Chief Financial Officer (2)


In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan 
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan 
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit 
  • 401(k) with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually 
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions 
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care

The Essential Functions Include:

  • Oversee agency business matters and report to the CEO on the fiscal and business management of the agency including risk management, banking, legal affairs, registrations and filings, tax returns, investments, compensation, and benefits
  • The CFO is integral to the organization's ethical imperative in the integration and commitment to incorporate racial justice principles in all areas of practice and operations
  • Promotes a culture with a unifying mission centric lens that informs Hillsides' trauma responsive practice and one that integrates an explicit and active commitment to equity for under-represented and oppressed groups
  • Partner with senior leaders on operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, and revenue/expense analysis
  • Develop and maintain the fiscal and business management of supporting and affiliated organizations including, but not limited to, Youth Moving On and the Hillsides Education Center
  • Develop financial data gathering and operating systems to facilitate business and financial informed decision making
  • Supervise and direct professional staff and, as assigned, support staff
  • Maintain agency accounting software and supporting systems to ensure that financial information is current, accurate and adaptable to the many formats that may be required
  • Prepare the agency annual budget for review and approval by the Hillsides Board of Directors
  • Ensure the effective delivery of routine financial services and operations of the agency, such as, but not limited to, payroll, cash management, cashiering, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger maintenance
  • Produce accurate and timely income statements, balance sheets, and other pertinent reports
  • Develop and maintain effective data-based means to track program/product income and expenditures and other key data
  • Prepare annual and periodic internal, government and other fiscal audits
  • Collaborate with Advancement Department to provide timely, accurate and appropriate information for proposal development and reporting 
  • Maintain strong working relationships with Hillsides' banking and other financial institutions
  • Negotiate and maintain appropriate corporate insurance coverage
  • Liaise with county and state agencies, associations, and organizations similar to Hillsides regarding contracting, reporting, compliance requirements
  • Staff the Finance Committee and support other Board committees as designated and keep the Board apprised of the financial condition of the agency
  • Supervise the preparation for the annual audit of the agency financial position and report, as well as the implementation and response to any findings should there be any.  This also applies to the annual audit of the employee benefit plan
  • Other duties as required


Core Competencies, Communication Skills and Abilities:

  • Culturally competent communication and sensitivity towards diverse communities represented within the workforce and client community
  • Experienced in financial systems management
  • Demonstrated understanding of finance and accounting, fiscal cycles, and analysis
  • Demonstrated commitment to data-informed decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to objectively review, interpret and present data
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries from Board members, office personnel, other employees, and the general public
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial and numerical information to colleagues and others who do not have a background in finance or accounting
  • Demonstrated record of high ethical and professional standards

   Interpersonal Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, gather data, analyze, synthesize, and classify information, and draw valid, objective conclusions
  • Demonstrated ability to make the transition from operational details to big picture scenarios
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others - be they colleagues, professional associates, Board members, state/county personnel, donors, or the general public - in face-to-face, written and electronic contexts
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, establish priorities, manage time, meet deadlines, effectively delegate, and perform duties under often severe time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
  • Demonstrated ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints

Physical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to talk or hear to give and receive information and instructions
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls
  • Ability to reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to use computer keyboard up to 80% of the day
  • Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment

Equipment and Computer Software Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with general computer programs essential to financial management (working knowledge of Microsoft applications)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with accounting software, various business data bases
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge of office management and equipment necessary


  • Regularly work indoors in a variety of environments
  • Potential exposure to blood borne pathogens


  • Master's degree in Business Administration and/or Finance preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive responsibility overseeing financial services
  • Demonstrated familiarity with public sector contracting required with preference given to candidates familiar with human services contracting in Los Angeles County
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in program budgeting and fiscal management
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier.


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.  All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer