Chief Financial Officer

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond


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We are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts offers girls a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success. With support from dedicated adult volunteers, parents and staff, we deliver the best Girl Scout experience to 10,500 members: 7,500 girls and 3,000 adults in 61 counties within West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Virginia.

Job Summary

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a strategic business partner who works closely with the board of directors, chief executive officer and senior leadership team to develop and implement council financial strategies and overall direction of the Organization. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, treasurer and finance committee chair, the CFO provides overall financial leadership and direction to the Council, and is also responsible for providing effective stewardship, control and oversight of the Organization’s finances. The CFO leads the accounting function and financial statement preparation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, industry practices and tax-exempt regulations.

Reports To

Chief Executive Officer


  1. Executive Support:  Supports the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in leading the development of the Council’s budget and operating plan; and ensures that resource allocation and utilization reflects and facilitates the achievement of the council ‘s strategic plan. Provides counsel to the CEO in the formulation of overall fiscal policies and plans regarding both short and long-term financial matters.
  • Board Engagement:  a member of board committee and is responsible for preparing reports and analysis to support effective governance and decision-making of the Council.
  • Departmental Leadership:  Provides leadership and oversight of the Finance, IT, Facilities, Business Operations, Data, Risk Management functions and Service Centers in alignment with the Movement to provide the premier girl leadership experience.
  • Relationship Manager:  Cultivates and manages the Councils banking, endowment and investment management financial relationships.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Manages Finance and the day-to-day operations to ensure accurate and timely processing of financial transactions and financial reporting, and alignment with accounting standards.
  • Oversees Human Resources to ensure effective recruitment, training, and performance management processes and employee policies are in effect.  Ensures health and welfare benefits are competitive, payroll and compensation managed, and employee conflicts are resolved.
  • Leads the Staff Risk Management team with the Board Audit/Risk Management committees and external auditors.  Responsible for the identification and management of business risks and insurance requirements.
  • Oversees council-owned and council-leased Service Center operations to maximize cost effectiveness in the acquisition and disposition of fixed assets, and in the construction, improvement, and ongoing maintenance of said properties.
  • Oversees Technology to ensure the availability, security and integrity of all technology (hardware and software) needed to support Council functions and strategic plan.
  • Manages all financial transactions, financial records, and financial policies and procedures to protect the sustainability of the Council and adherence to accepted accounting standards and principles.
  • Administers and monitors performance of operating plans and budgets, by measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective actions, and minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Prepares and issues financial statements and reports for the Board, CEO and Executive Team.
  • Ensures that all council financial operations are carried out in compliance with GAAP, local, state, federal, and not-for-profit regulations, guidelines, and laws.
  • Audit oversight-  Oversees financial and operational audits, i.e. 403b plan audits, employee benefit plans, accounting and payroll functions and prepares regulatory filings, i.e. IRS Form 990s and 5500.
  • Process improvement- Identifies opportunities for improved efficiencies and supervises the implementation of improvements to internal controls and operating procedures.
  • Role Model- Promotes and demonstrates cultural competence by role modeling behaviors of trust, respect and inclusivity to effectively communicate and work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds in an environment in which all people with unique perspectives and experiences can succeed.
  • Active participation in the development of environments that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and access through words, actions, and attitude.
  • Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • CPA or MBA preferred
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule – minimal evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word) including the ability to produce correspondence and complete mail merges.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written communication.  Writing sample provided for review.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with accounting software



  • At Girl Scouts of Black Diamond, we have a clear vision: to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We are dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion among our staff and membership.
  • Flexible schedules available.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Eye and Life insurance; 401K; flexible spending account; optional supplemental insurance.
  • Free parking.
  • Generous leave—3 weeks paid vacation to start, 12 sick days annually, 12 paid holidays annually PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
  • We are a dynamic, diverse, fun team of professionals who love providing a meaningful and impactful experience to girls and volunteers in our jurisdiction.

Required Experience:

  • Ten years of directly related work experience, and at least four years of leadership experience.
  • Experience in fund accounting or nonprofit accounting preferred
  • Experience managing operating budgets of at least $10 million
  • Executive team and Board experience preferred

How to Apply:

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Please send resume AND cover letter to: by May 31, 2021.

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