Director of Finance

CJE Senior Life in Chicago, IL

  • Industry: Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance - General Operational Manager
  • Type: Full Time
  • $66,080.00 - 118,250.00
position filled

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Directs the finance and accounting functions of CJE SeniorLife by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Establishes, or recommends to management, major accounting strategies, objectives, and policies for the Agency.

Recommends modifications to existing financial programs and implementation of new programs.

Responsible for management of the Finance, HCS and Grants Accounting, A/P, and Payroll Departments.

Prepares reports which summarize and forecast agency business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and cash flow based on the past, present, and expected operations.

Directs preparation of Annual Operating Budgets, reviews budget proposals, Directs Annual Budget Training, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification.

Provides CFO and management with timely reviews of the Agencys financial status and progress in its various programs and activities.

Directs determination of annual depreciation schedules for capital assets including additions and disposals.

Arranges for audits of agencys departments and accounts.

Prepares reports required by the Jewish Federation, regulatory agencies and Grant Foundations.

Establishes and maintains relations with banks and other financial institutions, including daily cash management.

Responsible for arranging for and/or providing appropriate financial training and education to Agency staff.

Oversees monthly financial statement preparation.

Keeps informed of current developments, trends and practices that pertain to achieving the overall success of the Agencys financial efforts.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with CJEs policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work of staff or volunteers; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; maintaining relations across Agency departments, functions, and committees as well as community organizations and the CJE Board.

Corporate Compliance

Responsible for overall compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules, regulations, standards, and adherence of safe work practices. Responsible for detection and reporting of non-compliance and for staff attendance at required in services.

This position has responsibility for HIPAA compliance in the execution of duties as well as for assuring that subordinate department members are HIPAA trained and compliant.

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is not likely to occur in this position.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor degree (B.A.) or equivalent; and seven to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

Strong computer skills including MS Office, accounting software and ERP system.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

CPA Preferred


Displays behavior that creates a customer service culture at CJE by understanding the needs of our clients and customers and demonstrating a strong bias toward service, quality and customer satisfaction.

To perform the job successfully, managers should demonstrate the following leadership competencies:

Attracting, Assessing, & Developing TalentAttracts, assesses, selects, and develops highly effective staff with diverse capabilities; manages current job performance as well as long-term career potential of others; provides constructive feedback, guidance, and coaching to staff; develops and implements plans for employee/leadership development and diversity; provides staff needed resources.

Team LeadershipDevelops and articulates a team/department shared vision and strategy. Establishes roles and performance goals and delegates responsibility to staff members. Keeps the team focused, motivated and inspired to action. Manages interpersonal conflict and promptly addresses performance issues. Listens to team members and provides effective day-to-day communication. Builds strong teamwork and individual commitment.

Business & Marketing AcumenHas a strong business and marketing orientation; understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators; assesses the financial implications of decisions; evaluates business and marketing options and how strategies and tactics work in the market.

Driving ResultsAssigns clear authority and accountability; directs change; monitors results using metrics and benchmarking; ensures compliance with policies and regulations; stays the course from start to finish; does not confuse effort with results; separates what is important from what is not; tackles problems directly.

Strategic & Visionary ThinkingAnticipates future trends and directional shifts in the relevant marketplace; has a clear vision for the future; foresees obstacles and opportunities; generates breakthrough ideas; constructs competitive strategies.

CJE Values

All staff should demonstrate the CJE Values in their behaviors and work practices.

RespectWe recognize, honor and acknowledge the inherent value of each person for their wisdom, their culture, their background and their unique history.

AdvocacyWe encourage public policy which will benefit our clients by educating ourselves and the community. Furthermore, we give voice to our clients needs and facilitate a positive action on their behalf.

CompassionWe treat everyone with caring, sensitivity, understanding, and supportive responsiveness.

IntentionWe approach our work and each task with mindful consideration as to what we are doing and why we are doing it, as individuals and as an agency.

AccountabilityWe are responsible individually and as an Agency for honest, accurate work and interaction with others. We plan strategically and provide measurable quality care with clear fiscal and ethical responsibility.

Innovation We continue to advance our knowledge and strive to develop, evaluate and implement new and advanced programming and models of care to bring benefits to our clients, community and broader older adult/health care environment.

This position has responsibility for HIPAA compliance in the execution of duties as well as for assuring that subordinate department members are HIPAA trained and compliant.

CJE SeniorLife is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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