Chief Financial Officer

Website ACHSedu American College of Healthcare Sciences

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides financial oversight to the institution. As a key member of the Executive Team (ET), the CFO will report to the President and support the Executive Team to develop and implement financial plans that are fiscally responsible and reflective of ACHS’s mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities.

The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing financial-related activities of the institution. This will include direct responsibility for accounting, financial forecasting, resource allocation for strategic programs, facilities management, staffing, and contract negotiation.

Successful candidates will: excel in a team environment where teamwork, positivity, and flexibility are valued; have a proven ability to think critically and seek innovative solutions; demonstrate the ability to leverage technology to deliver measurable outcomes; and demonstrate strategic financial acumen.

The Work You’ll Do in This Role

  • Ensure accurate and timely payment of all accounts payables and timely collection of all receivables in collaboration with the Business Office and Director of Student Financial Services.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts; prepare and enter all adjusting journal entries.
  • Conduct a monthly review of accounts to identify opportunities for cost-savings and completeness of revenue
  • Monitor operating accounts to verify expenditures and cash levels
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis including preparation of monthly GAAP financial statements, trend reports, account reconciliations, Key Performance Indicators report (KPI), budget analysis, debt schedules, prepaid and accrual schedules, deferred revenue reports, and year-end and multi-year projection reports with monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Executive Team and Board of Directors.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available for all expenditures in accordance with governmental audits.
  • Negotiate, maintain, and conduct annual review of institutional contracts; assess the benefits of contracts with a financial impact and provide recommendations to the Executive Team.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Team and all department managers to prepare the institution’s operating budget. Work with the President to conduct cost analyses and support financial compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare and organize documents for annual corporate tax filings across multiple states, including 1099’s, payroll reporting and state mandated annual reporting.
  • Prepare documents for annual financial statements audit in collaboration with President, CPA, and Director of Student Financial Services.
  • Support HR services to assess the financial impacts of doing business in other states.
  • Support institution’s financial literacy programs for staff and students by developing and providing training through webinars, blogs, and other channels based on area(s) of expertise.
  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the institution’s mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.

Skills & Experience You Bring to ACHS

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business management and a CPA, MBA, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Candidate will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy and industry changes.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously using a management style that empowers others and fosters teamwork and growth.
  • Experience working in an organization with multi-state operations and remote teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the drive to find creative solutions to complex challenges
  • Willingness to “roll up the sleeves” and get involved as needed.
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible financial management experience preferably in a higher education setting with experience in Title IV Federal Student Aid regulations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, management, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent technology skills including Excel, accounting software and reporting, and experience using Apple computers/OSX.
  • Demonstrated experience contributing to the financial success of an organization, preferably in higher education.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position supervises the Director of Student Financial Services and contract financial services.

Work Environment: This job can be completed remotely or in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a computer and phone.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; position requires prolonged standing or sitting. May require bending, stooping or stretching.

Non-Discrimination: ACHS is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for all qualified individuals. ACHS does not discriminate nor will it tolerate discrimination against any person because of age, gender, gender-identity, color, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law.

Title IX: ACHS complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, including but not limited to all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence. Any person who files a complaint or participates in an investigation is protected from retaliation to the full extent of the law. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to ACHS’s Title IX Coordinator and/or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

ACHS Title IX Coordinator: 5005 S. Macadam Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97239 | 503-244-0726 | TitleIX at

Office of Civil Rights: U.S. Department of Education | 400 Maryland Avenue, SW | Washington, DC  20202-1100 | 800-421-3481 | OCR at

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