Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Job Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
  • Responsibilities

    Reporting to the President/CEO, the Vice President of Finance/CFO is responsible for assisting the President/CEO with all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost/benefit analysis and forecasting.  The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing and managing the financial-related activities of the company and will oversee the financial compliance of contracts and funding. 


    Essential Functions

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Working closely with the CEO, senior leadership and the board of directors to implement strategies across the organization
    • Providing direct management oversight of assigned divisions or departments
    • Building a culture of excellence and discipline that can be modeled by all levels of agency leadership
    • Representing the company to financial institutions, foundations, funding sources, auditors and other Goodwill Executives
    • Providing leadership in the development and continuous evaluation of financial objectives
    • Overseeing all aspects of the finance, accounting and payroll functions of the organization
    • Applying the highest level ethical standards to agency operations at all times
    • Overseeing cash, investment and asset management, as well as financial activities
    • Directing the preparation and communication of timely and accurate monthly and annual financial statements for staff and Board of Directors
    • Ensuring reporting for federal and state agencies and/or funders is timely, accurate and useful
    • Maintaining all financial information and records necessary to produce information as requested or required
    • Serving as the custodian for all important financial records, papers, contracts, etc. kept on the premises.
    • Planning, preparing, and monitoring complex annual budgets
    • Assuming responsibility for the security and confidentiality of all financial records or records within the scope of the finance business functions
    • Ensure compliance with DOL, ERISA, Sarbanes-Oxley and GAAP.
    • Coordinating audits and tax activities
    • Utilizing financial data to make appropriate and strategic recommendations regarding long and short-term objectives and plans
    • Remaining up to date on non-profit best practices and state and federal laws as they pertain to non-profits
    • Assuming responsibility for analyzing the financial impact of long-range plans of other divisions and making recommendations, if needed
    • Analyzing the usefulness of the current financial management software systems, making recommendations for upgrading and improving as needed
    • Overseeing the impact of long and short term strategic plans on the budget, recommending adjustments as needed
    • Leading the development of realistic budgets for each division, assisting the divisional management with budget planning activities, as required
    • Assuming responsibility for preparing and presenting the annual budget to the Agency’s Board of Directors
    • Continuously evaluating the Agency’s performance and the budget impact, making recommendations and/or adjustments when needed, communicating issues as they arise
    • All other duties assigned by the President/CEO.


    The Vice President of Finance/CFO will be a proven leader with the following:

    • Minimum of five years of progressive management experience
    • Demonstrated experience in outcomes-based management
    • Understanding of complex public funding, non-profit accounting and compliance
    • Experience in medium to large non-profit helpful
    • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field required. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
    • Commitment to life-long learning
    • Knowledge and demonstrated experience budgeting for complex organization with multiple funding sources and business models
    • Knowledge and demonstrated experience complying with legal issues surrounding payroll, DOL, ERISA, Sarbanes-Oxley
    • Sound judgment in consulting on Agency financial matters
    • Ability to gain support from peers and Board of Directors on recommendations, ideas or concepts
    • Commitment to the mission of the organization
    • Skill in analyzing, developing, reengineering and recommending financial policies, procedures and practices
    • Ability to multi-task, performing several duties simultaneously without loss of composure and maintaining high quality
    • Expert knowledge of financial systems, not limited to GAAP and FASB regulations


    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas has a rich, 120 year+ history. Everyone knows Goodwill for our thrift stores, but few know what Goodwill is really all about. The sale of donated items provide funds that stay local, supporting thousands of job-seekers with barriers to employment. We believe in the Power of Work and are committed to helping people earn and keep jobs in this community. That’s why 90¢ of every dollar Goodwill spends goes directly into our mission, not into shareholders’ pockets.


    Our agency is evolving. We’re looking for new leaders and team members who want more than just a job. With a $30 million operating budget and a lot of room to grow, now is the time to join the next generation of Goodwill.


    Visit to learn more about our agency.



    Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, disability or genetic information, and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for available positions.  Individuals needing accommodations to complete an application may contact Human Resources at 816.842.7425.


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