HOPE Atlanta’s vision is to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief, and non-recurring. HOPE Atlanta is seeking a strategically minded and experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead finance, grants and accounting functions of our high performing and quickly expanding homeless-serving organization. HOPE Atlanta provides a comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness and solutions that promote lifelong stability. Founded in 1900, the organization offers a continuum of evidence-based “housing first” services, including emergency lodging, permanent supportive housing, case management, street outreach, homeless prevention, veteran’s housing and employment, special needs (HIV/AIDS) housing, reunification, and rapid re-housing to nearly 10,000 individuals and families across 32 counties.

The candidate is responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, including leading the integration of two nonprofits. S/he has experience with complex government grants, compliance, updating processes, and optimizing resources toward mission delivery. The organization is currently combining efforts with another homeless serving non profit. The organization is set to merge with HOPE Atlanta in January 2021 and our budget will expand from $12M to a budget of $16M annually. HOPE Atlanta has experienced more than 30% growth in the last 2 years, endeavored on a new strategic plan, and mounted a robust response to COVID-19 pandemic/financial crisis.


–Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related discipline. Master’s level a plus. CPA preferred.

–Five to seven years’ experience in not-for-profit agency. Experience as a CFO.

— Familiarity with HUD and other public entity contracting guidelines.

— Experience in human services, homeless services, mental health, veterans’ services or housing a plus.

— Experience with Salesforce a plus.


  • Sets strategic direction for the department, managing limited unrestricted funds to supplement restricted funds in alignment with the strategic plan.
  • Develops operating plan and enhances procedures to ensure greater long-term stability and resilience.
  • Oversees all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulatory requirements, and Office of Management and Budget audit requirements.
  • Develops and monitors operating budget/budget modifications.
  • Manages fiscal operational areas; will work with firm to ensure integration of two finance systems in 2021.
  • In cooperation with Directors, supervises purchasing system and controls expenditures of agency funds
  • Works closely with Board Treasurer and Board Finance Committee as well as with other Executive Leaders
  • Reviews accounting and budgeting procedures. Recommends and implements changes.
  • Develops tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and make actionable recommendations.
  • Identifies areas for cost saving and revenue maximization.
  • Conducts cost analysis on programs.
  • Negotiates contracts and represents the Agency with public and governmental affiliate organizations.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors Fiscal policies and procedures
  • Maintains appropriate records
  • Supervises the preparation and filing of all financial reports.
  • Directs accounting activities including maintenance of general ledger.
  • Supervises maintenance appropriate records of fiscal affairs.
  • Prepares and presents internal reports to Executive Team and Board
  • Engages the Board finance committee around issues, trends, and changes in the operating model(s) and operational delivery.
  • Monitors accounts payable and receivable
  • Prepares revenues and expenditures forecasts
  • Reviews quotes on large equipment purchases, services, and real estate.
  • Acts as primary contact for State, County, and other funding sources.
  • Interfaces with independent and state auditors.
  • Participates in RFP processes as needed
  • Responsible for monitoring and meeting all deadlines for fiscal reporting
  • Performs regular internal audit functions
  • Oversees facilities and property management of agency real estate.
  • Develops an annual inventory of agent equipment
  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO.

Candidates are asked to provide cover letter and resume. HOPE Atlanta believes in Equity in Opportunity (EiO). EiO is critical to HOPE Atlanta’s mission. Diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, veteran’s status, and lived experience are vital in our work. HOPE Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $110,000.00 – $130,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • CPA (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19