Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Full Time Exempt
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Supervision: Finance Manager, Finance Associate, Director of Human Resources & IT Manager
North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) is one of the oldest independent Outward Bound Schools in the country. Since 1967, NCOBS has delivered challenging wilderness courses that teach more than outdoor skills. Our wilderness courses, from the mountains of North Carolina to the shores of south Florida to the peaks of South America, help our students learn the value of teamwork, discover leadership abilities, find inspiration and feel a sense of accomplishment. Our mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery.
The NCOBS Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides hands on management of the financial activities of the organization to ensure successful operations and continued growth. This position follows direction and goals set out in the school’s operational and strategic plan with a focus on a long-term forecasting/planning model. They oversee a complex mix of revenue streams, including fee-for service, government grants, individual contributions and foundation grants. In addition to oversight of the income statement and balance sheet, the position is responsible for managing the annual budget process, providing monthly reports, costing of services and the managing the organization’s financial operations (A/P, A/R, liability insurance, re-insurance plan etc.). Key for this position is the oversight, analysis and strategic development of the school’s financial data to maximize effectiveness and success, and predict and drive our long-term financial plan.
The CFO is managed by the executive director (ED) and is a member of the NCOBS Leadership Team. They work closely with all departments and the NCOBS Board of Directors’ Finance Committee. They manage the Finance Manager, Finance Associate, Director of Human Resources, and IT manager.
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The North Carolina Outward Bound School is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community of staff who are committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. In this effort, we strongly encourage people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, social viewpoints, and backgrounds to apply. Women, people of color, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply.