Chief Financial Officer - Legal Aid of North Carolina
Company: Armstrong McGuire & Associates
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Chief Financial Officer
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
In America, equal justice under law is a right, not a privilege.
The reality is accessing justice is not equal for all. Those who
can afford legal representation are much more likely to secure
justice than those who can't.
Do you want to help break down the barriers to equal justice? Do
you want to ensure that the most vulnerable in our community don't
stand alone, aren't robbed of their dignity, or trapped in cycles
of poverty, violence, and poor health?
Are you a visionary? Can you inspire others to see how the
financial strength and efficiency of an organization helps turns a
mission into a reality? Do you invest in the people around you? Are
you prepared to work in a demanding environment, to acquire and
refine your skills, with high-quality teams in a collaborative law
If the answer is yes, then we are looking for you to be the next
Chief Financial Officer of Legal Aid of North Carolina.
Legal Aid NC increases access to safe and affordable housing,
economic stability, health care, education, and other essential
services. Limited resources demand that we help those with the most
dire civil legal needs-survivors of domestic violence, families
facing homelessness, children and people with income at 125% of the
poverty level or below. Legal Aid NC works strategically to educate
people about their rights, offers legal advice, and represents
clients in legal disputes, serving 25,000 people each year.
What will you do as Legal Aid NC's next Chief Financial
The Deputy Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer position is
accountable for the financial operations of the organization,
including budgeting, reporting, forecasting, financial systems,
insurance, and a comprehensive set of controls to mitigate risk,
ensure the accuracy of the company's reported financial results,
and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted
accounting principles. The Deputy Director of Finance reports
directly to the Executive Director and is an active member of the
leadership team. Responsibilities are as follows:
Develop and implement improved financial systems, policies, and
accounting controls required for the effective and efficient
operation of systems. Ensure compliance with financial policies,
procedures, and internal controls, including proper separation of
duties and adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(GAAP) and local, state, and federal regulations.
Drive the annual budget process and monitor, working with team
members to identify operating expenses, capital expenditures, and
program and grant budgets.
Responsible for grants management by distributing staff time to
funding sources, grant reporting, budgeting, and supporting grant
Manage the Finance team providing leadership and vision to the
Controller, Assistant Controller, and four Senior Accountants, and
three additional staff.
Participate in and provide staff support to the Audit and Finance
committees of the Board of Directors and attend Board meetings. Be
the primary interface with the Board member serving as
Manage annual audit, preparation and filing of Form 990, and all
other tax reporting requirements.
Supervise the recording and reporting of the organization's
Maintain adequate property and liability insurance coverage.
Supervise bi-monthly payroll processing, W-2 and 945 reporting.
Why Legal Aid NC?
Legal Aid of North Carolina is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that
provides free legal services in civil matters to low-income people
in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove legal
barriers to economic opportunity.
For 20 years, Legal Aid NC has been an investment that benefits all
North Carolinians. It ensures that individuals in our state are
treated fairly under the law. Legal Aid NC receives over 250,000
calls annually and opens over 25,000 cases that are distributed to
its 250 advocates in 25 local offices and 15 statewide projects
through a $50M organization. It provides access, tools, and
advocacy to all our neighbors regardless of background and age,
saving taxpayers money while ensuring justice for all. In most
cases, Legal Aid NC can keep our neighbors out of the courtroom
saving time and money for everyone.
Want to know more? Visit Legal Aid NC's website at
Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets sought in the
Chief Financial Officer Leadership experience within a complex
nonprofit organization in a finance role; CPA experience
Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, principles,
controls, methods, and techniques of financial management
Strong understanding of, and extensive professional experience,
Accounting/GAAP principles, particularly for nonprofit
Budgeting and forecasting
Financial statement preparation and reporting
Cash flow management
Government grants and contracts
Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver against
deadlines while maintaining the flexibility necessary to adapt,
respond, and meet the needs of the organization
Great attention to detail and a willingness to be hands-on to
Enthusiastic approach to work, with the humility and attitude to
work effectively in a team environment and contribute to team
building and culture
Demonstrated ability to develop positive, productive professional
relationships with diverse stakeholders
Proven ability to express thoughts, perceptions, and ideas clearly
and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to project
confidence and knowledge when speaking publicly
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, embrace
innovation, and implement tactically
Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office;
experience using accounting software products
Are you the next Chief Financial Officer for Legal Aid NC?
To apply, click on the link to the Chief Financial Officer position
profile at . You will see instructions for uploading your cover
letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references.
Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case
of any technical problems, contact
Compensation is based on regional nonprofit, public interest
salaries. Health, retirement, and leave benefits are excellent:
Medical, dental, and life insurance premiums are 100% employer
covered for employees. 401(k) contributions with no match required.
Paid leave includes 1.75 days per month (21 leave days in the first
two years; 30 days paid in subsequent years), 14 holidays, floating
holidays, and other paid leave.
Legal Aid of North Carolina is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer. Selection will be based on merit and will be made without
discrimination because of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation,
gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic
information, mental disability, marital status, familial status, or
any other legally protected status. Minorities, women, senior
citizens, and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to
apply. We thrive when we are diverse.
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