Organization: Mental Health Center of Denver

Location: Denver, CO

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The Mental Health Center of Denver is a place for recovery, resilience, and well-being, known locally and nationally as a model for innovation and effective community behavioral healthcare. Our work enables adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, children to be more resilient, and families to be happier and healthier.

Through multiple community sites, mental health providers in several Denver public schools, collaborations with community partnerships, and home-based outreach, we provide treatment, prevention, and outreach services to more than 45,000 children, families, and adults annually.

The Mental Health Center of Denver seeks a highly skilled Chief Financial Officer who will have overall responsibility for the organization’s finances (revenue/expenses, AR/AP, financial investments, service contracts, large capital projects, assets, real estate financing, similar functions) and support business growth.

The CFO will have crucial responsibility for budget planning, monitoring, advising, and modifying throughout the fiscal year; will collaboratively develop long-term business plans for the organization; maintain and enhance effective fiscal monitoring and control mechanisms; and work closely with Board’s Finance/HR Committee, CEO, and other Vice Presidents to ensure the organization’s financial well being while accomplishing the organization’s mission and key objectives.

This is a full-time position located in Denver, CO. For more information on Mental Health Center of Denver, please visit

Candidate Profile:

The CFO at Mental Health Center of Denver will possess the following attributes and competencies:

  • Responsible for analyzing, monitoring, and communicating about the organization’s financial position and issues using various means, such as periodic financial statements and a rolling budget.
  • Oversee work of Controller and other accounting staff in preparation and monitoring of cost center budgets with input from upper and line management.
  • Oversee and administer the organization’s budget, including, but not limited to, cash management, money transfers, cash investments, dealing with financial institutions, and preparing cash flow statements.
  • Keeps the Board Finance Committee, CEO, and Vice Presidents informed and engaged with key financial issues, concerns, and opportunities.
  • Present annual budget and monthly budget reports to the Finance Committee for review and approval.
  • Oversee preparation of corporation’s financial compliance documents and processes such as tax returns, filing requirements, tax planning, and financial statement tax provision.
  • Represent the organization (or delegate and oversee) on both internal and external financial committees.
  • Stay informed about rules, regulations, and economic trends and issues, which may affect the organization’s financial condition, key policies, and/or operations.
  • Administer and monitor purchases and other overhead costs for items such as real estate/facilities, rent, utilities, computer and telephone networks, business machines, and similar services.
  • Ensure the preparation and issuance of the organization’s annual financial audit and report and other periodic bank, SEC, internal and external reporting.
  • Oversee development of finance and accounting policies to comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax, SEC, and non-profit reporting requirements.
  • As an Officer of the organization, signs certain documents and contracts, such as tax returns, checks, and other documents assigned.
  • Oversee functional departments including Finance, Accounting, Contracts & Managed Care, Accounts Payable, and Receivable/Billing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO.


  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of Mental Health Center of Denver.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business; Master’s degree preferred;; P.A. useful, but not required.
  • 8+ years experience in a high-level management position overseeing the financial and business functions of a health care provider or similar experience. Experience in a behavioral healthcare and managed care setting is desirable. Experience with capital markets financing of facilities and large capital projects desirable.
  • Experience with Medicaid, Medicare, capitation, and other performance contracting systems experience, plus automated financial management systems expertise.  
  • Experience with facilities oversight and large capital projects and financing.
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of financial and accounting control systems technologies.
  • Some knowledge of mental health oversight rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of tax-exempt financing and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze complex data and develop future-focused strategies to prevent and resolve accounting and financial problems.
  • Ability to condense and present complex accounting information to laypersons in meaningful reports, presentations, and communications.
  • Ability to view situations on both a large and small scale.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Mental Health Center of Denver has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard here.

Mental Health Center of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit