Chief Financial Officer

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh


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Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have other disabilities.  We are committed to improving the lives of persons with vision loss and related disabilities by teaching independence and self-advocacy.

As a key member of the Executive Management team, the CFO will report to the President and assume a strategic role in the fiscal management of the Agency. The CFO will have primary day-to- day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This will include, but not be limited to, direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, legal, and property management.


  • Provides leadership in the development of short- and long-term strategic financial objectives
  • Responsible to provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts
  • Responsible for overseeing annual audit and 990
  • Directs and oversees all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization
  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies, and regulatory action
  • Provides executive management and board with advice on the financial implications of business activities
  • Manages processes for financial forecasting, budgets, and consolidation and reporting to the Agency
  • Provides recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Ensures that effective internal controls are in place and verifies compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Supervises investment of funds
  • Develops a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
  • Serves as an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the agency may enter
  • Responsible for Agency’s risk management functions
  • Directs the administration of agency property, casualty, and liability insurance
  • Coordinates and oversees audits of agency’s financial, grant, and contractual activities
  • Performs additional duties as assigned or required

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance, MBA and/or CPA highly desirable
  • 8+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles
  • Previous non-profit experience preferable
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate and manage at all levels of the Agency
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise the Accounting Department staff
  • Proficient computer skills with a strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with Sage 100 preferred


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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