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Alford Group Executive Search

Divisional Finance Director acting as cfo

Alford Group Executive Search
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 06/30/2010
Categories: Accounting - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
The Salvation Army (TSA), an international, evangelical Christian church dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support, seeks a Divisional Finance Director (Director), a dynamic and professional leader with a minimum of ten years experience in a highly productive and progressive financial department within the nonprofit sector. Acting as the chief financial officer for its Metropolitan Division Headquarters in their Central Territory, the Director is a member of the senior management team and serves as Secretary on the Divisional Finance Board.

Founded in 1865, this faith-based, nonprofit, charitable organization is comprised of Officers, Soldiers, Adherents, employees, volunteers and numerous other support personnel, all working together to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to all people, as well as struggling to meet the physical needs of those less fortunate. The Metropolitan Division Headquarters ( is located at 5040 North Pulaski Road in Chicago and is the administrative unit which provides programs and services to thousands of people annually throughout the city and surrounding suburbs, as well as in Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The operating budget is close to $70 million, and is mostly funded through philanthropic revenue, as well as private and public funding.

The Director is responsible for financial forecasts and planning, financial reporting, internal recordkeeping and controls, and, financial systems and procedures. There are five direct reports to this position, including a City Fund Accounting Manager, Manager of Financial Services for Corps Accounting, General Fund Manager, Manager of Consolidations and Reporting, and, Senior Manager of Audits. The Salvation Army offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

The successful candidate will have strong business acumen in planning, finance, and budgeting, as well as, knowledge of federal and state financial regulations. This individual will also have the ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections, develop and implement strategic business and operating plans, provide audit process oversight and work as an effective team leader. It is imperative that the person have an active faith life and fully support the mission of The Salvation Army.

The search is being managed by Heather A. Eddy, CFRE, President and COO, of Alford Group Executive Search. To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume, and complete the online application at All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. For a complete opportunity guide for the TSA Divisional Finance Director position, please visit – Jobs. Questions may be addressed to Claire Waiksnoris, Search Associate, at

Alford Group Executive Search is a retained search firm, dedicated to providing recruitment services of exceptional quality and strengthening the nonprofit community through professional staffing solutions.