Chief Financial Officer

March 12, 2024
  • Full Time
  • Long Beach, CA
  • $165,000 - $190,000 plus 12% paid retirement benefits, vested after two years USD / Year

Website YMCA of Greater Long Beach

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POSITION: Chief Financial Officer, YMCA of Greater Long Beach

METRO OFFICE LOCATION:  Onsite at 3605 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 210, Long Beach, CA 90807

SALARY RANGE:  $165,000 – $190,000 plus 12% paid retirement benefits, vested after two years.

GENERAL FUNCTION:  The CFO is responsible for all financial matters for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach association.  Serves as a member of the President & CEO’s senior executive team, providing strategic leadership in association finances to advance the Y’s mission. The CFO provides staff leadership to the following committees: Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and the Investment Committee.  Must be able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous and deadline-oriented workplace while managing a finance staff of five and IT staff of two. Supports a decentralized association structure, in service to branches operations.


  • Monitors monthly financial matters, prepares analysis, and reports, and gives guidance to executive and operating staff. Works closely with operations staff on issues that affect financial outcomes.
  • Manages the staff and oversees the operations of the accounting/finance, payroll, and other assigned departments.
  • Works directly with assigned committees of the board to build volunteer relationship, develop policies, monitor their implementation, and meet the relative needs of the board.
  • Reviews, updates, and/or develops internal control systems and oversees internal audits which check for compliance on a variety of policies and standards.
  • Oversees and certifies the annual state audit and general audit, meets periodically with the outside auditors to maintain communications, and keep them informed of changes. Ensures that current accounting standards and legal requirements are met.
  • Manages investments, under the direction of the Finance and Investment Committees, upholding investment guidelines expressed by the board via the asset allocation policy.
  • Develops performance indicators and measurement systems for tracking strategic plan objectives. Evaluates current business models and leads efforts to modify or redesign business models where necessary.
  • Oversees preparation of reports to the YMCA of the USA and governmental agencies. Oversees preparation of tax returns.
  • Oversees the development of the annual operating budget, including all branch budgets. Works closely with operations staff to ensure that branch budgets are well-planned, realistic, and prepared in a timely manner.
  • Oversees the IT function for the association and ensures dependable access to functional systems that are current and affordable.
  • Establishes, maintains and/or monitors all banking and financing relationships.
  • Maintains all necessary records and accounting reports and all transactions on a timely basis.
  • Maintains good working relationships with auditors, bankers, investment counselors, attorneys and other professional advisors.
  • Manage government and grant funded contracts and accounting.



Education & Certifications:  Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or equivalent; MBA, CPA, or CMA preferred.  YMCA Organizational Leader certificate required within three years from date of hire.

Experience & Background:

  • Ten or more years of progressive experience in accounting and financial management.
  • Knowledge and understanding of general business matters required including budget development, financial reporting, cash management, banking, and debt financing instruments.
  • Foundation and government grant accounting expertise.
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting systems, including experience with system selection, new system implementation, and project management.
  • Experience with investment management and asset allocation preferred.
  • Experience in effectively managing an accounting staff team.
  • Previous experience with nonprofit organizations with active boards and volunteers preferred.
  • Ability to relate and communicate with top community leaders and lead volunteer committees, as well as all levels of staff.

The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is a $45M organization with 1,100 employees.  The YMCA of Greater Long Beach has three traditional YMCA branches offering membership throughout the service area, the Lakewood Family YMCA in Lakewood, CA is the largest facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, a pool and newly renovated gymnasium. The two centers in Long Beach, CA are the Los Altos Family YMCA in east Long Beach and the Fairfield Family YMCA in north Long Beach. In the Bellflower community the Los Cerritos YMCA offers day camp, aquatics, and afterschool programming.  The Early Childhood Education program, funded by the State of California, operates 6 preschools throughout the Greater Long Beach area. In Downtown Long Beach the Community Development branch runs the Youth Institute and Change Agent Productions.  In addition to these centers, there are 40+ afterschool programs located across the 13-city service area.

LIVING AREA:  Long Beach is situated in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the U.S. The city is the 37th-largest city in the nation and the fifth largest in California. As of 2022, the population was 600,000.  The Metropolitan Office is located 5 miles north of Downtown Long Beach and nearby recreational ocean beaches and marinas.   Long Beach is located about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 105 miles north of San Diego.  Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge.  There is an abundance of entertainment, recreation, sports events, cultural activities, and educational opportunities nearby.  The blend of big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean side community is unmatched.  Area housing costs are average for the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.


Send resumes with cover letters to:

Claudia Mendoza
YMCA of Greater Long Beach
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 210
Long Beach, CA 90807

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