Organization: Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Inc.

Location: Clearwater, FL

Express Interest


The mission of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services (GCJFCS) is to protect the vulnerable and help people achieve fulfilling lives by empowering individuals and strengthening families. The agency supports close to 35,000 people annually. The Agency has a supporting organization, Gulf Coast Cares which has the sole purpose of supporting the work of GCJFCS. This position is ideal for the CPA who wants to help positively change the future for some of Florida’s most vulnerable populations via a nonprofit career.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters of GCJFCS and its affiliate organizations. The CFO will report to and work closely with the President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, she or he will partner with the senior leadership team, boards of directors and the board finance committee to develop and implement strategies across the organization. The CFO will ensure reporting and fiscal compliance with regulatory and funding agency rules and requirements (federal and state) for grants and contracts. She or he must be able to adapt to an evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous, deadline-oriented workplace while managing functions including finance, payroll, billing, purchasing and grant accounting. The CFO will set the direction and priorities for all fiscal operations.  This is a full-time position located in Clearwater, FL. For more information on Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, please visit

Candidate Profile:

The Financial Officer of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services will possess the following attributes and competencies:


  • Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds needed
  • Oversee cash, investment and asset management
  • Oversee financing strategies and activities as well as banking relationships
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and future planning

Planning, Policy, and Investor Relations

  • Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets
  • Develop financial business plans and forecasts
  • Participate in agency policy development as a member of the senior leadership team
  • Engage the finance committee of the board of directors to develop short-, medium-, and long-term financial plans and projections
  • Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials etc. Prepare annual financial reports as required for funding agencies and endowments
  • Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations

Accounting and Administration

  • Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and function, oversee GCJFCS finance staff
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, and the board of directors of GCJFCS and Gulf Coast Cares; prepare and communicate monthly and annual financial statements, and provide written analyses for variances to budget; prepares other monthly/routine financial reports as needed.
  • Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns and ensures that all financial audit issues are addressed satisfactorily within a reasonable time frame.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance reporting regarding all financial functions including 403B, IRS 990, unemployment etc…, partner with Human Resource Services to comply with annual financial reporting mandates and maintain the agency’s tax-exempt
  • Provides guidance and training to administrative and program staff in understanding and interpreting financial statements, contract compliance and billing requirements.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hires, supervises, develops and evaluates employees who are direct reports subject to agency human resource policies and practices.
  • Procures agency and board insurance at adequate levels of coverage. Coordinate the annual renewal process.
  • Participate in the review and approval process for contracts and Assist in negotiations with third parties.
  • Supports Human Resources Department in evaluating employee benefit Assure on-time filing of all required forms for all agency and benefit plans.
  • Assists compliance personnel (program directors/QI) in developing monitoring tools and coordinating internal audits of client and billing fees.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Ensure a safe and drug-free workplace and participate in the risk management and quality improvement programs.
  • Adhere to company information confidentiality practices at all
  • Perform all other duties assigned by the President/CEO.

Access to Protected Health Information Competency

  • Will be knowledgeable in and carry out all GCJFCS policies and procedures related to privacy and security practices as cited in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and applicable to my program and position.


  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of GCJFCS
  • A minimum of a BS/BA in accounting, Master’s degree in business, CPA is preferred
  • At least five years of experience as CFO or equivalent, preferably in a nonprofit organization with a budget of at least $20 million
  • Experience in senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund development and grant accounting, compliance and reporting (e.g. cost reimbursement grants, unit costing, 1/12th allocation, Medicare/Medicaid, etc…)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the OMB Circular A133 audit
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and accounting software packages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management, and interpersonal skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to work long
  • Local travel and occasional overnight
  • Constant changes in schedules which requires flexibility in
  • Ability to lift and/or carry reports, documents, up to 25 lbs. when required.
  • Know the location of the facility’s fire alarms, extinguishers, exits, protective equipment and first-aid Be familiar with the facility’s evacuation routes, exposure control and disaster plan.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


GCJFCS has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Trisha Sutrisno here.

GCJFCS 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 mission-driven organizations, institutions of higher education 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, visit