• Chief Financial Officer

    Southeast Michigan Community Alliance Michigan Works (SEMCA)
    Job Description

    Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) is recruiting talented professionals who want to contribute and make a difference in our southeast Michigan community!! SEMCA is a Michigan Works! Agency providing workforce development programs to residents in Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit. SEMCA offers a competitive package to full-time employees who are eligible for benefits on the first day of hire including 12 annual holidays, 30 days accrued paid time off per year, and 6% employer match to 403(b) retirement plan! SEMCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and employees with student loan debt are eligible to apply for public service loan forgiveness (PSLF).

    Important: A complete and submitted job application is required for consideration of employment. Please apply at Job Information: Chief Financial Officer Job (paychex.com)

    Salary Range: $120,000-$135,000

    Job Summary

    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership for the agency. All responsibilities should ensure efficiency, integrity, accuracy, completeness, and compliance. The CFO must comply with federal, state, local, and agency guidelines, policies, procedures, laws, and accounting standards.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Actively participate in the SEMCA Leadership Team with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) to set strategic direction and ensure the successful attainment of SEMCA’s mission and goals
    • Develop, communicate, and execute financial strategies to achieve development, operational, and financial goals
    • Direct the preparation of financial statements, operating, expense and budget variance reports, forecasts, and statistics along with comments where required for submission to the CEO and Board of Directors
    • Direct, supervise, and develop SEMCA’s fiscal staff in the performance of their duties in conjunction with appropriate managers
    • Design, implement, and manage effective systems to support financial management
    • Oversee all aspects of financial management including accounting functions, financial and cash flow management, banking practices, financial reporting, grant management, budgeting and audit processes
    • Manage the fiscal oversight of the contractual shared services/fiduciary services
    • Review and approve all reports for funding sources (state/federal agencies and other regulatory bodies)
    • Review and approve all budgets, budget modifications, and professional service agreements
    • Assist with negotiation of leases, procurement agreements and professional service agreements
    • Responsible for the fiscal oversight of all departmental contracts, billings, and the implementation of performance based contracts
    • Review, approve and sign all fiscal reports for grants, proposals and quarterly reports to funding sources
    • Review and approve biweekly payroll and all quarterly payroll reports
    • Review and approve the asset and liability account reconciliations monthly, quarterly, or annually
    • Establish and execute administrative policies consistent with the CEO’s broad policies and objectives
    • Identify and manage appropriate internal control environment and regulatory requirements
    • Maintain knowledge of relevant policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines
    • Develop standards for financial management policies and procedures
    • Establish reimbursement procedures for subcontractors
    • Prepare for and is responsible for audits
    • Act as a primary liaison with federal/state monitors and auditors to identify information, research data, resolve problems and recommend corrective action
    • Manage collaborative relationships with regulators, auditors, SEMCA’s governing board, banks, vendors, and contractors
    • Represent agency at meetings and forums to promote agency objectives and gathers information on policies, procedures and regulations that impact SEMCA
    • Other duties as assigned


    All team members are expected to be technically competent and committed to continuous development of their skills. The following skills, knowledge and education or certifications are specifically required for this position:

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field
    • Substantial years of Corporate Controller or CFO experiences in government or non-profit entity
    • Proven competencies in government or non-profit accounting to include operational working knowledge of federal funding requirements, budgeting, reporting, strategic business planning, compliance, and general business management
    • Experience managing governmental agency grants
    • Familiarity with grant and fund accounting
    • Effective analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills
    • Effective leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills
    • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Fundware, or other electronic accounting systems

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license

    Physical Demands

    Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and an LCD screen, hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individual requiring and requesting and/or needing additional accommodations.

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