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Martha O'Bryan Center

Chief Finance Officer

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is searching for an experienced leader in accounting and finance to lead the accounting team and oversee the ongoing financial wellness of the organization.


A dynamic anti-poverty nonprofit organization with deep community roots, Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) serves low wealth families and children in Middle TN.  Our mission – We assist families rise above poverty in one generation.  Operating 10 sites in Nashville and working collaboratively across Middle TN, our headquarter services are in Nashville’s Cayce Place Homes. 

Recognized for building new service models that expand the “opportunity landscape” for families, working with MOBC means contributing to a culture of innovation, collaboration and leadership.   Over 8,000 people are directly served annually across two program pathways – EDUCATION including early childhood, youth development, k-8 charter schools, high school Academic Student Unions, post-secondary support and FAMILTY ECONOMIC MOBILITY including parent empowerment, adult education and post secondary services, career support, preschool care, food security, and family/crisis counseling.


MOBC’s accounting team is responsible for the ongoing financial health of the organization. This team oversees accounting processes and ensures that we are good stewards of our financial resources, in order to serve our community.

The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) develops, implements, and manages the operational aspects of the organization’s planning, monitoring, and finances. In performing these functions, the CFO sets the parameters, process and timetable for the organization’s financial planning and monitoring, oversees preparation of the annual budget, provides financial analysis, and makes recommendations to the CEO, and Executive Staff and the board of directors Finance Committee regarding financial decisions, asset management, and mitigating institutional risk. The CFO leads strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, grants and contracts management, cost benefit analysis for current and emerging operations, and forecasting both needs and risk. The CFO manages the Accounting team. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer

Job Responsibilities


Accounting and Finance

  • Sets strategy in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer and the executive team for complex, multi- funder, private and public financial grant Creates and manages ongoing financial compliance processes through empowered and accountable finance staff and program leadership.
  • Oversees payroll function and all tax compliance work, day-to-day accounting processes such as accounts payable and receivable, as well as annual financial audits, all with best financial practices and effective leverage of available technology.
  • Communicates with staff, leadership team, Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and Martha O’Bryan Center Foundation staff on complex financial matters for timely decision-making.
  • Maintains agency financial records (including agreements and contracts) according to agency policy and program funding Serves as staff liaison in concert with the CEO to the Finance Committee to keep Board of Directors apprised of the organization’s financial results and issues.
  • Performs investment statement reconciliations in a timely manner according to agency policy and provides investment information to the Board of Directors and Martha O’Bryan Foundation.
  • Provides oversight of all financial reporting, ensuring that timely and accurate information is distributed to external and internal users in a timely manner.
  • Provides guidance to program and administrative staff in understanding and interpreting financial information and statements, including analysis for actual versus budgeted expenses throughout the fiscal year.
  • Develops annual agency budget in conjunction with administrative and program Oversees development of all budgets for grants and funding sources within established deadlines.

Strategic Planning

  • Contributes to policy and process development efforts, especially as they identify areas of improvement, such as where costs and administrative burdens could be reduced in order for the organization to perform at an optimum level.
  • Leads complex projects for the agency across functions and programs as assigned, utilizing expert project management skills as well as expert knowledge of the business, including our customers, the political and social dynamics of poverty and the mission and strategies of the Center.
  • Provides leadership and direct supervision to the Accounting Manager, including interviewing, hiring and training; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Oversees the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these departments.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from an accredited college or Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • CPA certification is required.
  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible accounting
  • Three or more years of supervision, financial management, budgeting and senior management team experience in an organization with revenues in excess of $10 million.
  • Non-profit experience
  • Experience in a computerized accounting, multi-cost center environment and federal contracting
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of
  • Strong organizational skills; strong time management skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.

Additional Information


This position is benefits eligible.


How to Apply


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2. Choose “Martha O’Bryan” from the Categories drop down box.

3. Click on the Job Title to be directed to the position description, and to apply.


  • Date Posted: August 23, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $90,000 - $130,000
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk