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Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Assistant Chief Financial Officer MERCEDES To be considered for this position, please apply at or click on apply link on posting. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume and list of references. Candidates should include in the application materials reference to all prior work experience relevant to the position that they are seeking to aid with the placement on TRLA’s salary scale.

$70000 - $80000 / year

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is seeking an Assistant Chief Financial Officer with proven expertise in accounting and finance who will oversee budgeting, cost analysis, cost management, financial reporting, and revenue forecasting for the organization. The Assistant Chief Financial Officer will assist oversee the TRLA’s accounting and payroll staff and produce timely and accurate financial reports to the Executive Director, management staff, and Board of Directors.

Founded in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal services to residents in 68 Southwest Texas counties, serving approximately 23,000 clients each year with a $40+ million budget. TRLA represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout Texas and six other southern states. In addition, TRLA operates a public defender program in 10 rural Texas counties.

TRLA is the largest legal aid provider in Texas and is nationally recognized for high quality, zealous advocacy for its clients. TRLA has offices in Alpine, Austin, Beeville, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Edinburg, El Paso, Floresville, Hallettsville, Harlingen, Jourdanton, Laredo, Mercedes, Rio Grande City, San Antonio, Sinton, Victoria, and Nashville, Tennessee.

TRLA receives funding from federal, state and local agencies, foundations, donations and corporations for its operations.


  • Provide oversight for and manage all budgets, forecasts, internal financial plans, and processes.

  • Participate in internal planning to ensure alignment of program priorities with financial projections.

  • Generate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports as needed to monitor and evaluate cash flow and liquidity.

  • Supervise finance department staff and set department goals.

  • Support accounting, general ledger, and operations functions to ensure that systems are in place to guarantee timeliness and accuracy.

  • Develop and lead financial strategy, goals and objectives for the organization.

  • Lead and manage cash flow planning to ensure availability of funds.

  • Produce rolling forecast reports, 3-year cash flow projections, and performance indicators on cash.

  • Develop, implement and maintain finance department policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions.

  • Establish formal and structured budgeting process to develop, implement, evaluate, and manage all aspects of the annual budget.

  • Oversee financial compliance and reporting with funding regulations set out by TRLA’s primary funders.

  • Serve as a key point of contact for auditors, tax filings, and financial reports.

  • Manage the preparation of all audits.

  • Establish, maintain and monitor all banking and financing relationships.

  • Develop short, medium, and long-term financial plans and projections.

  • Engage with management on finance, audit, investments, challenges, recommendations, trends, and changes in operating model.

  • Partner with leadership on all operational issues as they arise; provide recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense.

  • Assist grant and development staff with financial reporting and analysis.


TRLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Qualifications and preferences:

  • Formal education in finance or accounting required; preferred CPA or MBA.

  • Five or more years of experience in a senior financial management.

  • Demonstrated excellence in managing finance, accounting, budgeting, internal control, and cash management.

  • Knowledge of computer systems, including experience with system selection, new system implementation and project management.

  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience working with external auditors.

  • Willingness to travel throughout TRLA service area to attend management meetings, strategic planning meetings, board meetings, etc.

  • Knowledge of Office365 and Excel and familiarity with software such as QuickBooks, Abila and Salesforce.

  • Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills.

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

  • Preferred candidates have experience working in nonprofit, public interest organizations.

  • Commitment to justice for low-income people.

To Apply: 

Complete online application at:


Submission Deadline: 
May 27, 2024
Organization Information: 
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
301 S. Texas Avenue
Mercedes, TX 78750
United States
Phone: 956-447-4800