Chief Financial Officer Job Description


Chief Financial Officer Job Description

The Organization:

Mi Familia Vota (501c4)/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund (501c3) are national non-profit organizations working to unite the Latino community and its allies to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation. We do this by expanding the electorate through direct, sustainable citizenship, voter registration, GOTV and issue organizing in key states; forming and supporting key alliances at national, state and local levels to increase civic engagement; providing technical assistance and support to other organizations; and increasing public support for full civic participation in Latino and immigrant communities.

The Position:

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to planning, directing, and evaluating the fiscal functions of our organization in accordance with GAAP and nonprofit accounting practices; partnering with the (CEO, ED and Management, Board Members, Chief Revenue officer) with developing financial management strategies; directing the planning and budgeting process to develop annual budget; leading the organization’s revenue and expense forecasting process; managing the preparation of financial reports and updating forecasts for CEO, management and Board of Directors (BOD); presenting financial matters to BOD committee meetings; and providing monthly income / expense statements to department managers. This position will also be overseeing the coordination of the annual audit with external auditors, CEO and the Audit Committee of the BOD; developing recommendations for accounting procedural changes; and overseeing the filing of annual state and charitable solicitation reports.

The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least ten years of broad finance experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. She or he will ideally have experience managing finance (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) for a nonprofit with multiple funding sources, multi-state reporting requirements, a dispersed geographic structure, and diverse programming efforts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage financial systems, processes, and financial policies that support organization’s mission, ensuring proper financial reporting, and financial information flow and management.
  • Responsible for overall financial processing, management, planning, systems and control, including budget preparation and management of organizational budgets.
  • Direct all financial responsibilities, supervising a current team of 2 local team members.
  • Assist and coordinate with multiple State Directors in the preparation of individual program budgets.
  • Work with outside auditors and lawyers to ensure proper reporting to regulatory agencies.
  • Play a significant role in the long-term Financial Planning & Analysis of organization.
  • Manage procurement processes and act as liaison with vendors, including oversight of consultant contracts.
  • Act as a member of the senior leadership of the organization and participate and support strategic planning.
  • Provide guidance, support and financial information for fundraising activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA and/or MBA required.
  • Experience in a senior financial-management role, partnering with executive staff, resulting in the
    development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.
  • Significant experience in or knowledge of nonprofit accounting, including sophisticated fund and grant accounting, compliance, and reporting.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the Office of Management and Budget Circular A133 audit.
  • Experience working with information technology staff to manage finance and Quick-books accounting software package
  • Strong forecasting and budget development/oversight experience.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) is required.
  • Must reside in Phoenix area or be willing to relocate.
  • At least 8+ years of experience directing, and mentoring staff required.
  • Proven record of success in setting and achieving goals in CFO or Directors role (at least 10 years)

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent organization and communication (written and oral) skills in both English and Spanish, as well as cultural competence and the ability to communicate effectively with people representing diverse interests, styles and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational effectiveness and operations management implementing best practices.
  • Commitment to the mission of Mi Familia Vota and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund.
  • Strong understanding and experience with non-profit finances and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff and major projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative leadership style.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace.
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace environment with local and remote staff.
  • Open to direction and collaborative work style, as well as a deadline-oriented work ethic.
  • Demonstrated experience building, nurturing, and maintaining diverse and effective alliances and collaborations.
  • Ability to be flexible and understanding with a constantly changing work environment and priorities.
  • Ability to navigate high stress situations with consummate professionalism and grace under pressure.
  • Must have a good sense of humor and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • We offer a generous benefits package to include
    • Medical, Dental, & Vision,
  • Generous vacation + sick time allotment
  • Holidays 12 day per year


  • Phoenix, AZ

Application Process:  Please forward a cover letter describing your qualifications for this job and resume to mfv.hr@mifamiliavota.org.

Email-subject line should read “MFV CFO” or it may be overlooked. No phone calls please.

Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early. We are very motivated to hire quickly.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Mi Familia Vota / Mi Familia Vota Education Fund reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Mi Familia Vota, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.