The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which the CF Foundation stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.
Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.
We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that has raised and invested billions of dollars to help develop cystic fibrosis therapies that have changed the lives of people with this disease. Nearly every CF medicine available today was made possible because of Foundation support.
The Vice President of Financial Services (VP), reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and working closely with senior leadership across the foundation, is a key leader at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and serves as a thought and business partner/financial strategist to the CFAO, and other executive leadership.
The VP holds overall operational responsibility for managing the Institution’s Finance function helping to ensure that the organization makes sound decisions on the application of its financial resources. This individual will lead development and execution of operating budget of $400 million, and a finance operation that includes approximately 25 people. The VP will oversee all aspects of finance function in addition to being responsible for setting and enforcing all financial policies, procedures, and controls.
The successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills and be a skilled collaborator, and communicator with both internal and external constituents. S/he will have substantial relevant experience and knowledge working with all aspects of financial operations including direct oversight of financial planning and accounting operations. This is an outstanding opportunity to join the world’s leader in the search for a cure for CF.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the full range of financial functions including financial planning, reporting, and analysis; accounting; treasury management; tax and compliance; and external audit.
Establish and lead a high performing, best in class FP&A function, including talent recruitment and management, development of financial performance process, development and facilitation of key performance indicators/metrics and organization-wide financial analysis to inform decision-making by leadership.
Plan, execute and report financial activities, including annual budgets, long-range financial planning with financial controls, procedures, accuracy, and reliability.
Partner with functional and departmental leaders on team financials, cash analysis, and program level reporting.
Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and provide departmental leaders with advice on the financial implications of research and business activities and initiatives.
Develop standard and ad-hoc financial models and analysis for new business needs, scenario analysis etc.
Develop presentations and communicate financial information effectively to executive leadership, across the organization, and to the Board of Directors as needed.
Maintain and strengthen the cashflow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
Develop and implement procedures, processes, and disciplines fundamental to maintaining a solid and reliable control environment; ensure the organization maintains high ratings from charity and credit bureaus.
Responsible for the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of financial information provided to internal and external parties including with the Institution's banks and external auditor. Ensure compliance with laws and regulations of various regulatory bodies.
Provide the professional leadership necessary to continue to build and maintain a best-in-class finance department and develop a strong team.
Cultivate strong relationships at all levels.
Mentor and develop employees, including performance management and coaching.
Oversee all financial systems; Manage business requirements development and support the configuration, integration, and implementation of systems necessary to fully support the financial and operational requirements of the overall enterprise.
Together with teams in finance, human resources, and technology, lead the multi-year process of implementing Workday as the new enterprise resource planning system (ERP) for finance and human resources.
Beyond the ERP, focus on modernizing processes and policies to simplify workflows and internal controls with the goal of making the organization more efficient and streamlined.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of CFF.
Strong financial and operational experience having worked in a senior financial management role for a minimum of 12 years.
5+ years’ experience in leading FP&A operations and strategy.
Experience working in non-profit financial management is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required; an MBA is preferred; a CPA is a plus.
Experience leading the short-term and long-term financial planning process.
Superior strategic thinking skills and a solid background in financial analysis, modeling, accounting, budgeting, auditing, risk assessment and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is required.
Proactive problem-solver with creative operational instincts and a long-term perspective about the organization, who seeks innovative approaches to further the foundation’s strategic goals.
Experience leading and managing a team of senior financial professionals and their staff including hiring, performance management, training, and professional development.
Strong commitment to staff engagement, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Experience with implementing and administering financial planning software and ERP systems is preferred.
Effective communicator of financial information to ensure high-level, strategic decision-making.
Ability to collaboratively engage a broad range of financial, administrative, and program personnel to achieve financial objectives in support of the foundation’s mission.
Highly persuasive, proactive, and diplomatic in effecting change.
Gravitas with significant executive presence.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
An accessible, visible, and flexible management style that inspires trust and confidence in financial staff, executive management, and other internal colleagues.
Reports to the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
Manages a team of about 25 finance professionals with four direct reports: Controller, Head of Financial Planning and Management, Tax & Compliance Director, and a Systems Analyst.
Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, and temperature.
Travel to off-site training and conferences, including automobile and air travel, and overnight stays, as necessary.
Total Rewards The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to offering competitive compensation (base pay and incentive), benefits, and professional development opportunities that maximize our ability to recruit, retain, reward, and motivate a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; generous time-off and leave policies; a holistic well-being program; health savings and flexible spending accounts; employer-provided life and disability insurance; retirement savings benefits; and a variety of work-life benefits to support employees and their family members.
The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice
The CF Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at HROps@cff.org.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.