Chief Financial Officer

Jewish Family Services | Harrisburg, PA, United States

Posted Date 9/09/2022

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Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg is a well-established, highly respected, growing, and diverse social services agency serving all members of the Greater Harrisburg area. Our mission is to help all community members meet life's challenges and our staff is as diverse and inclusive as our programs. We are a forward-thinking mental health and social service agency dedicated to helping people achieve their full potential while honoring choice, responsibility, diversity, and Jewish values through every stage of life. 

JOB TITLE:              Chief Financial Officer

SUPERVISES: Medical Billing, Front Office and Administrative staff & Accounting Specialist

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  The Chief Financial Officer will be expected to ensure the provision of financial services and management and will enable JFS to achieve its operational and strategic goals and initiatives in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Responsible for all aspects of Jewish Family Service’s daily fiscal, administrative & HR management.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: A representative summary of tasks to be performed is provided below. The employee may be asked to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically stated in this description. The duties and responsibilities of the position are to be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the mission, values and operating principles of Jewish Family Service.

  • Coordinate and administer a plan for the control of operations, including expense budgets, accounts receivable, and savings opportunities along with the necessary controls and procedures to carry through the plan.
  • Manage, plan and organize the financial operations of the organization including financial planning, budgeting and analysis, controllership and revenue cycle functions.
  • Develop, interpret, coordinate and communicate the organization’s policies on finance, accounting, budgeting, insurance, human resources, financial/accounting systems, internal controls and auditing.
  • Oversee all HR, medical billing and payroll functions.
  • Ensure compliance with Code of Federal Regulations and other governmental and funding entities including planning and reporting requirements while ensuring that the agency maintains Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP).
  • Oversee the preparation of all financial reports, including budgets, income statements, balance sheets, and other cost reporting documents; reports to the Board of Directors; tax returns; and reports for government regulatory agencies.
  • Proactively advise and educate management and staff on all aspects that financially impact the organization’s operations.
  • Effectively communicate financial reports and information to directors, staff, board, and funders clearly and accurately to ensure a strong understanding of the agency’s financial standing across different stakeholder venues.
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institute and maintain other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system) and analyze and report variances.
  • Review reports to analyze projections of revenue and units of service against actual figures, budgeted expenses against final totals, and suggest methods of improving the planning process as appropriate.
  • Analyze and interpret data and develop clear informative methods for presentation of financial information to management and the Board of Directors.
  • Prepare and affect timely filing of federal, state, third party and other financial reports as required.
  • Analyze operations to pinpoint opportunities and areas to be reorganized, downsized or eliminated.
  • Maintain the agency’s system of accounts; keep books and records on transactions and assets. Regularly manage adequate cash flow.
  • Oversee bank balances and maintain lines of credit and banking relationships.
  • Maintain all bank accounts necessary to meet payroll and vendor obligations and other obligations.
  • Execute cash disbursements for payment of corporate and divisional expenditures in accordance with disbursement and policies.
  • Obtain data, prepare recommendations, accept bids and continually monitor activities related to personnel fringe benefits, equipment purchases, rental of space and equipment, maintenance services and other operations.
  • Prepare monthly reports reflecting the agency’s current financial standings and cash flow projections for review and distribution to board and management team.
  • Maintain program financial progress statistics/ dashboard for distribution across staff and board.
  • Establishes quantitative and qualitative metrics, guidelines, and standards by which the company’s efficiency and effectiveness can be evaluated; identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business procedures.
  • Implements policies and procedures that will improve day-to-day operations.
  • Ensures work environments are adequate and safe.
  • Improves customer service and satisfaction through policy and procedural changes.


  • MA MBA or CPA in Accounting or Finance preferred. Equivalent work experience will be considered in place of a Master’s Degree.
  • Preference will be given to those with prior non-profit experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in financial management with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted agency.
  • Previous supervisory experience of multiple staff required.


  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Teamwork -Relates well to all kinds of people regardless of level inside or outside of the organization. Uses diplomacy and tact when dealing with and interacting with others. Diffuses tension. Fosters collegial and cooperative attitudes. Works effectively to achieve common goals.
  • Communication Intelligence - Listens to others, able to communicate issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences and overcome resistance; fosters open communication and manages emotion in positive ways.
  • Client Centered - Understands and meets customer needs, whether internal or external, providing a high level of service and cooperation courteousness & sensitivity.
  • Initiative & Adaptability - Deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities along with a personal willingness and ability to respond to changes.
  • Staff Development – Fosters the development of others by providing a supportive environment for enhanced performance and professional growth.
  • Leadership – Creates a climate in which people are inspired to do their best. Able to motivate others to work effectively toward a common objective and to retain the respect of staff.
  • Strategic Thinking – Ability to think strategically and inspire commitment to a vision of success; supporting, promoting and ensuring alignment with the agency mission and values.


  • Collegial, positive upbeat office atmosphere
  • Competitive wages; Flexible hours
  • Medical/Dental/Optical Benefits after 30 days
  • Ability to flex work from the office and from home
  • Generous time off- 16 days PTO per year along with 6 Federal Holidays and 4-10 Jewish holidays per year
  • Strong Front Office Support
  • Free Life Insurance plan
  • 403b plan option with Lincoln Financial
  • Affordable Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Membership to the Harrisburg JCC which includes a gym and swim club

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.                

Salary75000.00 - 85000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Organization Type
Family Services
Retirement Plans | Dental | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Vision
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