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The Nashville Food Project

Chief Financial Officer

The Nashville Food Project


Job Summary

The Nashville Food Project Mission Statement
The Nashville Food Project brings people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city.

Chief Financial Officer Position Summary
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for financial and administrative oversight for The Nashville Food Project (TNFP). Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will lead the finance and administrative operations of TNFP by driving the fiscal strategy and administration of the organization.

Job Responsibilities


Financial Management
● Provide strategic leadership to the TNFP Board of Directors and CEO to develop and execute the financial strategies of the organization
● Oversee all aspects of organizational accounting and finances, including payroll, annual audit, 990 tax filing, bookkeeping, banking, and cash flow projections
● Oversee the preparation of financial statements, ensuring external and internal reporting requirements are met and key data are shared with the CEO and the TNFP Board
● Lead the annual budgeting process and provide oversight for annual, quarterly and monthly financial reporting and forecasting
● Provide proactive cash flow management, identifying key cash flow drivers and forecasting the organization’s cash flow needs
● Oversee internal controls, financial reserves, and special funds according to TNFP Financial and Control Policies
● Provide financial oversight and strategic leadership for TNFP’s social enterprises, including management of invoicing for program revenue, catering and grants, and developing new social enterprises across the programmatic departments
● Ensure that financial records are accurate and up-to-date by leading the monthly and quarterly close processes
● Ensure the finance and administrative staff have the correct technical tools and implement technical integrations to improve accuracy and efficiency
● Standardize financial reports, metrics and key performance indicator (KPI) dashboards, in addition to designing new reports and reporting features as needed
● Document process flows and proactively recommend and implement process improvements to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of administrative workflows
● Provide coaching and professional development to the finance and administrative teams

Administrative Management
● Supervise and support finance and administrative support staff
● Manage organizational insurance policies and claims
● Oversee management of IT contracts, equipment and systems, including computer replacement policies, technology systems, and technical support for phone and security systems
● Oversee facilities maintenance including, but not limited to, utilities and vendor contracts, building maintenance, after-hours usage, janitorial and landscape contracts, and security
● Administer staff benefits (e.g., PTO, health insurance, payroll deductions) and develop organizational capacity for additional staff benefits (e.g., 401k or other retirement benefits)
● Maintain a regular, in-person schedule at TNFP headquarters


● Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or other relevant field
● Minimum of seven years of experience in nonprofit financial management or related field
● CPA certification, or recognized equivalent professional experience
● Full working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
● Proficient use of QuickBooks (or equivalent) and Microsoft and/or Google Suite
● Ability to translate financial concepts to colleagues without finance backgrounds
● Keen organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills
● Demonstrated ability to hold others accountable to written standards
● Exemplary communication skills, interpersonal skills, and professionalism

● Strong interest in, or experience with, anti-poverty and/or food justice work
● Background experience in culinary arts, food service management, and/or agriculture
● Experience with economic development or community development financial institutions

Additional Information


This position is full-time, exempt, and salaried. A part-time appointment can be considered on an
individual basis. Weekend and evening hours may be required occasionally.

Starting annual salary for a full-time appointment is $75,000 – $85,000, commensurate with experience. TNFP offers a competitive benefits package for full-time employees including:
● 75% employer paid health insurance, and voluntary dental and vision insurance
● Employer paid term-life and AD&D insurance, and long-term disability insurance
● Employee assistance program
● Cell phone stipend
● Nine paid holidays, plus two floating holidays
● Paid Time Off (PTO) program
● Parental leave
● Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in our work and mission to Applications received on or before June 20, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

In all aspects of its work, The Nashville Food Project strives for a culture of inclusivity and fairness without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.


  • Date Posted: June 9, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Other
  • Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000