Nonprofit CFO Job Description


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The primary job role of a Nonprofit CFO is to:

  • Oversee and monitor cash flow management
  • Track important KPIs and also analyze market trends
  • Forecast ROI (return on investment) for current as well as future programs

Nonprofit CFO Job Description

We are hiring a Nonprofit CFO for managing all financial aspects of our nonprofit organization, including audit activities and investments. Your responsibility will be to ensure that our resources are managed beneficially to help us utilize our funding in the most efficient manner possible. For this purpose, you will oversee our cash flow planning, prepare and review our budget and track operational metrics (KPIs).

In order to succeed in this role, you must have the ability to create forecasting models and a sound knowledge of all risk management techniques. So, if you like to work in a fast-paced environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.


  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • Prior experience as a Nonprofit CFO or a related senior role
  • A strong interest in the mission of our organization
  • Familiarity with the corporate and financial structure of nonprofit organizations
  • Ability to explain difficult financial terms in an easy-to-understand way to a non-technical audience
  • Experience of working with database management software especially MS Excel
  • Experience of working with financial management and accounting software (e.g. Rmetrics, SAP)
  • Sound knowledge of forecasting methods, data analysis, and risk management
  • Strong communication skills and a keen eye for details
  • An analytical mind with a problem-solving attitude


  • Overseeing and monitoring cash flow management
  • Tracking important KPIs and also analyzing market trends
  • Forecasting ROI (return on investment) for current as well as future programs
  • Supervising the accounting department for ensuring accuracy in daily transactions
  • Representing the organization to public officials and investors
  • Coordinating and monitoring audit activities
  • Presenting financial statements to the Board of Directors and Executives on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Ensuring all financial operations are in compliance with the state and federal laws
  • Informing the company’s investment plans and financial status to key stakeholders
  • Developing and monitoring company’s budgets