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Chief Financial Officer

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
Duquesne, PA 15110
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Position: Chief Financial Officer

Reports To: President and CEO

Supervises: Controller, Vice President- Information Technology

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: Finance

Date: August 2021

At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we're committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Our organization grows and succeeds when all members of the community, where we live and serve, have a seat at the table to help us ensure all of our neighbors have enough to eat. We invite candidates from all diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, etc., to join our team.

Job Summary:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides both operational and strategic support to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (Food Bank), leads the finance/accounting and information technology functions, and is responsible for all financial and fiscal resource management activities of the Food Bank.

As a key member of the Executive Team, serves as top advisor to the President & CEO, and members of the Board of Directors (BOD) in the areas of budget management, modeling and cost impact analysis, financial evaluation of short-term tactics and long-term strategies, and forecasting. The CFO will ensure that the Food Bank maintains compliance with all applicable State and Federal laws and Feeding America guidelines. Responsible for building, sustaining and managing the organization's reputation as seen and understood by internal and external audiences.

Will demonstrate passion for social services, adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance, and respect for people we serve.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Regularly conduct department planning to ensure alignment with the Food Bank's strategic plan and develop annual goals for the department.
  • Oversee hiring, training, coaching, and evaluation of department staff.
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional development of self and to staff in order to stay current in field of expertise.
  • Provide leadership in the development of methodology to evaluate short and long term strategic financial objectives.
  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance/Accounting functions in the organization, provide timely (monthly, quarterly, annual) and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting including revenue/expense, balance sheet, cash flow reports, and reports to funding agencies.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programming, evaluation of potential revenue streams, and regulatory actions.
  • Develop new tools and systems, forward-looking predictive financial models to provide critical financial and operational information to the Executive Team and to evaluate strategic alternatives and considerations.
  • Oversee the annual budgeting process and present the annual budget to the Finance Committee and to the full Board for approval. Provide continual improvement of the budgeting process though education of Department Directors on financial issues impacting their budgets.
  • Oversee the preparation of all financial forecast made throughout the year and present them to the Executive Team, Finance Committee of the BOD and the full BOD where appropriate.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of the Food Bank's fiscal condition and trends in order to assist the President & CEO and the Board in performing their fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Direct all legal activity for the organization, using outside counsel as appropriate, including the review and execution of all contracts, leases, loan agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOU's).
  • Proactively establish appropriate fiscal policies, controls and separation of duties to ensure sound financial practices, protection of assets and efficiency in all areas.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Develop plan for capital expenditures to meet the future needs of the organization.
  • Oversee the annual financial audit, mandatory state and federal program audits, preparation and submission of the IRS 990 report, IRS Form 5500, BCO and US Census reporting.
  • Primary contact for relationship with external Investment Manager(s) to ensure that the Food Bank's investments are managed in accordance with policy and that BOD and the BOD's Finance Committee reporting and information needs are met.
  • Maintain a dotted line reporting relationship to the BOD Treasurer informing him/her of significant events that will have a financial impact on the Food Bank seeking input into significant financial decisions.
  • Act as plan administrator of the Food Bank's 403(b) retirement account and ensure the plan is fully compliant with state and federal regulations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with audit, banking, causality/liability insurance companies, and other external contacts in order to facilitate financial activities.
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of the New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) transaction that financed the 2020 building expansion project.

Information Technology

  • Working closely with the Vice President- IT to establish the Food Bank's technological vision and lead all aspects of planning, development and budgeting for information systems.
  • Develop annual capital and operating plan to implement the IT strategic plan, ensuring that appropriate resources are in place to execute the plan.
  • Support legal and contract management requirements.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or equivalent; Master's preferred. CPA desired, but not required.
  • 15+ years of experience as a senior level financial leader partnering with an executive team.
  • Non-profit financial management experience preferred but not required, dealing with budgets of at least $15 million.
  • BOD experience preferred but not required.
  • Well-versed in systems and information technology as applied to financial systems and overall operations. Experience with ERP systems preferred.
  • Skill in examining, developing, reengineering, and recommending financial and technology policies and procedures.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment, strong customer service focus and passion for the work and the mission.
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is a team player.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills.
  • A decisive individual who possesses a big-picture perspective but is also able to operate in a hands-on capacity.
  • Excellent computer skills with MS Office, Accounting packages and creating dashboards.
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a background check including Act 33 and Act 34 clearance.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all responsibilities, duties, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Posted: 2021-09-23 Expires: 2021-10-25

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