CDC Foundation is hiring a

Finance Operations Director

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1.9 billion and launched more than 1,300 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 90 countries last year. Visit for more information.  

The Finance Operations Director reports to the Vice President of Finance. The Finance Operations Director leads Accounts Receivable Collections, Treasury Management, Payroll, and Accounts Payable. This role is a key within the CDC Foundation finance team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 10+ plus years of related progress experience in financial roles
  • Enterprise financial systems knowledge
  • Extensive financial transaction processing experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Proven strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, time management skills with the ability to multi-task effectively
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organization and cross functionally
  • Proven ability to be a strong internal business partner with collaborative business focus
  • People leader with a track record of developing a strong team
  • Strategic thinker with ability to identify opportunity areas and execute change.
  • Ability to execute in a fast-paced, dynamic environment


  • Work with the Finance leadership to manage key strategies to support organizational mission and goals
  • Create and manage a forecast to inform and advise Finance leadership on the appropriate actions to take to optimize cash flow
  • Ensure payroll is processed timely and the appropriate reporting requirements are met for the jurisdictions in which the Foundation operates
  • Oversees and reviews accounting tasks including payroll, taxes, and compliance.
  • Build relationships with customers of the finance department
  • Partner with IT Team to develop and maintain appropriate management information system to drive efficiencies, effectiveness, and scalability for financial processes.
  • Implement and manage board approved investment guidelines/goals and reviews investment performance for compliance; coordinates efforts with investment manager and approves investment authorizations and forecasting of future cash requirements
  • Generate reports and analytics that provide data for accurate and timely business decisions
  • Identify issues and trends to engage the appropriate teams for action, as necessary
  • Create, implement, and track key performance indicators (KPIs) to manage and monitor transaction processing
  • Work closely with management to identify and implement opportunities for process improvement
  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures, reporting systems and methods as well as overseeing financial controls
  • Maintains a variety of fiscal documents, files, records (e.g. accounts payable, accounts receivable, , contracts, etc.) for the purpose of providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail.
  • Organize and direct all activities and staff related to the safeguarding and management of the fiscal resources of the organization and is responsible for Finance operations
  • Prepares and administers the Finance department's budget
  • Document and/or update procedures and policies to support and optimize business practices
  • Strategize with Finance leaders to determine the needs and prioritize key activities
  • Build, train, develop, and manage the Financial Operations Team
  • Other duties as assigned

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
Relocation expenses are not included.

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