The East Foundation is a nonprofit tax exempt organization, created through the generous gift of the East family upon the passing of Robert C. East on June 18, 2007. Its charitable activities are operated as an integrated program of research, education and outreach. The Foundation’s mission is “to support wildlife conservation and other public benefits of ranching and private land stewardship.”
The Foundation is looking for an experienced senior financial executive, ideally with a blend of for-profit and non-profit experience, to serve as a strategic business partner to him and to the senior leadership team. The new CFO will need to help define and create the template for this position, bringing together the accounting for the ranches and for the Foundation as whole and strengthening its ability to grow in support of its mission.
The Chief Financial Officer will play a pivotal role in the overall management of the Foundation, providing financial leadership and guidance to the Foundation’s CEO and senior leadership team.
The CFO will serve as a key member of that team, and will oversee and manage all financial functions and staff, including financial planning, operations, statements and analysis, compliance, cash management, and oversight of the annual audit and tax returns and reporting.
The CFO must ensure that the East Foundation’s transition to Agricultural Research Organization status (a five-year test period that began in October 2016) is smooth and in full compliance with IRS requirements
Education: a bachelor’s degree is required; in addition, graduate studies in business, finance, accounting or other relevant fields would be a plus. CPA certification is strongly preferred.
Experience: at least 10 years of financial experience in a management role, preferably some of that with a nonprofit organization or a foundation; a blend of for-profit and non-profit experience would be ideal.
Proven financial planning and analytical skills, and expertise in accounting, strategic financial planning, budgeting, internal control and reporting principles, techniques, and standards within a nonprofit business environment.
Experience in a non-hierarchical working environment and proven teamwork skills are important.
Excellent communications skills – oral, written, and presentation – are required.
For full job description please go to http://www.eastfoundation.net/contact/employment/