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Marth O'Bryan Center

Chief Finance Officer

Marth O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation.  Founded in 1894 when Miss O’Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O’Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place – Nashville’s most distressed community – since 1948. This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations. Martha O’Bryan Center serves 15,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.


The 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 Finance staff.

Job Responsibilities


  • 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.
  • Maintains up to date financial management skills and


  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from an accredited college or
  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • A 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

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.


  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and
  • 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
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets
  • Strong project management
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and
  • High level of detail and
  • Computer literate, including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet.



Additional Information


This is a benefits eligible position.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: March 30, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Other