Union Station Homeless Services is pleased to announce that we are seeking a forward thinking executive to assume the role of Chief Financial Officer with our private non-profit organization during an exciting time of growth and change.

About Union Station Homeless Services:

Our vision expressed over four decades ago by our founders still rings true today - every person deserves a life of dignity and a safe place to call home.

Everyday our staff has the privilege of working with people on a journey- people who trust us enough to let us into their lives so that we can provide the outreach, shelter, housing, and employment services they need for a better life.

Union Station Homeless Services (USHS) has grown and expanded in recent years. Our dedicated staff has more than doubled in size; our geographical reach has expanded to include Pasadena and 32 cities in the San Gabriel Valley; and our programming has evolved and adapted to serve the most vulnerable members of our society- people experiencing chronic homelessness, chronic health conditions, disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse.

Union Station will continue to leverage our decades of expertise, our innovative and life-saving programs, and our deep community connections to help people rebuild their lives.

Our organizational philosophy is that the lasting solution to homelessness is housing. We provide the most vulnerable members of society with housing along with the support they need to stay housed and reintegrate into their communities.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

The CFO is a key leadership role reporting to the Chief Executive Officer in the areas of Finance, Compliance, and Risk Management requiring strong problem solving skills and analysis of organizational impact. The role is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of Union Station Homeless Services (USHS) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the non-profit industry. As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning and its execution to meet organizational goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization's fiscal, administrative and regulatory function and performance.

  • Participate in the development of the corporation's plans and programs as a strategic partner.

  • Oversee and monitor and ensure compliance to government and other contracts

  • Oversee the annual financial audit as well as programmatic and contract audits and monitoring

  • Ensure compliance and auditing of sub-contractors

  • Develop and oversee risk mitigation policies and procedures to ensure adherence to legal, ethical and financial standards

  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of programs, strategies, regulatory actions and give financial perspective on any contracts into which Union Station Homeless Services may enter

  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the CEO, the Board and other senior executives in performing their responsibilities

  • Help monitor and work with investment managers to provide oversight of organization's investments. Make recommendations on how to build, maintain and make use of investments.

  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organization

  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.

  • Provide up to date analysis of the fiscal health and sustainability of the organization, including long-term forecasting and sustainability

  • Provide technical financial advice, continual improvement of budgeting processes and knowledge to others

  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization

  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs

  • Evaluate the finance department structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth

  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization. Must be skilled in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning

  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Union Station Homeless Services' mission

  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work with an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrating resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and system.

  • Collaborates with USHS's legal counsel on financial risk management issues as needed.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Participates as a member of the Executive Team to provide a united, visible, and strong leadership presence across the organization to help instill new thinking, focus and prioritize efforts, and operationalize the organization's strategic plan.

  • Partners with the CEO and Executive Team in promoting the long-range plans and goals of the organization.

  • Works as staff liaison to Finance/Investment and Audit Committees

  • Provides oversight to the administration of functions that enable the organization to meet its commitments to the community.

  • Monitors budgets, data analysis, grant compliance and other financial oversight.

  • Daily Oversight Responsibilities:

    This position is responsible for the direct oversight of the Accounting, Compliance and Risk Management Departments.

    Other Duties:

  • Serve as liaison to grantors, financial institutions, and major vendors, delegating as appropriate.

  • Collaborates with staff, with Chief Executive Officer, with the Board of Trustees, and with the Finance and Audit Committees.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:


  • Strong Business Acumen

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Financial Management

  • Integrity

  • Ethical Conduct

  • Leadership

  • Sound Judgment

  • Problem Solving/Analysis

  • Budget Development

  • Contract Compliance

  • Required Education and Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience as Chief Financial Officer, Controller, Treasurer or similar role.

  • Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments. Master's Degree in Accounting preferred.

  • Experience in financial management and reporting on government contracts.

  • CPA or CMA designation a plus.

  • Nonprofit Accounting experiences a plus.

  • Required Skills:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Strong leadership, technology, analytical skills.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Union Station's mission.

  • Understanding of and aptitude for current government regulatory and compliance practices.

  • Proficient in use of MS Office and financial management software such as Blackbaud Financial Edge and ADP.

  • Proven track record in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting of government, corporate and foundation grants.

  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advance knowledge or accounting and reporting software.

  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.

  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications and a Google based working environment

  • Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

  • Union Station Homeless Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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