Throughout its history, the Connecticut Humane Society has been at the forefront of the animal welfare industry, enriching the lives of the citizens and animals of our great state. With the powerful human-animal bond at the heart of our work, we continue to evolve and expand as an organization to serve the needs of our society and to plan for the future.
The Connecticut Humane Society is excited to be seeking applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer providing oversight of finance and IT. The position reports directly to the executive director and is a key member of the senior leadership team, working closely with the board and other senior leaders to advance the Society’s overall strategic objectives. This position is responsible for hands on finance tasks such as journal entries and month end close.
The CFO position has primary responsibilities that include oversight of strategic financial planning and analysis of resource use and development; partnering in budget planning and oversight of budget implementation; treasury management; accounting, procurement and business services; internal audit; IT infrastructure and planning, network administration oversight and risk management. The CFO also works with various internal and external constituencies, particularly the auditors, investment firms, liability insurance brokers and others to improve the overall effectiveness of the society’s financial and business planning and operations. This position is also responsible for completing accounting tasks such as creating journal entries, running month end close and booking investment activity for our endowment fund. The CFO provides leadership for the society’s ongoing efforts to pursue innovative solutions and to develop operating strategies that enhance revenues and efficiency and lead to more cost-effective administrative practices. The CFO will also play an active role in our Capital Campaign, we are currently in the quiet phase of this process.
Connecticut Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
The Society seeks a collaborative and persuasive financial leader with a distinguished record of outstanding professional service and accomplishment. The ideal candidate will have high-level leadership capacity, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead and implement change in a proactive manner. Applicants should possess significant experience as a senior executive in a non-profit or business organization of relevant size and complexity with financial, business, capital planning, and project management responsibilities. The Society is looking for someone with 10-15 years’ experience. Applicants are required to hold a CPA. Applicants should also be familiar with a wide variety of financing and revenue generating techniques. The CFO will work from the main office in Newington, but will be required to travel within Connecticut. Valid driver’s license required.
About Connecticut Humane Society
Way back in 1881, a Hartford High School senior named Gertrude O. Lewis wanted to find a way to help animals of Connecticut. She gathered support in her community – including some of Connecticut’s most prominent citizens of the time – and that very same year, Gertrude founded the Connecticut Humane Society.
And all these years later, the work continues. CHS is the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, serving more than 10,000 pets every year. As an independent nonprofit organization, CHS does not receive any funding from the government and is not associated with any national animal welfare groups. The pets rely solely on the generosity and support of donors and volunteers.