Chief Financial Officer

Scope of Work

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for providing leadership in developing and implementing practices and processes in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of finance, auditing, accounting, cash forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning. The CFO serves as a member of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) Executive Leadership Team. The CFO will lead a team of financial professionals, while ensuring the organization is properly supported by all related functions and activities.

In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this position serves as a collaborative change agent while providing support to the Executive Leadership team regarding issues that impact SAAF. As a key leadership team member, the CFO will model a collaborative management style and be a champion of cross-organization cooperation. The candidate will bring new insights into working with potential strategic partners and organizational investors, ideally in the areas of new strategic focus for the SAAF. The CFO may be called upon to present to the Board of Directors when requested by the CEO.

Functional Responsibilities

Double Bottom-Line Investment Management

The CFO works closely with the CEO, Board of Directors, and other organizational leaders to develop recommendations regarding optimizing the double bottom-line (mission-impact and financial sustainability & scalability) of the SAAF’s programmatic (products & services) portfolio. In partnership with the CEO and the Chief Development Officer (CDO), or designees, the CFO will further aim to diversify and optimize the SAAF’s capital, financing, and revenue sources. The candidate will bring new insights into working with potentially new strategic partners and organizational investors, ideally in the areas of emerging strategic focus for the SAAF (e.g. healthcare organizations and foundations, innovative financing, banking, etc.).

Critical Business Systems Management & Continuous Improvement

The CFO will lead an ongoing comprehensive review of operational efficiency and is responsible for continuous improvement of accounting and other critical data systems (including collaborative modifications with the SAAF’s electronic health records and housing systems), which will allow for standardized policies, procedures, and value-added reporting formats across all SAAF programs and sites.

Financial Management & Risk Management

The CFO provides a high-level perspective over SAAF’s finances to guide organizational priorities and decision-making, ensuring the sound use and management of organizational finance (including programs and sites). They lead the finance team, instilling a client-service approach to providing support to staff, which will maximize the organization’s impact on behalf of donors, investors, partners, and the community. The CFO also oversees treasury, financial analysis & business modeling, cash flow forecasting for optimal liquidity, and risk management practices, as well as ensuring the production of timely, thorough, and useful interim and audited financial statements, tax returns, and regulatory policy compliance at the organizational and programmatic & site levels.

Performance Assessment & Staff Performance

The CFO will significantly contribute to developing effective organizational performance metrics, setting goals, and reviewing performance, with a preference for experience developing and utilizing performance analytics, dashboards, and infographics. The CFO will champion cross-organizational cooperation and will focus on staff development and building a collaborative work environment that inspires confidence, innovation, advancement, and thoughtful contributions among all finance team members. 

Budgeting & Planning

The CFO works closely with staff to create and manage budgets, both operating and capital, and projections, and develop long-range forecasts and operating plans linked to the organization’s strategic plan. Thinking ahead about emerging economic conditions, the CFO evaluates multiple forecasting scenarios and the potential risk and impact on the SAAF’s overall business model.

Financial Analysis & Reporting

The CFO proactively works with the executive leadership team, committees, and the Board of Directors to meet their financial reporting needs. They provide regular communication to the Board, staff, professional advisors, and other key stakeholders (both external and internal) regarding financial performance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • At least seven (7) years of direct management experience of financial personnel.
  • At least four (4) years of management of manager level personnel, with the ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
  • At least two (2) years of senior management/executive level management. Prior position should involve strategic reporting and planning based on data analysis.
  • Experience with the implementation and use of modern budgeting software such as PowerPlan, Blackbaud, etc.
  • Compliance experience in fiscal grants management, federal regulations and auditing.
  • Strong familiarity with Office 365.
  • Experience in contract management and negotiation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior non-profit experience.
  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, legal, business (MBA), or equivalent experience.
  • Certified in Public or Managerial Accounting (CPA, CMA).


Exempt Salary Range: $130,000-$150,000 DOE


Eleven (11) paid holidays, two (2) half day paid holidays, one (1) paid floating holiday, twenty (20) days of paid vacation per year to start, in addition to 40 hours of sick leave. Health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401(k) with matching, long-term and short-term disability insurance. Additional optional plans include Life Insurance, Pet Services Discount Plan, Equitable plans (Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Hospital Confinement Insurance). Access to SAAF Health Clinic on-site for primary care needs.

To Apply

Submit a letter of interest and resume with dates of employment to:
Yvette Bass, Recruiting and Retention
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S. Euclid Ave.
Tucson, AZ, 85719
or email, or fill out the form below.

Affirmative Action

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

People who have used drugs, have performed sex work, people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, those who have experienced housing insecurity, people who have received harm reduction services, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements

This job is a sedentary job, as defined by the Social Security Administration, CFR § 404.1567.

Physical exertion requirements: (a) Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally, and other sedentary criteria are met.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Management reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

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