Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
July 13, 2018
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
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Full Time - Experienced
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma. We do this as a leading provider of a variety of child welfare services. We serve children, individuals, families and communities of all faiths, races, orientations and ethnic backgrounds.
LCFS traces its roots to 1873 when several Lutheran churches in northern Illinois established the German Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Home in Addison, Illinois. Opening its doors that year to six young children, the orphan home grew quickly and expanded its services over the years. Today, LCFS has approximately 300 employees at 10 office sites across Illinois partnering to provide impactful and values-driven services for the betterment of those we serve.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer is responsible for establishing the Agency’s overall financial strategy, policies & procedures, accounting practices, and general financial recordkeeping functions. In addition, the Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer serves as a key member of the Agency’s Corporate Officers Committee, setting annual and longer term strategic plans. This position will also be responsible for the management of the accounting, budgeting, and financial statement processes.
Interested individuals should send their resumes and cover letters by email by August 1, 2018, to:
Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for this position.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, a minimum ten years of broad-based experience required.
Advanced degree, CPA,3-5 years in public accounting, experience in a not-for-profit entity and experience working with the State of Illinois preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY
Ability to identify and resolve complex issues.
Excellent verbal and written abilities.
Ability to work in and lead teams.
Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information.
Ability to prioritizes and handles multiple projects.
Ability to work with senior management to provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections.
Ability to manage finance function that includes both direct staff and third party off-shore outsourced partner.
Ability to motivate staff, both onsite direct staff and off-shore third party accounting contractor local team
Adapts to changing business conditions quickly.
Analyzes and recommends novel solutions to complex issues.
Ability to direct the creation of clear and concise financial reports to aid in the functioning of the Agency, relying on a strong analytical background.
Knowledge of billing and collections with a strong general accounting background.
Knowledge of computers with the ability to understand accounting systems, PC spreadsheets, and other financial data systems preferred
Ability and knowledge to assist others less financially astute in performance metrics for the Agency.
Ability to bring structure and order to an environment, while identifying and implementing process improvements.
About Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois
LCFS annually improves the well-being of people throughout the state by nurturing and protecting children, strengthening families and enhancing communities. We serve all faiths, races, orientations and ethnic backgrounds.