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Chief Financial Officer,

$185,000 – $225,000 yearly

Greenacres Foundation

Last Updated: 5/09/24

Job Description

Chief Financial Officer, CFO, Controller

Greenacres Foundation (GAF):

Greenacres Foundation offers a variety of experiences for everyone. Our campuses are living classrooms, where programming can explore the natural environment, horsemanship, the arts, and generative agriculture. Whether it's an educational field trip, fun summer camps, farm-fresh products or events which blend learning and celebration, a quality experience awaits every guest. Our team at Greenacres is passionate and dedicated to our Mission and brings inspiration to all our endeavors.

Our unwavering commitment shines through in how we embrace our values - Grace, Generative, Giving, Good Neighbor Policy, and Green. Our team always aims for excellence, prioritizing Quality, Quality, Quality (QQQ) in every endeavor. We thrive in a collaborative environment where teamwork leads to achievements. More than a workplace, Greenacres is a career, a lifestyle and a place to wholeheartedly embrace the Mission and Values set forth by our visionary Founders, Louis and Louise Nippert. Here, dedication isn't just a requirement; it's a way of life.


The Chief Financial Officer position is being recruited as part of the current foundation’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) retirement succession plan. The current CFO intends to retire by the end of 2024. During this transition period, this position will be titled Controller and will transition to CFO upon retirement of the current CFO. This position will manage the financial actions of Greenacres Foundation and recommend the financial vision for the foundation. The CFO/Controller duties include tracking cash flow, financial planning, ensuring IRS compliance for Private Foundations, as well as analyzing the organization's financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions. This strategic role requires oversight of finance staff, collaborating well with peers and colleagues within the organization, and requires a strong level of strategic decision-making ability.

The CFO/Controller position works as a unified member of the Executive Team under the supervision of the Audit Committee, Board Chair, and President/CEO. As a member of the Executive Team, the CFO/Controller may be asked to assist with other functions as needed to support the foundation’s success. This position will regularly attend Board Meetings, and report on the financial status.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; implementing systems to improve efficiencies for the finance team and all staff; resolving problems; implementing productive change.
  • Forecasts Qualified Distribution, capital, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
  • Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements.
  • Manage financial audits and liaise with external auditors.
  • Maintain and evaluate risk management processes pertaining to liabilities.
  • Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Lead and mentor finance team, fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement.
  • Accomplishes finance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Provide support services to other departments for the advancement of the mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or equivalent.
  • Master’s degree in finance or business is preferred.
  • CPA certification is required.
  • CFA certification is preferred.
  • Private Foundation, Private Operating Foundation, or Non-Profit experience is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience managing and implementing financial systems.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ demonstrated leadership in a senior management role.
  • QuickBooks experience preferred.
  • Experience in budgeting, variance analysis, forecasting, cost management and cost analysis.
  • Experience leading staff with respect and diplomacy, while acting as part of a strategic decision-making team.
  • Experience preparing, reviewing, understanding, analyzing and executing details of contracts.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and trends.
  • Demonstrated success managing revenue, effectively planning, and maintaining effective systems of internal control.
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to think long-term and contribute to organizational growth and success.
  • Ability to successfully pass a post-offer pre-employment drug test and fingerprint FBI background screen.
  • Ability to work with both internal and external partners to ensure all who visit Greenacres get the highest quality experience.
  • Ability to internalize and reflect our values: QQQ, Grace, Green, Generative, and Good Neighbor Policy.

Why Choose Us?

As a company, we invest in our employees in all aspects of their life. We believe that the health and welfare of yourself and your family are very important. Listed below, you will find some of our top benefits and perks.

  • Market Competitive Salary
  • Generous PTO Package
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Plans
  • Employer-funded Simplified Employee Pension Plan
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Fun & Engaging Culture
  • Ongoing training, education, and industry partnerships that allow you to be up to speed on the latest innovations, technologies and processes.

Greenacres Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States