Financial Manager


The Opportunity

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to serve as a Financial Manager who will be responsible for in-depth analysis of the budgetary and financial aspects of CEO’s on-going operations. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals who have lived experience of incarceration or involvement in the justice system to apply for this role.

The Financial manager will help identify fiscal, budgetary and accounting vulnerabilities, gaps and challenges while in consultation with senior leadership. The ideal candidate will apply organizational budget guidelines, process, and strong personal judgment when reviewing and analyzing budget estimates and /or financial problems for both central service functions and state and city offices. This role is responsible for providing senior management and executives with the analysis and information they need to make major decisions. The person will be working across business units and departments to build close relationships, real and active partnership with both operations and management while supervising a small group of staff.

Who We Are

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) provides employment services to people with recent criminal convictions. Across the United States, over 6,000 people participate in CEO each year, transitioning to employment that supports themselves, their families, and their communities.

What began as a demonstration project of the Vera Institute of Justice in the 1970s to address employment barriers facing the formerly incarcerated following release in New York City has grown into the leading reentry employment organization in the country, where over 25,000 formerly incarcerated individuals have secured full-time employment since 1996. In 2016, CEO embarked on a 5-year strategic plan to grow to serve 9,000 participants annually. 

Who You Are

  • You have 3+ years of accounting and finance experience, with demonstrated experience gathering, evaluating, presenting, and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders.
  • You are committed to CEO’s mission and are interested in working in a fast ­paced, growing, results oriented nonprofit environment
  • You have experience using Adaptive Insights and Intacct and are proficient in Excel / Excel Macros/VBA
  • You have strong organizational and project management experience, and ability to pace multiple priority projects with minimal oversight 
  • You have strong organizational skills with an attention to detail
  • You have experience with financial modeling and have strong analytical skills
  • You possess strong oral and written communication skills with previous experience in effectively communicating key data to external and internal partners, including senior leadership.

What You’ll Be Responsible For

Key responsibilities of the Financial Manager include but are not limited to:

Financial Analysis

  • Oversee the yearly financial planning, forecasting for the rest of the year (revenue and all cost lines including head count, compensation grid, capacity optimization, productivity targets, utilization levels etc.) and driving it through Performance reviews. 
  • Drive Improvement strategies and facilitate the adoption of the standardized and streamlined reporting packs in consultation with the program. 
  • Recommend options to C-Suite and Senior team. Present recommendations to upper management and/or Committees and Board.
  • Assist the Senior Director with analyzing proposed plans 
  • Review and create ad hoc analysis such as cost/benefit, sensitivity analysis and other financial analyses


  • Build and automate a 5 year forecast for all the jurisdictions and overall organization including detailed revenue and expenses. The goal of the forecast is to manage cash flow and enable decision making for CFO.
  • Oversee and collaborate with jurisdictions and all departments  with preparing operating budgets to support the organization’s expense management goals.
  • Perform budget to actual variance analysis to identify inaccuracies, trends, personnel reclassifications, potential budget shortfalls or cost overruns, and opportunities for surpluses.
  • Lead Federal budget processes such as SNAP, NDWG, WIOA and other large multi-million dollar budgets. Present to CEO, CFO, executives and senior staff.

Financial Systems

  • Automate financial and analytics reporting processes for the board and other stakeholders in Adaptive
  • Implement dashboards into Intacct and setting up new dashboards in Adaptive.
  • Continuously enable other functions to utilize Adaptive by translating existing Excel models to the Adaptive platform.
  • Work with large datasets from Salesforce, Adaptive and Intacct and automate reports in Intacct
  • Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits  

The salary range for this position is $82,500-110,000/annually CEO's compensation philosophy considers a variety of factors including experience, internal equity, and the labor market associated with the city in which the position is located. The labor markets associated with the cities in which CEO is based are variable, and the salary range included here reflects this. Our salary offer will fall within this range and will be reflective of the labor market of the city in which the position is based, as well the other factors named above. 

We recognize that salary is a part of the overall compensation package and are happy to provide a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, and professional development opportunities to our staff.

We also offer paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more. We are a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

More About Us

The Center for Employment Opportunities believes that everyone deserves the chance to shape a stronger future for themselves, their families, and their communities. Our commitment to being an anti-racism organization that is inclusive across all identities and experiences drives us forward every day. We exist to create greater opportunities for people who face multiple barriers to personal and professional success, and we’re passionate about being agents of change who promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access to opportunities for all.

People who are justice involved, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+ , and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


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