The Vice President Finance and Administration reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer leads the development and maintenance of financial planning, accounting, and reporting processes. The VPFA establishes strong financial management and accountability for including the establishment of effective internal controls. The VPFA is responsible for agency disbursements, management and coordination of the budgeting process, accounts receivable processes, payroll, equipment inventory, and timely, accurate, and reliable financial reports. Considerable judgment is exercised in providing technical advice, charging or crediting accounts, and in the distribution of costs. The VPFA is also responsible for the safekeeping and privacy of Heartland Center’s assets and financial information, which requires the enforcement and refinement of various financial policies and controls throughout the entire company. Working closely with Operations, the CFO promotes transparency and accountability
S/he is assisted by professional and paraprofessional staff in the performance of duties. The VPFA is expected to responsible for maintaining relationships with all external stakeholders with respect to the financial operations of the agency as well as with agency administrative staff, management, and teams to support a culture of excellence that drives and enhances the quality of services.
Strong experience in finance and accounting, compiling and managing budgets, organizational planning and human resource concepts.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to communicate financial data to various constituencies.
Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills
Thorough knowledge of non-profit accounting principles and practices and ability to apply them to varied accounting transactions.
Thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively use computerized accounting software.
Knowledge of Excel software and SAGE ACPAC or similar automated financial system.
Working knowledge of the basic principles and practices of auditing.
Skill in preparing complete and accurate accounting reports and statements of moderate difficulty.
Skill in identifying and resolving managerial problems such as work assignments, employee relations, employment development, and morale.
Skill in using ten-key calculator and adding machines, keyboarding and use of a computer for accounting practices.
Visual skill and ability in reading handwritten or small printed words and numbers rapidly and accurately.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills; ability to effectively interact with senior management and board members
Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university/ MBA is preferred. CPA (certified public accountants) or CMA (certified management accountant) certification required; AND at least 10 years of accounting or progressively responsible finance experience, of which 5 years must be served in a financial leadership role
Non-profit background specific to healthcare, behavioral healthcare, hospitals and physician practices preferred
The Heartland Center for Behavioral Change is a private, not for profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing substance abuse and other behavioral healthcare services to Missouri residents. Founded in 1982 as the Kansas City Community Center, we deliver hope, healing and recovery to people who are struggling with addiction and other life problems. Our comprehensive services have helped tens of thousands of people begin a new life — free of alcohol and drugs.