Position Description: Chief Financial Officer

Reports to: Executive Director and Board Treasurer

Position Open: Immediate

Position Details: Full-time, salaried

Created: May 31, 2017

Organization Description:

SDWR is a non-profit Organization based in Madison, Virginia, with a staff of approximately 20 employees and an annual budget of less than 3M. The Organization has been in operation for approximately seven years and has a mission to provide service dogs to individuals with invisible disabilities like Autism, Diabetes, PTSD, and Seizure Disorders.

Position Description:

The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Board Treasurer and Executive Director and is responsible for A/R and A/P, Payroll and General Ledger Management. In addition, this position will provide daily oversight of fiscal operations, monthly reconciliations, as well as annual reconciliation, 990 preparation and filing, and preparation for annual Organizational audit. This position oversees Organizational staff that process clients’ donations to their personal fundraising campaigns which include booking receipts to the campaigns. This position provides oversight to employees who assist in the management of the financial component of the Organization’s work with its clients. MUST BE ABLE TO REPORT TO OFFICE IN MADISON VIRGINIA.

The Chief Financial Officer will participate in responsible financial management of the Organizations according to State and Federal rules that pertain to non-profit organizations exclusively. The Chief Financial Officer will work with donors, vendors, staff, senior management and board members.

The Chief Financial Officer will prepare monthly financial statements for the review of the Organization’s Board of Directors and may be required to attend monthly phone conference meetings of the Board of Directors.

The Chief Financial Officer will oversee Human Resources policies and procedures. Working with the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer will ensure that all necessary State and Federal new hire paperwork is completed, that hiring and dismissal procedures and an employee policy and procedure handbook is distributed and reviewed yearly, etc.


  • Monthly reconciliations of accounts payable and receivable, bank and investment accounts and expense accounts
  • Oversee incoming donations, asset management and depreciation
  • Grant management and required reporting
  • Development of financial policies and controls for this young non-profit Organization.
  • All payroll responsibilities including preparation and distribution of W2’s
  • Human Resources work to include ensuring all new hire state and federal paperwork is complete and on-file, that employees receive and review policies and procedures handbook, knowledge of standard hiring and dismissal procedures
Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in non-profit accounting or finance

Skills Required

Applicant must demonstrate attention to detail and good record-keeping skills to meet state and federal tax and nonprofit regulations. Applicant must have outstanding communication skills for working with staff, management and board members, plus vendors, community donors and others. Applicant must have knowledge of financial management and reporting, internal controls, IRS rules and regulations for nonprofit organizations, fiscal systems, budgeting and how to use accounting software.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 yrs. experience in non-profit accounting
  • CPA preferred
  • Experience of at least five years in non-profit accounting management
  • Knowledge of IRS non-profit rules and regulations
  • Knowledge of HR rules and regulations and some experience in overseeing HR functions
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Quick Books accounting software

No phone calls will be accepted

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