Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its division—Chicago Hearing Society (CHS)—help more than 8,000 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services. Anixter Center is currently searching for its next Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer.
Reports To: President/CEO
Position Summary: Responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Anixter Center. Provide leadership and coordination for all agency financial functions.
Budget and Operations Analysis
Develop, analyze, review and manage multiple program and agency budgets
Provide management with timely reviews of the financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.
Prepare analytics which summarize and forecast activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present and expected operations and for Board presentation. Compare those results to actuals and budgets and analyze on an ongoing basis.
Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for federal and state funders, foundations, board of directors, and management.
Ensure accurate tax reporting and proper filing of all tax returns (Federal, state and local).
Comply with regulations and file Form 5500 for Health & Welfare plans, 401K and 403B plans.
Prepare monthly and annual workpapers.
Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.
Chief Financial Officer Responsibilities
Make approval or rejection recommendations of company lines of credit and commercial real estate and loans, rental and equipment leases.
Oversee cash, investment, banking and asset management relationships.
Act as staff liaison for the Finance Committee, Audit Committee and Investment Sub-Committees. Also sits on the Investment Committees for the 401k and the 403b plans.
Management of Anixter Center
Oversee the accounting department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions, internal controls and financial procedures.
Supervise Accounting, HUD, IT and Maintenance Departments.
Work with program leadership to plan future initiatives, analyze trends, and effectuate efficiencies.
Utilize financial technology.
Participate in union negotiations. Develop cost models for union salary increases and costing of union contract provisions.
Maintain, review and renew insurance policies (liability, health and dental, property, casualty, Directors and Officers, etc.).
Participate in all donor meetings as required.
Attend and participate in all agency major events as required.
Essential Skills and Experience:
Degree in Accounting; CPA preferred.
Minimum of ten years’ experience in a senior-level accounting position with at least 5 years supervisory experience and working with peer department leaders.
Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and familiar with Millenium Accounting System.
Experience developing and proven ability to create meaningful analytics to measure and forecast the financial state of the agency.
Experience leading and managing the payroll function for an organization, preferably non-profit.
Ability to analyze and evaluate financial and accounting records and identify problems.
Knowledge of budgeting, cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Knowledge of federal, state and local financial regulations; must understand non-profit allocations.
Detail-oriented, excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to learn new tasks quickly.
Ability to make objective decisions timely and effectively.
Leadership skills: a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
Planning skills: an ability to think ahead and plan over a given time span
Management skills: the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
Excellent presenting and working with Board of Directors and strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Commitment to company values, mission and focus on client needs.
HUD experience helpful.
Previous experience working in a non-profit preferable.
Understanding of charitable tax planning preferable.
Reporting to this Position: Senior Director of Accounting, Director of IT, Director of Maintenance, Director of HUD
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Anixter Center
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.