The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
  • 04-Oct-2019 to 18-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Peoria, IL, USA
  • Full Time


Interested in a leadership role in nonprofit finance? Serving 37 counties in central Illinois, The Center for Youth and Family Solutions employs 400 people and provides high quality strength-based, family centered, trauma-informed social services. Our programs include behavioral health counseling, foster care, adoption, youth services, child abuse prevention, therapeutic residential care for youth, and senior services. Our administrative offices are based in Peoria and we are searching for a talented CFO to join our mission-based leadership team.


  • Provide oversight of finance, budgeting, cash flow, accounting, billing, fiscal reporting, payroll and audits directing the fiscal functions of the organization in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (annual budget 28 million).
  • Supervise and lead accounting and payroll team - including providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends - including analyzing and reporting financial information in easy to understand formats unit costs, ROI, and other metrics.
  • Be an active business partner/internal consultant to the CEO, COO, Finance Committee, Board, Director of Advancement, HR Director, IT Director, Associate Director and other key stakeholders on financial and business matters.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the organization's short and long term plans including advising CEO and COO on the impact of new programs/ strategies/contracts/facilities and regulatory action.
  • Provide solutions to business challenges, direct projects, and continuously enhance overall operations, creating efficiencies and improving effectiveness.
  • Keep up with new accounting and reporting requirements and communicate them effectively to non-financial staff.
  • Work closely with IT department and program leaders to develop/implement systems and processes that increase efficiency in fast-moving environment with multiple funding streams.
  • Advocate with external bodies as needed to promote efficiencies, adequate rates and fees for service, excellent stewardship of agency resources, and promotion of the agency mission and effective client service delivery.
  • Assess and prevent financial risks including oversight of insurance and fraud prevention.
  • Direct and approve processes for disbursements, journal entries, transferring funds, tax returns, cost allocations, and other accounting department responsibilities.  


  • Interest and commitment to agency mission
  • Bachelor's degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, or Finance
  • Five or more years in of senior accounting/supervisory experience - CPA preferred
  • Experience working with external auditors, compliance and regulatory oversight
  • Experience with non-profit accounting and government grant reporting experience preferred
  • Experience integrating IT/Systems to improve accounting productivity and accuracy
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented
  • Proven change leadership abilities, strong communication skills, and proven project management experience
  • Experience successfully collaborating and achieving results working in multidisciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team
  • Must pass background check


  • Competitive compensation
  • Choice of 4 medical plans including PPO and high deductible plans with HSA   
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation, sick and personal days
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Employer paid life insurance and LTD
  • Flexible spending plan and dependent care plan 


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