Lead and manage the Fiscal Services Unit in support of the delivery of Head Start/Early Head Start services and related programs. Serve as a member of the Executive Team whose purpose is to ensure that each unit’s work honors the mission, vision, and values of the agency. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the fiscal officer of the agency and oversees the procurement, accounting, and financial reporting functions including the design of strong internal controls. These areas of responsibility include internal and external financial reporting as required by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), the Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG) and all other applicable federal, state, and local authorities. The CFO works with the CEO and the agency’s key leadership staff in support of the board of directors, policy council, and other sub-committees, as necessary. The CFO leads the annual budget preparation process with support to senior leadership staff and the Executive Team. The CFO supports the fiduciary and financial leadership role of the CEO and acts on behalf of the CEO, as necessary.
Bachelor degree in business with a major in accounting and a master degree from a recognized educational institute in the field of Accountancy, Business Administration, or agreed equivalent that supports high quality implementation of our program.
Ten (10) or more years of experience in an accounting position of leadership.
Five (5) years or more experience supervising accounting personnel.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
Submission of a current AZ Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card prior to start date.
Other Requirements (post hire):
Must be able to travel to and from various sites as needed.
Must be able to travel outside assigned area in company-owned vehicle. This travel could begin before daylight hours and continue after sundown in some situations.
Supply proof of immunizations: COVID 19 vaccination, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Tdap (adult Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), and a clear Tuberculosis skin test or chest X-ray.
Able to pass a company paid physical exam prior to starting work.
Able to pass a criminal background check.
Must be able to prove the right to work in the USA by supplying proper documents to complete the Federal I-9 form
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed with the Arizona State Board of Accountancy
Five (5) years’ fiscal management experience in a mission-driven not-for-profit organization or working for a Head Start program
Experience with planned giving and related financial reporting
Experience with endowments and/or permanently restricted contributions
Child-Parent Centers, Inc. (CPC) was founded in 1967 and has grown into the largest Head Start grantee in Southern Arizona, with over 40 comprehensive early learning centers spread throughout five counties and serving over 3,000 children and families. The focus of our work is early childhood education and school readiness, health and nutrition, parent engagement and family development. Our vision is to create strong communities filled with successful children and families. CPC employs over 600 staff who provide services directly to families and/or work with a variety of partners including family childcare providers, non-profit entities, local governments, and higher education institutions to provide high quality services to pregnant mothers, infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children. We offer a variety of enrolment options for families that meet the needs of working parents, students, parents looking for opportunities for their children to learn and interact with other similarly aged children, and for parents looking to grow their knowledge in parenting and early learning. CPC’s annual operating budget exceeds $35M.