
ensure the ongoing integrity of the Foundation's accounting system,
operating on One Solution. Essential Duties and
- Serve as a resource and partner to the Executive Director as to
the organization's financial status, fiscal policies, and
administrative process, working to continuously develop and improve
recording and reporting processes and systems.
- Review and approve the preparation and finalization of monthly,
quarterly, and annual financial reporting materials for the
Foundation's Board of Directors, including its Executive
- Provide reports, advice and consultation to the Foundation
Board of Directors on the financial status of the organization and
provide recommendations as required. Participate in and make
presentations at regular meetings and interactions with the Board
- Manage the long- and short-term investment accounts; ensure a
timely distribution for Defined Benefit Pensions and other
post-employment benefits funding, along with annual distributions
to the University.
- Lead cash management efforts by monitoring and forecasting cash
flow and providing guidance on actions needed to ensure sufficient
liquidity to meet benefit, payroll, vendor, and other payment
- In addition to the role of CFO for the Foundation, serve as the
Chief Financial Officer for the Philanthropic Foundation. Assist
the Philanthropic Foundation and its Board of Directors in forming
investment strategies and analyzing the ongoing performance of its
- Develop plans to address areas of opportunity within the
Organization's financial health and financial processes. Assess
property/land and strategically assess fees to support Commercial
Services contract negotiations.
- Create and sustain productive vendor, banking and contractual
relationships and serve as primary liaison with related third
- Maintain bank, audit firm, and related third-party
relationships. Coordinate auxiliary audit activities to ensure
audit compliance, efficiency, and effectiveness.
- Oversee the maintenance of equipment inventory and the
depreciation of all fixed assets; e.g. computers, printers,
- Develop, maintain, and uphold effective internal controls to
safeguard assets related to the procurement of grant-funded
resources as set forth in the Uniform Guidance Standards.
- Oversee tax filings and the timely submission for the
Foundation and its clients. Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
The following describes the ideal experience and attributes a
successful candidate will offer:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
Administration. A Master's degree in Business Administration or
other equivalent degree preferred.
- An active certified public accountant license is required.
- Must possess the knowledge and experience necessary to manage
and lead within a financially complex organization.
- 15+ years of accounting experience, 10+ years of supervisory
experience in an Accounting Manager or Controller role.
- Strong technical knowledge and expertise in Fund Accounting, as
well as GAAP, GASB, and FASB standards.
- Ability to adapt to our integrated ERP System, One
- Significant experience overseeing audit activities as well as
managing budget development, general ledger activity, and
maintenance, and accounting for investments.
- Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering
with executive staff to develop and implement creative financial
management strategies, and regularly interacting with board
- Proven experience identifying and managing financial and
business risk and making appropriate recommendations and decisions
to mitigate risk.
- Possess strong leadership skills with the ability to influence
and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
- Experience in Higher Education. Knowledge, Skills, and
- Manage, mentor, and develop a direct--accounting team of five,
managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance
evaluation, and the building of an effective team dynamic.
- Represent the Foundation at relevant meetings and events to
share the mission and purpose of the organization at CSUDH.
- Assess all Foundation contracts and other legal agreements
before the signature of the Executive Director and university
- Ability to work in a collaborative manner with senior
management throughout the Foundation, University, and California
State University System.
- Collaborate with other Foundation senior leadership regarding
the development of policy/procedure, strategic planning, and
decision-making to encourage organizational stability and
- Work on special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
The Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
and does not discriminate against persons on basis of race,
religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical
condition, national origin, sex sexual orientation, covered veteran
status, or any other protected status. EEO/AA/Disability/Veterans:
Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may contact the Foundation
Human Resources Office at (310) 243-1062. E-Verify: This position
requires new and re-hire employment verification to be processed
through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of
Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in
partnership with the Social Security Administration. If hired, the
successful candidate will be required to furnish proof of legal
authorization to work in the United States. Conditions of
Employment: The person holding this position is considered a
"mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth as a condition of employment. A background check (including a
criminal records check) and Live Scan must be completed
satisfactorily for any position that the CSUDH Foundation deems
sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened
scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on the potential
for harm to children. Concerns for the safety and security of
people, animals, or property, or heightened risk for financial loss
to the CSUDH Foundation or individuals in the university community.
Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect
the application status of applicants or continued employment of
current employees. Employment at the Foundation is on an at-will
basis and can be terminated by either an employee or the Foundation
at any time with or without cause or advanced notice. Permanent
status can neither be obtained nor granted.
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