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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Company: Hive
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Who We AreHively, derived from 'lively' and 'hive', is a thriving community full of life and energy. Hively's mission is to strengthen Alameda County families so that everyone in our community can thrive. Hively supports local families through child care stipends and referrals, parent education and family classes, mental health services and daily essentials (diapers, clothing, etc). This past year, we served over 2,000 local families and children seeking child care referrals and served 975 child care providers. We are fueled by our passion for strengthening thousands of families, regardless of ability to pay. While the pandemic threatened the very existence of many child care businesses, we were ready to answer this challenge by offering extra support to child care providers and local families, from masks and gloves to additional subsidies. California Assembly person Rebecca Bauer-Kahan recognized our outstanding work during the pandemic and awarded Hively with a California Nonprofit of the Year Award. Our Team & Culture At Hively, we strive to ensure all staff feel and encourage a sense of belonging, caring, and support. We prioritize learning, listening, and growing together. The OpportunityThe new Chief Financial Officer will play a key role on the senior leadership team and lead all aspects of finance strategy, operations, and team management during a time of significant financial and programmatic growth as we rapidly scale Hively. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CFO will serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO and a key partner to all staff.This position requires an ambitious, creative financial leader who brings not only the ability to leverage technology to improve all financial systems and processes but also the emotional intelligence and communication skills to ensure our team scales our work serving more Alameda County families. The new CFO will bring out the best in our growing finance team, including hiring and coaching new hires. We aim to unleash each employee's best work to advance our mission while building the capacity of staff and to achieve ambitious growth goals. As our team of 40 grows, we aspire to be a Great Place to Work. What you'll be doing:

  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Leadership 25%
  • Co-lead development of Hively's strategic plans, goals, and budget. Execute implementation of the plan, goals, and objectives
  • Serve as strategic partner with the CEO, providing advice on financial operations, analysis, budgeting, managing debt, and investments. Develop and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies, and procedures
  • Finance Operations 60%
  • Manage annual budget process and detailed monthly analysis of budget to actual performance
  • Optimize processes for greater efficiency
  • Develop and implement metrics and financial tools needed to achieve goals. Serve as executive interface regarding independent audits of Hively's financial operations
  • Serve as executive liaison to the Finance Committee and Audit Committee
  • Manage monthly financial reporting process, including detailed reports to government funders
  • Team Management 15%
  • Manage, mentor, and develop staff, providing positive leadership and problem solving
  • Foster a culture of results, collaboration, and accountability while inspiring staffWhat you should bring:
    • Passion for Hively's mission and vision
    • Commitment to playing a key role in strengthening a culture where people can do their best work
    • 10+ years of experience, including 5+ years of senior leadership experience in finance, including forecasting, fiscal management, analysis, accounting management, and budgets of a minimum of $3M, including providing leadership and coaching to at least two direct reports
    • Evidence of vision and collaboration in developing strategy, policies, and practices
    • Success developing new revenue streams and brainstorming how to fund new programs
    • Experience making compelling, persuasive presentations to decision-makers
    • Enthusiasm for analyzing financial technology needs, selecting appropriate systems, and implementing systems across staff teams
    • Proven experience in finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control, including GAAP
    • Commitment to a DEI-focused culture and learning and development approach
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse teams
    • Past experience excelling in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment
    • Commitment to pursuing financial sustainability
    • Successful track record of mentoring and retaining a high-performing team
    • Impeccable judgment, analytical ability, and decision-making
    • Spirit of continuous improvement, innovation, and problem-solving
    • Outstanding communication skills
    • Experience with cloud-based software
    • Ability to work in an East Bay office at least one day a week
    • CPA a plus
    • Nonprofit finance experience preferredSalary begins at $160,000. This is a highly flexible, hybrid role that we anticipate can include some time each week in our office. Our employees come to work each day ready to make a difference in the lives of local children and families. We invite you to explore the possibility of making a positive impact in the communities we serve. No matter your background, our new CFO must advocate for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We look forward to receiving your application.Benefits* Medical, dental and vision plans covered at 100% for the employee* Health & Dependent Care FSA & HSA* 14 Paid Holidays* Generous paid time off policy* Tuition Reimbursement* Employee Assistance Program* Life and AD&D Insurance* Long Term Disability Insurance* 403(b) plan and SEP-IRA plan with an employer contribution of 5%Attracting Candidates from All BackgroundsWhile we try to be thorough with our prerequisites, not everything about you as a candidate can be condensed into a list of bullet points. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.*Benefits apply for full-time, permanent positions only

Keywords: Hive, Pleasanton , Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Executive , Pleasanton, California

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