Vice President, Finance (Lake View Terrace, CA)

Vice President, Finance

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President, Finance is responsible for the management and administration of the fiscal and purchasing requirements of Phoenix Houses of California.  The Vice President, Finance is the head of the Finance department and provides leadership and guidance to all financial operations in the California region through a partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and other senior leaders.


  • Oversee all financial operations and direct financial planning and structure
  • Coordinate, analyze and report the financial performance to Management and Board of Directors (financial performance, projections and other special projects as required)
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws in regards to financial practices
  • Responsible for the financial viability of PHCA and all its programs
  • Participate in annual strategic planning and implementation
  • Ensure all assets of PHCA are protected at all times
  • Ensure all financial and valuable records are kept and maintained according to generally accepted professional practices
  • Act as liaison with outside audit firm
  • Act as liaison with insurance company
  • Ensure needs of programs are met and are consistent with the goals of PHCA
  • Prepare all budgets annually
  • Manage the position control module of payroll system adding positions as needed
  • Prepare business proposals for all expiring, new grants and contracts
  • Prepare and negotiate budgets/proposals for new and renewing contracts/grants
  • Ensure through the development and implementation of organizational systems, all programs operate within their approved budgets.  Recommend modification of budgets when indicated
  • Attend all Board and Finance Committee meetings as assigned
  • Provide monthly financial reports to Finance Committee in sufficient time for review prior to committee and board meetings
  • Establish and monitor effective systems for billing and collections
  • Responsible for fiscal management of all grants
  • Ensure preparation of all financial reports and timely submission to grantors
  • Ensure proper accounting for all restricted funds
  • Attend & actively participate in Senior Team meetings
  • Act as a liaison with other team members on related projects
  • Maintain ethical standards and continued professional growth, including
    • Abide by all policies and procedures.  Oversees staff understanding and compliance
    • Ensure all CARF standards are instituted and maintained
    • Promote, in public and private contacts, the quality standards and ethical practices of PHCA
    • Continue professional growth by attending workshops, trainings and staff in-service trainings to increase skill and knowledge and to set appropriate example for staff
    • Maintain professional boundaries with staff and clients


  • BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in non-profit accounting
  • Five (5) years' experience in Accounting/Financial Management, Grant and Contract Administration and Capital Asset Procurement
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or master's in business administration (MBA) preferred


  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to  Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For- Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to make decisions independently and communicate effectively when dealing with clients, families, other staff members, department heads, visitors, external agencies and community members
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative


Job Location: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job ID: 105