Founded in 1953, the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a growing and thriving nonprofit organization that educates for liberty, equipping future leaders to embrace and defend the principles that make America free and prosperous.
Too many college students feel isolated or attacked for questioning the ever-narrowing range of debate on campus. ISI introduces them to the American tradition of liberty and to a vibrant community of students and scholars. Our students get an education and a community they do not find at their universities—and in the process they become articulate voices for conservative principles.
About the Chief Financial Officer Opening:
ISI seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to manage the Institute’s financial resources.
Reporting to the President/CEO, the Chief Financial Officer works alongside other members of the senior management team and is responsible for the overall financial health of the organization, providing day-to-day oversight of accounting operations as well as offering strategic, financial guidance on the goals and activities of the Institute.
This is a full-time position based at ISI’s F.M. Kirby Campus in Wilmington, Delaware. Competitive salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits.
- Actively manage day-to-day accounting and financial operations to include accounts receivable, accounts payable, vendor management, and contracts
- Make recommendations and pro-active strategies that advance ISI’s financial well-being
- Direct the annual budget process and ongoing related reporting and forecasting to management and the ISI board
- Prepare, analyze, and present monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting for the organization
- Oversee the organization’s banking activity and manage cash flow to meet the needs of current and future activities
- Working with the board finance committee, assist in managing the Institute’s endowment and all investment accounts and activity
- Monitor accounting controls to ensure integrity and accuracy in the organization’s records and reports
- Serve as the organization’s financial representative in all dealings with the ISI board and government, public, and private entities
- Provide financial guidance to the fundraising team related to preparation of proposals and grant reporting
- Serve as liaison with auditors to ensure the annual audit is completed correctly and on time
The ideal candidate has 10+ years of public accounting, specifically nonprofit audit experience. Individuals with a certified public accountant (CPA) designation are preferred. Big Four accounting firm or for-profit CFO experience is a plus.
Additional qualifications include:
- Ability to design, review, and present financial statements and other reports using Excel and other reporting tools
- Experience with QuickBooks or similar general ledger accounting software, Concur, Bill.com or similar expense tracking platforms, and Salesforce
- Excellent communication abilities, both written and verbal
- Problem-solving in a timely and effective manner
- Time management and multi-tasking
- Ability to foster relationships in the financial community that are supportive of the organization’s activities.
Enthusiasm for ISI’s work to educate for liberty and pass on the enduring principles of Western civilization is a must.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your qualifications, your interest in this position and the ISI mission, and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement, at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide consulting and recruiting services at no cost to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that clearly and directly focus on advancing the principles of economic freedom, free enterprise, free trade, free speech, property rights, rule of law, and limited regulation.