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Chief Finanancial Officer

The Hawaii Employers Council is a non-profit 501(c)(6) membership association seeking a candidate to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer.  The CFO will be responsible for all aspects of financial management of the organization.  The position requires a thorough knowledge of accounting and finance principles, strong communication skills, and the ability to think strategically as part of the organization’s executive leadership team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all accounting and financial management aspects of the organization’s operations, including oversight over IT, purchasing, and building maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, at least 10 years of work experience in accounting or finance, and at least 5 years’ experience in a senior financial leadership role (controller or above).  Excellent people skills and problem-solving abilities. Thorough understanding of GAAP.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel (including pivot tables).

Preferred Qualifications:  CPA license, and understanding of FASB principles governing nonprofit accounting.  Work experience with non-profit financial reporting. Familiarity with Sage accounting software.

Principle Duties:

Strategy, Budgeting and Planning:

  1. Serves as a key member of the executive leadership team, and provides analysis and recommendations regarding the organization’s operations, programs, and strategic plans.
  2. Evaluates and advises other members of the executive leadership team as well as the Board of Directors on the financial impact of long-range planning, introduction of new strategies, and regulatory changes.
  3. In conjunction with the President, executive leadership team, and the Board of Directors, develops annual operating and capital budgets.
    • Prepares and presents monthly profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash flow statements
    • Reviews and analyzes monthly financial results, including monthly operating budget
  1. Assesses the financial performance of the organization with regard to both long-term and short-term operational goals.
  2. Provides the President and executive leadership team with financial data on revenue, revenue sources, and expenses vital to the decision-making process.
  3. Communicates regularly with the Board of Directors on financial issues.
  4. Participates in the identification of selection of vendors, auditors, and consultants.
  5. Develops and enhances policies or procedures for expenditures and disbursements, to improve efficiency and timely reporting.
  6. Analyzes and makes recommendations regarding financial software to improve accounting, payroll, and finance functions.

Accounting, General Ledger, and Payroll:

  1. Plans, directs, and coordinates all accounting operation functions.
  2. Solicits annual payroll reports from members to calculate dues obligations for the year.
  3. Supervises bookkeeper and assumes overall responsibility for maintaining and balancing the general ledger, including all month-end closing activities.
  4. Reviews and approves disbursements and purchase orders above threshold amounts.
  5. Oversees the preparation and filing of all federal, state, and local tax returns.
  6. On an annual basis, is the key point of contact for the external auditor and supports the preparation of the federal 990 tax filing.
  7. Maintains accounting controls by recommending and implementing policies and procedures.
  8. Maintains the organization’s financial information data base and records.
  9. Performs bookkeeping tasks when bookkeeper is on leave or out of the office
  10. Assumes overall responsibility for processing payroll, and supervises bookkeeper regarding payroll processing.
  11. On an annual basis, processes staff incentive bonus award payments.
  12. Serves on the organization’s Retirement Plan Committee, which has oversight over the 401K plan. Communicates with 401K TPA and financial advisor on a regular basis, and provides payroll data to TPA.

Financial Management

  1. Issues member dues billing on a quarterly basis, and responds to member questions regarding dues calculation and billing.
  2. Manages cash flow planning process and ensures the availability of funds.
  3. Oversees cash and investments.
  4. Oversees ACH transactions for member dues payments.
  5. Maintains relationships with banks and investment firms with whom the organization has accounts.
  6. Oversees accounts receivable and communicates with VP of Member Relations on delinquent accounts.

Other Duties

  1. Assumes responsibility for maintaining the organization’s health and business insurance policies, including but not limited to group health, group dental, LTDI, LTC, group life, CGL, D&O, and workers’ compensation coverages.
  2. Supervises the organization’s Bookkeeper, Facilities Manager, IT Manager, and Receptionist.

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