Chief Financial Officer Opening

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Job Opening: Chief Financial Officer WDEOC is a non-profit Community Action Agency dedicated to alleviating poverty-related conditions in western Wisconsin. Founded in 1966, we operate more than 20 unique programs for low-income families and individuals, including:

  • Head Start & Early Head Start

  • Homeless Services (Housing First, Homeless Shelters, Rapid Rehousing)

  • Child Care Partnership (Resource & Referral, YoungStar, Food Program)

  • WHEAP Energy Assistance

  • Weatherization & Home Rehab

  • Fresh Start (Youth Development)

  • Business Development (Women's Business Center)

  • RSVP Volunteer Program (Volunteer Caregivers, Birthday Boxes, Weekend Food 4 Kids)

  • Transportation Programs (Work-n-Wheels, Paratransit Certification)

We're hiring a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to help manage the affairs of a complex organization with diverse funding sources, 160+ employees, and yearly revenue of approximately $14 million. The CFO is our highest financial position and is a member of the senior administrative team. The CFO reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for the financial administration of the agency and:

  • Ensures compliance in coordination with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Provides accurate and timely financial information to Program Directors and the Board of Directors

  • Reports accurately to state, federal and private funding sources

  • Provides financial budgeting for the agency

  • Properly executes agency financial transactions

  • Supervises the finance department staff (5 people)

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, and a CPA is preferred. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of fund accounting and grant reporting, with at least four years of experience in accounting with two years in a non-profit or governmental setting. This position is based out of our main office in Independence, WI, and requires regular visits to our office in Eau Claire. The starting salary is $75,000 to $90,000 based on experience. We offer a complete benefit package, including:

  • Health, dental and life insurance (details available here)

  • 401(k) plan with up to a 6% match (employee contributes 3%, WDEOC contributes 6% for a 9% total)

  • Vacation (starting at two weeks; increasing to 6 weeks max)

  • Personal leave (28 hours annually)

  • Paid holidays (9 days each year)

  • Sick leave (8 hours earned per month)

  • Flexible work schedule with generous accommodations for family, school, and volunteer commitments

  • Opportunities for continuing education, conferences, and classes

  • WDEOC is a qualified employer under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

The application deadline is Friday, May 1, 2020. To apply for this position:

This agency is an equal opportunity employer. WDEOC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type: race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We pride ourselves on maintaining an inclusive and family-friendly work environment. Learn more about our organization at

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