Chief Financial Officer
Lifehouse, Inc
San Rafael, CA
Salary Range: $230,000 – $250,000
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Chief Financial Officer

San Rafael, CA

Lifehouse, Inc., a nonprofit organization supporting people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in the Bay Area, is seeking to hire a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


We are seeking a visionary and inclusive Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to provide executive leadership and ensure the long-term financial sustainability of our non-profit organization. The CFO will oversee the day-to-day operations of the finance department, mentor team leaders, and strategically grow our impact and programs. As a key member of the leadership team and reporting to the CEO, the CFO will collaborate with the CEO and Board of Directors to set and implement the organization’s strategic direction. The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical skills, a strategic mindset, and a passion for our mission.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following; 

Executive Leadership and Organizational Management

  • Provide empowering executive leadership that aligns with the organization’s mission.
  • Oversee the finance department’s day-to-day operations for long-term success.
  • Foster collaboration and recognize positive contributions within and between departments.
  • Inspire a professional, results-driven environment across the organization.

Strategic Financial Management

  • Translate financial data into meaningful insights and support strategic decisions.
  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and financial controls for efficient operations and compliance.
  • Identify and manage business risks and insurance requirements.
  • Develop budgets and ensure staff are trained in budget development and fiscal accountability.
  • Analyze financial data and present reports to the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Manage cash flow, banking relationships, and investment strategies.
  • Oversee property management and staff the housing corporations’ Board of Directors.

Financial Reporting and Compliance

  • Prepare financial statements in compliance with GAAP.
  • Oversee program financial reporting for funding sources.
  • Monitor investment compliance and provide timely reporting to the CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Manage the agency’s liability insurance program and administer the 401k plan.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the independent Auditor for annual audits.


  • Proficiency in general accounting and financial reporting procedures (GAAP).
  • Strong analytical skills and strategic mindset.
  • Leadership skills that contribute to superior performance.
  • Experience in building and developing teams.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and solve problems collectively.
  • Strong risk management skills.
  • Innovation skills to stay updated with technology and develop new ideas.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Ability to effectively interface with staff, senior management, and funding sources.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Ten+ years of senior financial management experience.
  • Managerial experience with non-profit social service and governmentally funded agencies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software packages. Working knowledge with Accufund is a plus.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is a plus.
  • Experience with MediCal or health-care related services is a plus.
  • HUD expertise
  • Valid driver’s license.

Benefits and Compensation 

Lifehouse Agency is a highly respected agency in the field where employees are fully appreciated.  Excellent benefits package including health, HRA, dental, life, LTD, FSA, pet insurance, and a 401(k) with employer match. Salary is highly competitive and is based on experience. The salary range is $230K-250K. 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Stacy Nelson & Associates at [email protected].  Stacy Nelson & Associates-Leadership Search Partners (www.stacy nelson is an executive search firm specifically for nonprofit organizations. 

Lifehouse Agency is an equal opportunity employer.