Chief Financial Officer at Junior Achievement of Washington

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Job Description


At a glance:

At Junior Achievement of Washington (JAWA) they are looking to add a Chief Financial Officer to their mission driven team with the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule in Auburn, WA. As an inspirational nonprofit organization, they focus on preparing young individuals to succeed in a global economy reaching out to thousands of students every year. Leading the development of robust processes and infrastructure, you'll strategically position the organization for substantial growth. Beyond financial leadership, you'll manage their administrative and financial systems, ensuring smooth operations across finance, accounting, legal, facilities, and human resources. This is more than a numbers game. It's about crafting a narrative of growth, navigating the financial landscape with precision, and ensuring their organization's continued success.

If you crave a career where your financial expertise empowers a generation of changemakers, apply today!

Description: What you'll be doing:

Another Source’s client, Junior Achievement of Washington, is recruiting a Chief Financial Officer to join their team in Auburn, WA. This role offers a hybrid work schedule with some travel being required across Washington State to support presentations at regional board meetings.

 a little about Junior Achievement of Washington , and the position they are recruiting for:
Junior Achievement of Washington’s (JAWA) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JAWA reaches thousands of students each year with relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college.

JAWA associates are known for their passion for the mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school, so they are empowered to own their economic success. Members of the team interact with community leaders who support JAWA with their time, treasure, and talent. JAWA offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.

Learn more about Junior Achievement of Washington here:

What you will be doing:
Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will drive transformative change at Junior Achievement of Washington (JAWA). Leading the development of robust processes and infrastructure, you'll strategically position the organization for substantial growth over the next five to ten years.

Beyond traditional financial leadership, you'll manage agile administrative and financial systems, including finance, accounting, legal, facility operations, and human resources. As a key member of the senior management team, you'll shape JAWA's strategic vision, contributing to strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development. Your goal is to create a finance and operational structure anticipating the evolving needs of this forward-looking organization. This is about more than numbers; it's about sculpting a narrative of growth. From crafting budgets to driving performance assessments, ensuring compliance, and overseeing audits, you're committed to navigating the financial landscape with precision and foresight.

anticipated yearly salary range: $ 1 32,000 – $ 160,000 depending on experience.

yo u will be spending your time:
Organizational Leadership
  • Serving on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), developing and executing organization-wide plans, programs, and strategies that enable JAWA to advance its priorities.
  • Mentoring and coaching direct reports, delegating work streams effectively and holding team members to a high standard of excellence.
  • Providing management support and financial analysis for the Finance & Audit and Investment Committees of the Board.

Financial Management and Oversight
  • Overseeing day-to-day finance and accounting operations, including general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, fixed assets, prepaids, credit card expense reporting, payroll processing, monthly reconciliation, and monthly and year-end close.
  • Overseeing the timely and accurate development of budgets and financial reports to assist the CEO, Board of Directors, and other managers in making informed decisions.
  • Leading the assessment of financial performance as it relates to the budget and long-term strategy.
  • Overseeing the development of a rolling 12-month financial forecast; working with the CEO and leadership team to make strategic decisions about work planning and resource allocations.
  • Reviewing and approving preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for the Board of Directors.
  • Overseeing budgeting and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new sites. Manage Accounting Supervisor; hire and retain future support staff.

Reporting and Contract Management
  • Overseeing the successful completion of annual audits, IRS filings, and other mandated compliance reporting, including Junior Achievement USA national office.
  • Maintaining productive vendor and banking relationships and liaising with related third parties.
  • Evaluating and overseeing risk management and insurance issues.
  • Overseeing the development and execution of contractual relationships with external parties.

Operations Leadership and Management
  • Developing and improving systems by serving as a business partner to the CEO on the organization's operational processes—including facility usage, maintenance, and improvements for current and proposed new sites.
  • Overseeing IT administration, existing systems, and future improvements. Manage the Operations team; hire and retain future support staff.

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • Five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a $5 million to $20 million organization, with preference given to nonprofit experience/expertise.
  • Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.
  • Experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization.

What Makes JAWA Special:
JAWA is proud to pay 100% of employee premiums for Medical/Dental/Employee Life Insurance.
  • Life Insurance – Employee, Family and Dependent
  • Vacation and Wellness Leave
  • Paid holidays and Winter Break
  • Paid personal leave; two paid volunteer days per year
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Ability Assist Program
  • Family Leave – Consistent with local and national regulations
  • Retirement savings with 100% matching company contributions for first 3% of eligible pay.
  • Work-Life Balance – Flexible options to balance office time via remote access as well as flexible work schedules.
  • Opportunity to volunteer in classrooms teaching JA programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination:
Junior Achievement of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JAWA does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law . The position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “ at will ” relationship.

Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis. We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.

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