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Chief Financial Officer

Central Boston Elder Services


Location: Boston, MA


About Central Boston Elder Services:

Central Boston Elder Services, a non-profit corporation, helps Boston area seniors remain in their homes by providing short and long-term care. Programs and services are offered to help seniors remain self-sufficient and are available to residents living in the Boston neighborhoods of Allston, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill, North Dorchester, North Jamaica Plain, South End and Roxbury.

Since 1974 Central Boston Elder Services has been helping seniors live independently, and with dignity. Extensive in-home services, ranging from personal care to home delivered meals are available.

Eligibility for services is based on a sliding scale and is determined by age, income and need. Most Boston residents qualify to receive services at little or no charge.

Funding for Central Boston Elder Services is received primarily from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and through private donations and foundations. Professionally staffed and managed, Central Boston Elder Services is governed by an elected board of elders and health care professionals.

For more information on Central Boston Elder Services, please visit

The Opportunity:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position is a role critical to supporting Central Boston Elder Services (CBES) ongoing growth and development. Reporting to the Executive Director and as a member of the Executive team, the CFO will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting and budget processes, conducting strategic analysis of business performance and forecasting, and providing oversight of the finance, IT, facilities, and purchasing departments.

The CFO provides direct leadership and oversight for CBES’ Finance and Information Technology functions, including oversight of CBES’ accounting operations; compliance with relevant government regulations, and ensuring that business operations systems run smoothly and efficiently. S/he will also take an active role in partnering with the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer to ensure that revenue and expense forecasting and staff allocation is managed effectively.

The role is crucial in enabling the organization to achieve its mission; grow its activities; and operate efficiently, and is a core part of the organization’s Executive team.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop, analyze and interpret statistical and financial information in order to advise the Executive Director of operating results in terms of performance against budget and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization
  • Coordinate the organization’s annual audit, review findings, and make recommendations to the Executive Director
  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Executive Director on matters of fiscal and administrative policies
  • Prepares financial statements for the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Files annual reports for pension, audit and other financial reporting requirements
  • Evaluates and recommends insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liability
  • Coordinates, directs and documents all financial procedures and operations including but not limited to the preparation of the budget, financial forecasts, accounts, books and records of transactions, variances, and cash flow
  • Develops, maintains, and updates internal and external reports
  • Evaluates performance of accounting, finance, purchasing, information technology, and facilities personnel
  • Participates in the annual provider evaluation
  • Serve as CBES liaison to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs on financial and related administrative matters
  • Oversight of the systems of accounts, books, and records on all company transactions and assets
  • Responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, payroll and other applicable taxes
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Minimum of five years financial management and supervisory experience
  • Minimum of three years administrative management and supervision experience including Purchasing, Facilities and Information Technology
  • Minimum of three years working in human services, government or similar setting
  • Ability to work effectively with peers, subordinates and superiors
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, ability to clearly present to the board of directors
  • Strong technical skills including experience using Solomon, Paychex and FRX
  • Must be a self-starter, independent and committed to organization
  • Must have strong organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines and identify and implement best practices
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree and/or CPA preferred, in accounting or finance or equivalent experience.


Central Boston Elder Services has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume here.

Central Boston Elder Services is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with nonprofits and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit