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CFO Consultant-Kiwi Partners

The CFO Consultant will ensure the development and implementation of outstanding accounting policies and procedures for Kiwi clients while supervising, coaching, and developing a team of Accountants and Senior Accountants.

Date Posted

March 31, 2023


Full Time


New York, NY

CFO Consultant-Kiwi Partners

CFO Consultant, Kiwi Lines of Business – Accounting Services (Hybrid, Remote) The CFO Consultant will ensure the development and implementation of outstanding accounting policies and procedures for Kiwi clients while supervising, coaching, and developing a team of Accountants and Senior Accountants.

Essential Job Functions: Technical

  • Proficiency in the following areas:
    • Analyzing management financial reports, including but not limited to:
    • Statement of Activities (Income Statement);
    • Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet);
    • Cash Flow & Operational Forecasts;
    • Budget v. Actual Variance Report.
  • Key collaborator and owner of internal communication between Kiwi Partners three Lines of business (Accounting, Consulting and HR) at clients, if applicable.
  • Oversee the preparation of the client’s annual budget and/or projections/forecasts.
  • Review and approve budgets as per client timeline.
  • Assist with the preparation and present Board packages for client Finance/Audit/Board meetings. As a team prepare for the external annual audit.
  • Developing and implementing accounting policies and procedures in accordance with Kiwi Partners Quality Management System (QMS).

Client Advisory

  • Identify and communicate to our clients efficiency opportunities, including new accounting technologies to assist with a streamlined robust accounting function.
  • Prepare and lead new engagement start-up meeting, defining engagement scope for both Kiwi staff and the client.
  • Deliver financial and management reports to the Executive Director (or equivalent) on a timely basis.
  • Provide thought leadership to our clients, and actively lead monthly Client Advisory (CAS) meetings with the client.

Internal Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Implementing Kiwi standard business practices to be used at new clients on an on-going basis
  • Communicating pro-actively with Kiwi Team and clients.
  • Following Kiwi Partners’ security policies to ensure the safety, integrity, and confidentiality of client files and information.
  • Monthly meeting with Directors to discuss client engagements.
  • Acting as mentor to Kiwi Analysts, Associates, and client accounting staff where applicable.

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
    • 9 years of experience without a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of relevant, professional experience.
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Working in multiple work environments.
    • Balancing the needs of several clients.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Embraces change, having the flexibility to manage multiple client engagements.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively with both clients and Kiwi management.
  • Ability to work efficiently, both independently and within a team

Other Highly Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Experience and Key Characteristics

  • Prior experience in a small non-for-profits, startup, or unstructured environment.
  • Master’s or CPA.
  • Experience with nonprofit accounting.

Our Core Competencies

  • Ability to provide excellent service, including the ability to address routine service matters efficiently and independently, to suggest effective client-centered solutions when elevating challenges or concerns, and to understand how the team can operate to maintain high-quality service.
  • The ability to complete complex tasks, to use a work plan to undertake projects, and to understand how those projects impact the client, team, and/or firm’s objectives.
  • The ability to understand stakeholders’ perspectives and circumstances, and to build and manage strong relationships that reflect that understanding.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, including the ability to adapt style, tone, and content to various audiences; to make technical information accessible to broader audiences; and to collaborate with others to produce strong written deliverables.
  • The ability to work cooperatively and inclusively with others to achieve shared goals, including knowing when and how to compromise, being willing to proactively help colleagues, and sharing knowledge in various mediums.
  • An enthusiasm for taking on stretch and development opportunities, including the ability to accept feedback and use it to improve performance.
  • The ability to take ownership and be creative and solutions-oriented when encountering challenges that don’t have obvious answers, including knowing when to elevate challenges along with possible solutions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to bring an understanding of how privilege and marginalization affect their interactions and work with others.

Working with Us This position is open to candidates who wish to be based out of our office locations in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, IL, Durham, NC, and San Francisco, CA. Candidates based in NY are strongly preferred. We are also open to permanently remote workers based in the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Please note that all our five offices have reopened, and we work in a hybrid environment.

We reopened our offices in Summer of 2022 and work with a hybrid workplace strategy to ensure continued flexibility for our staff, while deepening our strong culture rooted in collaboration and in-person interactions between colleagues. We expect that after your initial onboarding, you will have the choice of two hybrid schedules. Our hybrid schedule options include Flex, with 1-2 days per week in the office, or Office-based, with 3+ days per week in the office (or more if preferred) and the remaining days working at home/remotely. We will make reasonable accommodations under the guidelines of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

We are committed to having a passion-driven, inclusive, transparent, collaborative, healthy, and fun culture. We invite you to visit our careers page to learn more.

About Kiwi Partners / Arabella Advisors  Our firm helps foundations, philanthropists and investors who are serious about impact, achieve the greatest good with their resources. We work on issues ranging from the social and economic advancement of women and girls, and conservation of our climate and planet, to reducing poverty and inequity in the United States and around the world. Our staff members are mission-driven and action-oriented, and have a unique combination of experience in philanthropy, business, nonprofits, government, finance, law, and other fields. We combine creative, strategic thinking with knowledge and networks developed through decades of hands-on experience. The fastest-growing philanthropic advisory firm in the nation, we are also a certified B Corporation.   About Kiwi Partners Accounting ServicesOur Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)  Advancing DEI within our firm and in our work with partners is critical to our mission. To be effective partners to philanthropists, nonprofits, and communities impacted by philanthropic dollars, we need to have a highly diverse staff, a workplace where individuals are encouraged to retain their uniqueness and can feel a sense of belonging, and a nuanced understanding of the racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other disparities that undergird the issues we engage in and the interactions we have with one another. For us, equity means that our staff members, our clients, and the people they serve can experience the same level of success, no matter their starting place. We expect all our employees to share this commitment, and always seek ways to improve how well we live these values. Click here to learn more about DEI at Kiwi / Arabella and read our official DEI statement.

Total Rewards (compensation and benefits)   This is a full-time position. We offer a competitive and holistic total rewards package that includes salary, bonus, and benefits. Our compensation ranges are based on salary ranges for similar sized organizations in the professional services sector and adjusted for local labor market rates and differentiated by geography.

Durham: $92,000- $115,000 Chicago: $96,000- $120,000 Washington DC: $102,000- $128,000 San Francisco: $111,000- $138,000 New York City: $111,000- $138,000

All full-time staff are eligible for our generous benefits package on their first day of employment:

  • Health insurance - On average we pay 86% of the medical premium, 80% of the dental premium, and 100% of the vision premium.
  • Paid time off - 16 days’ vacation, 10 personal days, 11 company holidays (7 federal and 4 more from a list of inclusive cultural and religious holidays and your birthday), 20 hours’ volunteer leave, 8 weeks’ parental leave.
  • 401(k) retirement plan- We offer a 4% employer match on a dollar-per-dollar basis, and there is no waiting or vesting period; all funds contributed by you and Arabella are yours to keep on day1
  • Reimbursements for your personal cell phone plan and fitness
  • Pre-tax withholding for transportation and parking
  • Bonus incentive opportunities
  • Access to professional development opportunities

How to Apply Submit a resume and a one-page cover letter online. The cover letter should address why you’re excited to work for us and why you’re qualified for this specific job.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to racial equity. If we can make the application process easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please let us know. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color and members of marginalized groups to apply for open positions. Once you have applied, we welcome your feedback on how you have experienced our values around DEI in the recruitment process.

While we are open to individuals from various locations applying to join our team, please note that we generally are unable to pay for relocation expenses, and, except in rare circumstances considered on a case-by-case basis, all applicants must already be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of application to be considered for this position.

We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.

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