Chief Financial Officer
Alum Rock Counseling Center - San Jose, CA

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TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
DEPARTMENT: Administration
PROGRAM: Administration
SUPERVISOR: Chief Executive Officer
WORKSITE: 777 North First Street, Suite 444
HOURS: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC)
San Jose, CA
Headquartered in San Jose, ARCC is a non-profit corporation established in 1974 to foster healthy communities by increasing family cohesiveness, school success and personal development though counseling, mentoring and life skills education among high-risk youth in Santa Clara County. Our founders were driven by the harsh reality that many of their neighbors in San Jose’s most impoverished neighborhoods on the East Side were “falling through the cracks” of the legal, educational and health systems into lives of poverty, poor academic performance, incarceration, drug use and victimization. These are the neighborhoods we continue to serve.

Under the general supervision of the CEO, and requiring independent judgment in the application and development of policies and procedures, the CFO works collaboratively with the Senior Leadership to provide management of financial and business/personnel support services for Alum Rock Counseling Center and its related operations. Areas of responsibility include budget and financial forecasting, accounting supervision, operational and support services, monthly invoicing of Medi-Cal based contracts including productivity forecasting, Medi-Cal cost reports and reconciliations and contracting and financial compliance. Responsible for overall management and implementation of the corporate financial operation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and organization/contract policies and procedures. As a contributing member to the agency’s Senior Leadership Team the CFO’s performance is integral to the achievement of the goals of the agency. Performance of the typical responsibilities and duties involves job-related matters generally of unusual to extreme complexity.


  • Directs the financial forecasting, planning and budgeting processes
  • Develops and maintains financial and business policies, controls and reporting procedures. Ensures that fiscal and business activities comply with Federal, State, County and Local agency requirements, as well as Alum Rock Counseling Center’s contracting entities
  • Responsible for investment management, cash management, and debt financing activities.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of all Finance Department staff as relates to their job description and job performance skills
  • Prepares monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors, Executive Director, Director of Operations and Director of Development & Communications
  • Oversight of all Medi-Cal finance related functions including invoicing, productivity forecasting, cost reports, annual reconciliations and preparation of budgets in response to request for proposals
  • Reviews and advises on the financial and accounting aspects of all agency contracts prior to their execution. Determines if contracts require modification of accounting/billing procedures, and if so, makes modifications or works with the appropriate Director for completion
  • Monitors the agency’s cash flow needs and alerts the Executive Director to any problems or opportunities that may arise, and advises as to appropriate actions to be considered regarding cash flow irregularities
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings to report financials, and serves as lead staff to the Board Finance Committee
  • Assists agency management staff with various financial matters relating to their programs, including understanding financial reports, constructing program budgets, and risk management issues
  • Ensures the accuracy and timely close of the agency books in preparation for the independent audit and opening of the books for the new fiscal year
  • Develops capacity of financial and business operations including policies and procedures, to continue to meet the needs of a growing non-profit service agency
  • Supervises and participates in the development, planning, and recommendation of accounting systems that adequately monitor and provide financial insight into operations of the company
  • Maintains appropriate professional and courteous manner in communicating with others
  • Works closely with the Director of Development & Communications to establish and implement appropriate policies and procedures around fundraising, stewardship & messaging to sustain a vision of reliable and diversified income streams
  • Promotes cultural awareness and competence
  • Maintains effective relationships with outside agencies to maximize effective collaboration and satisfaction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of confidentiality laws and policies, and assures the highest degree of confidentiality in the implementation of all responsibilities and duties
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal funding streams and requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field. MBA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 12 years experience at the CFO or equivalent level in a large nonprofit organization with multiple contracts, and governmental funding
  • Principles of general accounting and budgeting for organizations with multiple cost centers and funding sources
  • Valid California Driver’s license and good DMV record if using personal vehicle on job


  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team oriented work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient in Excel spreadsheets & graphs, Word, and MAS 90
  • Demonstrated Skills in oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of computerized information and financial systems in financial analysis and reporting
  • Knowledge of integrated planning and development of fiscal resources
  • Ability to analyze data and information from diverse sources to create comprehensive financial plans and to provide appropriate interpretation of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations
  • Demonstrates collaborative management style skills working successfully with a team of employees to establish goals and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in respectful and sensitive communication and interaction with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in culture, language and ability
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of agency personnel, and private and public sector professionals
  • An ability to work effectively with people, including persons differing in value systems, ethnicity, cultural backgrounds, language capabilities and disabilities; ability to work within a program structure
  • Knowledge of the needs of the target population

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Position open until filled.