HARRIS RAND LUSK

Bridging Access to Care

Chief Financial Officer

To Apply

Bridging Access to care has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:

Anne McCarthy, COO
Harris Rand Lusk
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3605
New York, NY  10168
amccarthy@harrisrand.com

Please put “BAC CFO” in the subject line of your e-mailed application.

Bridging Access to Care (BAC), founded in 1990 as the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force, provides its clients with a wide-ranging array of supportive services, including comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment and support, mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment,  education and AIDS prevention services, supportive housing, and Health Home care management, among others.  More than that, BAC provides a true community of care for those most impacted by social determinants of health and advocates for better treatment options and other improved services to enhance clients’ quality of life.

The need for supportive services continues to grow as stressors of everyday life increase the demand for mental health, substance use and support to house our homeless in New York City.  BAC anticipates continued growth as it moves into this next decade.  With a complicated funding environment and stringent financial reporting requirements, BAC’s is seeking to bring on board someone who is experienced in all aspects of financial management for an organization working in the healthcare/social services arena and who can bring strong strategic and leadership skills to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

The Position:
Bridging Access to Care is seeking a smart, hardworking, and experienced financial professional to become its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the CFO will be responsible for all aspects of finance including the financial planning, operations, financial reporting, budgeting, risk management, and accounting functions.  As a key member of the senior leadership team, the CFO must be a detail-oriented professional who can manage the financial and administrative needs of the organization, work closely with the auditors, and collaborate constructively with program directors.

It is critical that the CFO be capable of integrating smoothly into the senior management, fitting into the organization’s culture.   They will provide counsel and support to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors on all financial matters and reports to the Board, as well as work on various strategic initiatives.  They will work with the executive, program and finance staff in a supportive and direct manner with a minimum of ego.  They will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, a hands-on management style, as well as the ability to address and solve problems or issues as they arise. In addition, it is expected that they will be diplomatic, will operate with the highest integrity, and will possess sound judgment – as well as a sense of humor.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the agency’s overall budget and finances. Develop and coordinate the agency’s budgeting process and timetable, working with the Executive Director and members of the senior management team to develop annual financial goals for the agency.
  • Administer fiscal systems that reflect operating activities, align with internal budgets and reflect compliance with grant and contracting spending stipulations.
  • Serve as a member of the agency’s senior staff, participating in the development and implementation of overall policies, long-range planning, and daily operational goals and objectives.
  • Develop and coordinate short and long-range business and financial plans.
  • Formulate, recommend and implement sound fiscal policies, procedures and controls, including internal control compliance. Develop and implement controls, systems and procedures for effective operations and timely monitoring and reporting.
  • Manage and oversee all accounting functions, including general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, monthly closing schedules and planning and monitoring of cash flow.
  • Prepare regular financial reports that illustrate budget versus actual spending on organization, programs.
  • Prepare quarterly Board reporting and grant reporting as needed.  Provide primary support for the Finance committee of the Board of Directors, and for various ad hoc committees of the Board as needed, working closely with the Board leadership, the Executive Director and the other members of the senior leadership team.
  • Facilitate annual financial audit and tax filings, draft financial statements and serve as liaison to external auditors.
  • Participate in annual review of insurance policies and employee benefits package in collaboration with the CEO, the Human Resources Manager and the Board.
  • Develop and implement administrative systems that effectively support the program and ensure a smooth office operation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline; MBA and/or CPA strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ financial management leadership experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Significant experience providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and revenue cycle management team
  • Significant financial responsibility for a complex nonprofit organization preferred.
  • Familiarity with city, state and federal grants with significant understanding of Medicaid/Medicare, SAMHSA, DOHMH and OASAS requirements. Experience with private foundations grants a plus.
  • Strong written, oral, communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven high standards of performance, eager to pursue aggressive goals, and works hard and smart to achieve them. Must be persistent, decisive, resourceful, proactive, and results oriented.
  • Fully grasps programmatic activities and can convey information to people with varying levels of financial expertise.
  • Capable of managing difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work well in teams, as well as independently, and must be able to collaborate and build consensus internally and externally.
  • Proficient with spreadsheets, analytical tools and financial and administrative software
  • Commitment to mission.

Bridging Access to Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, gender identification, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. All qualified applications will be given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based solely on job-related factors.

For more information about Bridging Access to Care, please visit their website at www.bac-ny.org

122 East 42nd Street, Suite 3605, New York, NY 10168