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Senior Vice President of Finance

Chicago, IL, USA

Responsible for providing effective leadership and strategies in areas of finance and administration for the Easterseals National Office and network of affiliates.  Specific duties include overall responsibility for fiscal operations and support of organizational planning activities.  This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving and change management to join a mission driven organization.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Oversees the organization’s financial functions and promotes integrity and transparency in all matters relating to accounting, budget, cash flow, government regulations, and reporting to non-profit oversight organizations.
  • Actively collaborates on the identification, development, and execution of network strategy to drive value and develop a sustainable affiliate network.
  • Provides critical financial information to the Finance and Audit committees of the Board around issues and trends.  Oversees and manages the annual financial audit process.
  • Serves as a member of the management team; partners with the management team to understand their business needs and provide financial and operational information that moves the organization’s and affiliate network’s goals and objectives to completion.
  • Works closely with the management team to evaluate systems for process improvements and identify efficiencies to meet organizational objectives. 
  • Analyzes the organization’s financial information and develops strategic and tactical recommendations.
  • Consults and advises management and volunteer leadership on accounting issues, compliance and risk management.
  • Oversees timely financial statement reporting and variance analysis for management and board members.
  • Effectively manages relationships with banks, auditors, investment advisors and actuaries.
  • Assures the organization is compliant with all regulatory agency requirements and oversight agencies.  Assures proper reporting and compliance with Federal grants and contracts.
  • Provides leadership oversight of frozen Defined Benefit Pension Plan for Employees of Easter Seals, Inc. and participating affiliates, 401(a) and 403(b) plans.
  • Supervises various finance staff and oversees effective operation of administrative services area.
  • Understands and endorses Easter Seals’ mission and values.
  • Enthusiastically supports every team member by conducting business ethically and with integrity, demonstrates respect for fellow colleagues, shows dedication to improving quality, and is committed to providing outstanding customer service.
  • Contributes to an organizational culture of innovation and exemplary performance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Educational Background: 
MBA or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field preferred;
  • Extensive experience managing banking relationships.
  • Experience in the use and management of technology systems with experience overseeing systems and/or upgrades.
  • Possess a superior level of personal and business integrity and ethics.
  • Possess self-confidence, excellent public speaking, facilitation and decision-making skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of Federal funding reporting and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to travel.
  • CPA or CMA preferred
  • Six to ten years’ experience in a senior financial management role.  Nonprofit affiliate network sector experience preferred.

Organization Info


Chicago, IL, United States
About Us

For nearly 100 years Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families challenged by disabilities. Now, as America faces a broad range of new issues, we make a major, positive, life-changing difference in the lives of people and families facing today's disabilities. The work we do every day is redefining disabilities for the 21st century.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Oct 13 2019
Active Until: 
Nov 13 2019
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