Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is an integral part of a six-person Senior Management Team (SMT) and will be responsible for leading the overall fiscal planning and oversight of a combined $60 million, complex social services non-profit. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CFO collaborates regularly with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and SMT to ensure the integrity of the financials and systems within SCS. Leading a team of four direct reports, including the Information Technology (IT) Department, the CFO is responsible for budget development, financial planning, cash management, and reporting for both the social service and home care entities.   

The CFO must be detailed and analytical in guiding the organization’s financial planning and strategy, banking, and controls. Working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the CFO needs to be strategic in assessing the business risks and opportunities. The CFO must be an excellent communicator, an experienced and motivating supervisor, and able to liaise comfortably with various funders, government representatives, bankers, and vendors. The CFO must build strong relationships internally with the SMT, program directors, and staff. 

Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) is a community-based nonprofit centered on the belief that every person deserves meaningful support to achieve their aspirations – especially struggling families and individuals. Sunnyside Community Services serves 16,000 people of all ages, ethnicities, and income levels. SCS has undergone significant programmatic growth over the last several years that has strengthened our ability to provide an integrated continuum of services that meet a broad range of needs.  

SCS currently has a hybrid work model with three days in the office and two days remote per week. Our location is convenient to public transportation (a 10-minute subway ride from Grand Central). 


  • Lead and oversee the day-to-day operations of the finance and accounting team; provide direction and supervision in daily accounting requirements, cash management including AP and AR, and budgeting. 
  • Oversee the Revenue Cycle process; experience with and/or knowledge of HHA Exchange or similar system required. Knowledge of Medicare/Medicaid (MCO, MLTC, other payer types, etc.), home care policies, and regulations. 
  • Effectively maintain internal controls to safeguard the agency’s assets; regularly review systems and recommend changes to the Executive Director. 
  • Oversee all grant management including accounting contracts, audits, payroll, and expense allocation, and oversee all grant reporting and filings. 
  • Represent and advocate for SCS on matters pertaining to funding and potential government budget cuts and with unions. 
  • Coach and mentor accounting professionals; provide leadership, motivation, and guidance to achieve a high level of operational excellence. 
  • Prepare, review, and present financial reports to the Executive Director and Board. 
  • Work with the Development team to reconcile grant funding results and fundraising initiatives. 
  • Liaise with audit, finance/investment, and long-term plan committees of Board. 
  • Work with the Executive Director and SMT on strategic planning and special projects; assist the Executive Director and the Board with organizational needs as they arise. 
  • Oversee internal IT team and manage SCS’s technology operations and the implementation of new systems and policies, including cybersecurity. 


  • Strong alignment with SCS’s mission. 
  • Must have significant experience, 10 years or more, as a CFO, Controller, or Director of Finance in the homecare industry in either a private or nonprofit setting. Strongly prefer an individual with a good working knowledge or ability to understand our home care billing system (HRA and managed care billing). 
  • Exceptional people and relationship management skills; experience in building and retaining strong teams and managing external resources and vendors. Excellent communication, partnership, and collaboration skills with the proven ability to work across teams and build consensus. 
  • Exceptional systems and process orientation and a track record of designing and implementing system improvements. 
  • Significant experience in government grant accounting; strongly prefer direct experience with New York City and New York State government contracts specifically budgeting, vouchering, indirect cost rates, and financial reporting, including agencies such as DYCD, DOE, DFTA, and DASNY; direct experience managing private foundation grants: utilization, restriction and release rules, and grantor reporting, also strongly preferred. 
  • Ability to handle complex challenges and to balance multiple demands on time and attention. Willingness to roll up sleeves and dig into the details to get things done. 
  • Community-minded, collaborative approach to leadership. Patient, creative, flexible, and compassionate. A demonstrated commitment to integrity and consistent modeling of ethical behavior and decision making. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in accounting, nonprofit management, or CPA preferred. 

Salary: $225,000 

Benefits Package 

  • 20 days of paid vacation and 12 paid sick days per year  
  • Six personal/floating days per year 
  • 10 paid holidays per year 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance  
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution  
  • Life insurance  
  • Long-term disability  
  • Flexible spending account  
  • Training and development  
  • Employee Assistance Program  
  • Aflac  

How to Apply   

Send cover letter and resume to Melissa Vitale at Please indicate “Chief Financial Officer – Your Name” in the email subject line. 

All positions at Sunnyside Community Services are filled without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. All are encouraged to apply.   

Sunnyside Community Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Employer