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Chief Financial Officer – CFO – Wilkes-Barre

Chief Financial Officer – CFO – Wilkes-Barre

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well. We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a full time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for our Wilkes-Barre Administrative location. Candidates seeking part-time will also be considered.


Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads and manages the fiscal department and oversees fiscal operations, accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, the financial management of grants and governmentally contracted programs as well as the strategic planning for the organization in relation to all financial matters.  The CFO will be involved in reporting to board committees and will work closely with leadership on relevant financial data necessary for planning, budgetary and financial decisions. On a routine basis, the CFO is expected to assess operations, internal controls, and practices, and make recommendations to improve accuracy, efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Prepare and present financial statements for executive leadership, program managers, board, and funders to include actual results to budget, variance analysis, and other requested reports with supporting analysis where appropriate.

Manage and oversee investment, endowment, and pension funds. Ensure invested assets are in keeping with policies and guidelines, and in compliance with appropriate accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

Partner with the President and CEO on financial issues and provide strategic recommendations on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis. During strategic planning, lead the organizations financial management analysis of all existing service lines and make strategic recommendations for service line contraction, expansion or service line additions to the President and CEO and Board of Directors. 

Engage the Board Finance Committee around issues, trends and changes in the operating model and operational delivery of services as such relate to changes in reimbursement, government policy, general healthcare policy and trends and other influences occurring in the external environment.  Provide staff support and serve as liaison to Board Finance Committee and in conjunction with the Committee, set financial objectives, policies, and practices.

Engage with executive and senior management to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration that ensures all financial and financial information technology solutions positively support the organizations culture, strategy, operational delivery of services and financial data collection needs.  Oversee and ensure education of program leaders and staff regarding finance, budget and accounting procedures and explore how the fiscal function can support programs and ensure cost effective customer service focused operations.

Hold Finance team accountable for completion of tasks and progress on performance objectives; ensure accurate and timely maintenance of record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and monitor the use of all funds and finance related management information systems; maintain and assess internal control processes and procedures over financial reporting; develop strengths of fiscal team; clarify roles and responsibilities and provide training to maximize employee contributions for individual and organizational growth, and provide frequent and routine feedback regarding overall performance.  Ensure tax filings are submitted accurately and on time; and ensure effective internal communications. 

Oversee the annual budget process working closely with the Director of Finance. Review indirect, direct, and other allocation formulas annually during all financial reporting periods to assure maximum reimbursement while maintaining compliance with all funding program requirements.  Coordinate and act as liaison for annual audit, ensuring timely completion.  Review expenses regularly for cost saving opportunities.

Review annual federal indirect and fringe benefit rate proposals.  Oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting; perform periodic summaries of federal grant and other funding draws and comply with all appropriate compliance reporting.

Establish and maintain relationships with banking institutions for routine services, treasury management services and other debt or line of credit facilities as necessary to support operations.  Serve as fiscal leadership within the organization and externally to stakeholders.

Promote and contribute to organizational and programmatic goals of MFHS. 



Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Healthcare Administration

5+ years progressive experience as Controller, Financial Officer, or equivalent level position

Prior experience in a complex non-profit with multiple programs and funding resources

Knowledge of revenue cycle management processes and solutions

In depth knowledge of federal cost principles and federal reporting requirements.

Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of non-profit financial management, and grant accounting.

CPA preferred

Demonstrated leader.

Strong management skills.

Deadline and detail oriented.

MFHS offers employees: 


  • Excellent employee and family medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous paid time off
  • Earn 3 weeks to start, 4 weeks after 2 years, and 5 weeks after 4 years!
  • 4 personal days
  • Earn sick time beginning your first day
  • 100% 401k Company Match (up to 6% of compensation)
  • MFHS Paid Life and Disability Insurance
  • Family friendly schedules – no holidays, evenings, or weekends
  • Paid training & development
  • Wonderfully collaborative and supportive culture

Join our compassionate & caring team!

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MFHS is an ADA and EEO employer. Persons representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply

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