Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.

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Chief Financial Officer - 13196

Regular Full Time

South San Francisco, CA, USA

Posted 30+ days ago

About Aspiranet

Aspiranet is a leading non-profit agency providing over 35,000 children and their families annually in California with foster family support, residential care, adoption services, services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood, mental health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources.  Founded in 1975, we’ve grown to over 1,000 professionals across 33 community-based sites statewide. Aspiranet envisions a world in which all children and youth are loved and cared for and families have the resources to thrive. “Aspira” means hope. If bringing hope forward for children and families sparks your interest, we look forward to hearing from you and learning what drives your passion! 

Opportunity Overview

Aspiranet has an exciting and rewarding opportunity for an experienced CFO to help make a real difference for clients in the communities that we operate in, while providing senior leadership for the finance, accounting, budget, risk, and purchasing functions of our agency.  This position reports directly to the CEO and will be based at our corporate headquarters office at scenic Oyster Point Marina Plaza, conveniently located in South San Francisco, California.    

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide visionary leadership for the operations of the Finance and Accounting Department and provide overall fiscal supervision for the agency
  • Oversee the annual budget and planning process, monitor progress and changes, and inform senior leadership of agency’s financial status
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting; ensure contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and financial data and cash flow support operational requirements
  • Oversee the management of cash receipts, tangible assets, disbursements, federal grant reimbursement requests, and the billing of grants  
  •  Ensure annual financial statement audits, tax returns, reports, and statements and adherence to all regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Ensure accounting and financial management systems are optimized to promote efficiency, accuracy, compliance, reporting and analytics
  • Maintain and develop accounting and financial management policies, procedures and practices while ensuring that internal control policies remain effective
  •  Maintain, monitor and enhance risk management standards for the protection,  maintenance, and improvement of agency assets; work with insurance providers in  pursuit of cost effective solutions for legal and professional liability
  •  Lead and drive a high performing team and learning culture
  •  Attend Board and Financial Committee meetings as an agency representative; provide presentations and financial updates


The CFO serves in an executive leadership team capacity and the successful candidate will possess the following requirements for education, experience, and credentials for this opportunity:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years of recent successful experience in a responsible financial leadership role
  • Minimum of five (5) years of fund accounting experience, with eight (8) years of progressive Accounting/finance experience required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles
  • Familiarity with accounting/reporting practices for non-profit or public administration in California
  • Experience with the configuration, implementation and optimization of automated accounting and financial management systems and software
  • Knowledge and successful application of Lean and Six Sigma principles and/or continuous improvement methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership to build consensus among diverse groups and instill confidence in subordinates in the face of organizational change
  • Must meet all state required conditions of employment as set forth by funder and regulatory body including fingerprint and child abuse index clearance, TB/health physical exam, a valid California driver’s license, and a clean driving record

A Rewarding Opportunity

The greatest benefit of a career at Aspiranet is the difference you make in the lives of the youth and families that we serve!  Salary is commensurate with experience. Aspiranet offers a robust benefits package aimed at keeping you healthy and financially secure, while providing work-life balance and protecting you from the unexpected:

  • Paid vacation
  • 14 paid holidays
  • A company-paid medical and dental insurance plan
  • Low cost vision insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings program with company match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee assistance program
  • Development opportunities
  • Free onsite gym and access to shoreline walking trails
  • Free parking
  • Employee discount and perks program

Salary Range:  $200K to $250K DOE

 Apply Now!

This position is open until filled. Please apply for immediate consideration! To apply, simply submit your compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume via email to:  Preliminary screening will be conducted and candidates whose qualifications best match will be selected to interview. Confidentiality is assured until a background check is completed on the selected finalist. For more information about Aspiranet, please visit our website at


Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.