Position Overview Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) financial management systems, strategies and goals. In addition to these components, the CFO will be charged with implementing more sophisticated systems, policies and procedures with the goal of increasing efficiency, reduction in costs, and a mindset for supporting the successful operation of NLEOMF programs. In addition to day-to-day reporting to the CEO, the CFO will provide financial updates and reporting to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, detail-oriented manager with an entrepreneurial spirit and will lead efforts to oversee the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting. They will play a critical role in partnering with the Management Team in strategic decision making and operations as NLEOMF grows its operations and seeks to attract top talent to fulfill its mission. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Financial Management
Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting;
Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary;
Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep the Management Team abreast of the organization’s financial status;
Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting;
Implement a robust contracts management reporting system; ensure that the contract billing schedules are adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements;
Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
Oversee business license, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and other financial functions of NLEOMF including two accounting department staff.
Coordinate specified risk management activities, including the procurement of appropriate insurance coverage; and
Collaborate with the Chief Development officer and Chief Public Engagement Officer to align financial management with fundraising goals.
Create and Maintain a long-term Capital Budget
Oversees Human Resources - Oversees NLEOMF’s recruitment and hiring policies and practices and works with the Management Team to attract top talent;
Oversees employee benefits programs
Draft, execute, and manage contracts with consultants and vendors.
Monitor and manage internal HR systems, processes, and databases
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Preferred or equivalent experience/expertise in Finance, CPA preferred.
10+ years’ experience in nonprofit Finance
A history of progressive leadership responsibility
In-depth understanding of cash flow management
Hands-on experience with budgeting and risk management
Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting models
Proficiency in accounting software (Great Plains)
Solid analytical and decision-making skills
Excellent writing and communications skills, including presentation skills
Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization.
Effective, versatile, and action-oriented.
Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities
High integrity and ability to hold confidentiality.
Strong emotional intelligence quotient, compassionate, self- aware, and the ability to skillfully manage own emotions and those of others.
Full-time exempt position. NLEOMF also offers a competitive benefits package.
To apply, submit a compelling cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. NLEOMF is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
About National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Founded in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is dedicated to telling the story of American Law Enforcement and making it safer for those who serve.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Washington, DC, the Memorial Fund built and continues to maintain the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial—the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Memorial Fund is a principal organizer of the National Police Week observance each May and hosts a Candlelight Vigil each May 13th to honor all fallen officers. In addition, the Memorial Fund maintains the largest, most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths, conducts research into officer fatality trends and issues, and serves as an information clearinghouse.
More recently, the Memorial Fund has built the National Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC. The Museum tells the story of American law enforcement through exhibits, collections, research and education.