Chief Financial Officer, HARCATUS

Emily Nolan

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization

HARCATUS' mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting self-sufficiency and advocating for positive change.

HARCATUS Community Action Organization, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Applications due as soon as possible.


HARCATUS Community Action Organization (HARCATUS) is a non-profit organization that has been providing supportive services to low-income residents of Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties for over 50 years. We are seeking a forward-thinking, experienced and highly skilled Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO is a key member of Agency leadership who, as a part of a leadership team, applies professional financial management skills to help chart the future of the Agency in accordance with its mission. In addition to the need to administer Agency budgeting, accounting, fleet and facilities responsibilities the CFO will apply critical management leadership skills including financial projections, scenario planning, varied analyses and risk assessments. The CFO should be comfortable with a focus on continuous improvement and development of organizational systems, policies and practices.

Priorities for the CFO will include: preserving operational integrity, transparency and accountability while effectively representing HARCATUS with staff, boards, committees, the public, and representatives of donor and grant agencies; establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships, working well with a broad range of personalities and experience levels; continuing to build organizational financial capacity; demonstrating a customer service attitude.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an exempt, leadership level position. The CFO is a member of the Executive Team. The CFO plans, organizes and directs the financial planning functions of the Agency; oversees and directs accounting, auditing, budget, payroll, risk management, fleet and facility functions; represents the Agency with other organizations and government agencies while performing a variety of sometimes complex fiscal and analysis assignments. The CFO provides supervision, direction and training for assigned staff, including but not limited to, two Accounting Specialists.


The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to all duties required:

  • Oversees and plans, organizes, manages, and coordinates the financial functions of the Agency; Develops, directs, and administers a variety of financial services, including but not limited to budgeting, revenue projections, payroll, tax accounting, general accounting, cash receipt and disbursement, recording of non-cash transactions and contract billing; Directs and coordinates the development of financial and office policies, such as accounting standards, accounting controls, work procedures, workload distribution, travel reimbursement, budget forms, fiscal policies and procedures; Develops and implements financial record keeping methods and procedures; Works with Agency management to provide advice and consultation on budget procedures and expenditures; Compiles and prepares the annual Agency-wide budget; Oversees and assists with balancing journals and ledgers; Develops and coordinates the implementation of cost tracking systems, including maintaining information for Grant Mandated expenditure tracking; Ensures compliance with contract and legal deadlines; Keeps abreast of legislative changes and regulations involving Agency financial management and advises other staff; Oversees financial functions related to legal document preparation, contract report monitoring, fleet/facility records and inventory.


Knowledge of:

  • General accounting theory, principles, practices and their application to a variety of accounting transactions and problems. Laws, rules, regulations, and policies affecting the financial operations of a nonprofit agency; including but not limited to GAAP, federal OMB Uniform Guidance, and 403B administration. Non-profit agency cost accounting and budgeting. Fiscal and program auditing theory, principles, and techniques and their application to Agency financial functions. Payroll laws and administration. Complex Fund Accounting. Principles of account classification, budget development and control. Computerized financial management systems and payroll systems; knowledge of Grants Management Systems Inc. (GMS) Fund Accounting software a plus. Principles of supervision, training, work evaluation, and management.

Ability to:

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and manage the financial functions of the Agency. Perform a variety of complex fund accounting, auditing, and financial transaction work. Analyze and evaluate financial, program, and operational information, researching and gathering appropriate information to resolve problems. Provide supervision, training, and work evaluation for assigned staff. Monitor and update fiscal and operational records. Develop objective analyses and recommendations for use by Agency management. Oversee the preparation and prepare a variety of financial and audit reports and statements. Successfully work with independent auditing firm to complete the annual Federal Single Audit, and 403B 5500 audit. Gather, organize, analyze, and present a variety of information. Conduct effective risk-management functions. Effectively represent the Agency with staff, committees, governing board, representatives of funders and the public. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships, working well with a broad range of personalities and experience levels. Maintain and observe all safety precautions and practices. Plan effectively and collaboratively for the long-term, while remaining flexible in the short-term to adapt to changing grant conditions.

Training and Experience:

  • Certified public accountant or has, at a minimum, a baccalaureate degree in accounting, business, fiscal management, or a related field. Post-secondary education in accounting or business preferred. Professional work experience in financial analysis work, including experience with non-profit agency financials.

Special Requirements:

  • Successfully pass criminal records checks and drug screening as per agency and funding requirements. Must be bondable. Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License with a good driving record, reliable transportation, and be eligible for Agency automobile insurance coverage. Must attend out of area meetings and/or trainings occasionally requiring overnight stay.

Must be fully qualified for the position and have the ability to demonstrate the physical and cognitive capabilities necessary to fulfill the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.


The starting annual salary for this position is $75,000 to $86,000; wages negotiable within the salary range based on experience and qualifications. This is not a contract position. Employment with HARCATUS is at will.

This position also offers an employee benefit package that includes the following:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance – The Agency currently pays 91.5% of the employee health premium and covers a core vision and dental plan. Spouse and eligible dependent coverage is available. Life Insurance – The Agency currently pays for a $20,000 life insurance policy for the employee. Spouse and eligible dependent coverage is available. Voluntary Term Life with AD&D also available for employee, spouse and dependents. Agency contributes 3% to a 403(b) Retirement Plan. Employees are eligible to make elective deferral contributions anytime on or after the date of hire. Employees are fully vested after three years. Optional Benefits – Medical & Dependent Care FSA. Other Annual Benefits – Sick Leave (480 hours max balance), accrued Vacation, Funeral Leave, Holiday Leave (15 paid Agency observed holidays).


Interested individuals are urged to apply as soon as possible. Please visit our website at to obtain the required Agency application. Application, resume and three professional and personal references required. Submit information to or:

Attn: Alison Kerns, Executive Director
821 Anola Street, Suite A2
Dover, OH 44622


HARCATUS Community Action Organization (“Agency”) is an anti-poverty agency that seeks to improve the economic security of low-income households. Using a variety of strategies, the Agency is a catalyst for change with individuals and communities. The Agency employs a variety of approaches including early childhood education, human service delivery, planning/advocacy, housing programs and youth employment to improve conditions and create economic opportunities. More information on the Agency’s purposes and efforts are to be found at and on its social media page.


The Agency has operated a wide variety of programs and services since 1965 when it was incorporated as a private, non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Ohio. The Agency is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of local leaders in the private, public, and low-income sectors. The Board provides oversight and vision in accordance with the Agency’s mission. In addition to performance responsibilities the Agency has significant compliance and accountability requirements due to its diverse revenue streams including an annual Single Audit.


The Agency has a workforce of approximately 145 with a budget of $8 million from multiple federal, state and local sources. Current primary programs include: Head Start, Early Head Start, Home Energy Assistance, Weatherization, Energy Programs, Senior Meals, Youth Employment and Emergency Assistance. Each program operates various projects and services that enable low-income families and persons to improve their lives. A community assessment is conducted periodically to ensure that use of resources addresses locally-identified priority issues.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for individuals and families by minimizing the effects of poverty, promoting self-sufficiency and advocating for positive change.

HARCATUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

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