Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

New York, NY

Job Summary

As a key member of the Senior Leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the President & CEO and assume a strategic role in the overall management of the organization. The CFAO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for all financial-related activities. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, financial planning and reporting, cash management, strategic planning, taxes, bank relations and compliance with Federal and State regulations. This position will also oversee all administrative areas including general operation and human resources and will be based in New York.

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement a plan to transition to bring the accounting function in-house
  • Review business systems across the organization, conduct an infrastructure analysis, and make recommendations for increased fiscal and structural health of the organization.
  • Manage all finance and accounting operations, including budgets, forecasts, investments, audit, payroll, bank relationships, accounts receivable & payable and strategic planning
  • Serve as an effective business partner with the CEO and a key member of the senior management team.
  • Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring audit issues are resolved and the preparation of the annual financial statements in accordance with federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information.
  • Staff member overseeing the activities of the Finance, Audit and Investment committees of the Board of Directors.
  • Act as investment manager responsible for authorizing the purchase, sale, exchange and transfer of securities, working with the Investment Committee of the Board. Monitor, update and reconcile investment accounts
  • Work with the CEO to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements.
  • Manage budget process, working with the senior staff, preparing and distributing appropriate documents for management review and discussion and compiling interim and final documents for Committee and Board review.
  • Manage and oversee all activities relating to the annual external audit and other internal reviews
  • Review and ensure timely submission of all required tax filings and financial reports
  • Assure compliance with finance policies, procedures, standards, and applicable regulatory requirements

General Operations:

  • Oversee risk management and legal activities; letters of agreement, contracts, leases and other legal documents and agreements
  • Establish operating processes to achieve sustainable business results.
  • Directs production of the Annual Report.
  • Implements and maintains best practices in organizational operations designed to support the health and growth objectives of the organization

Human Resources:

  • Oversees Human Resources (currently outsourced) to include regulatory compliance, benefits, payroll and staffing administration.
  • Direct the organization's staff and consistently administer human resources policies and procedures.



  • BS in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable


  • 15 -20 years of progressively responsible financial, supervisory and management experience, most recently as a Chief Financial Officer or Controller, ideally in a NFP environment.
  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
  • PC proficiency is essential (Windows environment) and strong knowledge of Excel.
  • A skilled team-builder who will stimulate GLAAD's commitment to collaborative teamwork and partnership
  • An assertive leader who will hold colleagues accountable to individual, departmental and organizational goals
  • An adept relationship-builder capable of developing effective partnerships with pro bono resource providers, vendors and other professionals
  • A forward-looking strategist with the ability to assess, analyze and advise the CEO and Board on important financial and operational issues that could impact pursuit of GLAAD's strategic goals
  • Demonstrated capacity for thought leadership, including leadership on how to evolve non-profit approaches to adapt to emerging trends in the field
  • CPA certification a plus
  • Experience with Abila MIP Accounting system a plus



The CFAO reports to the President and CEO and supervises support staff.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 403(b) retirement plan; escalating vacation beginning with three weeks+; Paid sick, personal days and holidays; and Organization paid health benefits for employees including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, life and long-term disability insurance.


To be considered for this position please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:


Other Notes

  • GLAAD does not have the ability at this time to provide sponsorship for this position.
  • GLAAD does not have the ability to provide relocation benefits to candidates.
  • GLAAD is a business casual dress environment.
  • Candidates MUST be able to pass both financial and criminal background check.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified. Management reserves the right to revise or amend duties at any time.
  • This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.