Chief Financial Officer- Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) was founded in 1986 with a mission to support and revitalize underserved neighborhoods by increasing owner-occupancy and eliminating substandard housing. The focus has expanded over the years to include neighborhood revitalization, financial empowerment through homeownership promotion and the construction of new affordable housing. CNE is a regional leader in affordable housing and community development, with high standards of performance and a desire to identify and implement creative ways to solve problems and empower residents in the community.


As a key member of the leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer will report to the President and play a significant role in the continued growth and success of the company. The CFO will have primary responsibility to direct and oversee all the financial and risk management activities of the company; to include preparation of financial reports and results, development of financial and operational strategies, summaries and forecasts of future business growth and the ongoing development and monitoring of procedures designed to protect company assets. Additionally, this position will have day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and overseeing all financial-related activities and systems, which includes accounting, payroll, loan servicing, forecasting, budgeting.

Essential Job Functions:

• Direct and oversee all aspects of the financial functions of the company.

• Coordinate, create, analyze, and report financial performance metrics to senior leadership, various management teams, and the board of directors (financial performance dashboards, strategic planning projections)

• Prepare short and long term financial forecasts and models for use by senior leadership and internal management. Collaborate with, and advise, senior leadership and board of directors regarding strategic corporate planning initiatives. Participate and report at board meetings

• Oversee multiple audit and tax functions: coordinate activities with outside audit firms

• Provide advice on the financial implications of business activities.

• Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile.

• Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.

• Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.

• Provide controllership functions to ensure finances are managed in accordance with prevailing legislation, statutes, contractor requirements, agency policies, and generally accepted accounting principles

• Coordinate the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets. Serves as liaison to senior staff, department heads, and managers on accounting/financial matters including the operating and capital budgets

• Perform additional duties as assigned by the CEO

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

• BS in Accounting or Finance, MBA and CPA preferred

• 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles

• Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accounts payable and receivable, preparation of financial statements, budgeting, preparation of financial reports, payroll processing functions and oversight

• Must be highly motivated and able to work independently

• Strong written and oral communication skills, as well as organizational skills

• Experience with non-profit accounting preferred

• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, experience with various accounting software, and knowledge of how to extract and manipulate pertinent data to produce professional materials for management and planning

Salary: DOE

Interested applicants will send their resume and cover letter to Martina Guilfoil.