Chief Financial Officer at Centers for Children & Families

Job Description

Centers for Children and Families is a 61 year old nonprofit organization with four key program areas:  Clinical Counseling, Post Adoption Services for 188 Texas counties, Kids First – supervised visitations and exchanges and Parent Education.  The Chief Financial Officer is a full-time position responsible for the accounting, internal financial reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis, accountability and transparency of the organization to taxing entities and all donors. He/she will report to the CEO, participate as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team and work closely with the Board of Directors 

Primary Responsibilities 

This position is responsible for the following: 

  • Responsible for accounting, general ledger and all financial operations of the organization while ensuring that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy. 
  • Utilizes technology to optimize all reporting and analytical functions. 
  • Ensures that Centers meets all regulatory and compliance benchmarks.  
  • Develops and analyzes the accounting information to assess results of performance against budget, cash flow projections and all matters related to the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of Centers. 
  • Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, maintains all control procedures, analyzes and reports variances. 
  • Furnishes accurate and timely financial reports to the CEO, Executive Leadership Team, the Board of Directors and its Finance Committee and other committees, as needed. 
  • Provides information used in the preparation of all grant applications and fundraising activities.  Meets with potential donors/funders as needed to discuss the financial stability of the organization. 
  • Responsible for compliance with taxing entities and agency contracts. 
  • Prepares for and coordinates annual independent audits. 
  • Reviews data to analyze revenue trends, expenses, makes projections and provides financial input on decision-making issues. 
  • Oversees a system of internal controls including evaluating and implementing financial policies, procedures and standards. 
  • Participates in the implementation of accounting systems. 
  • Ensures computers, data, programs and servers are safe, in accordance with contracts. 
  • Negotiates all banking activities, employee insurances and retirement accounts and develops relationships with all responsible entities. 
  • Manages the organizational cash flow.  
  • Ensures the maintenance of financial record systems in accordance with GAO principles and monitors the use of all funds. 
  • Responsible for the data entry and management of payroll, income and expenditures of the agency.   
  • Works closely with program directors, billing staff and the development office staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Business  5 – 10 years of broad financial experience, preferably with a nonprofit. 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • People-focused with excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Experience in managing budgets and meeting deadlines. 
  • Innovative, results-oriented, energetic and able to multi-task. 
  • Flexible self-manager, collaborator. 
  • Computer fluency in QuikBooksMS Office, accounting database software/ web applications. 

Compensation: Centers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus a benefits package which includes medical, retirement, vacation, sick leave and holidays. 

How To Apply

Please submit resume online to:  Kristi Edwards @, Chief Executive Officer 

Centers for Children and Families, Inc. 
3701 Andrews Highway, 79705 
Phone:  432 (570-1084)

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