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Chief Financial Officer


The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) is accepting applications for a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to oversee the fiscal and related activities of the organization. The CFO also provides technical assistance to recipient programs in financial management and associated information systems. MLAC is an exciting place to work with a diverse staff and inclusive workplace environment.  We are located in a beautiful new office space on Tremont Street near Government Center in Boston.

About MLAC

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation is a non-profit organization established by the Commonwealth to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems have access to legal information, advice, and representation. MLAC provides leadership and support for the continued improvement of legal aid to low-income people and is the largest funding source for civil legal aid organizations in the Commonwealth.


The CFO reports to the Executive Director (ED), supervises the Fiscal and Grants Managers, and is responsible for all aspects of MLAC’s fiscal policies and planning, including the oversight of financial, grants and human resources management. Working with the ED, the CFO has responsibility for financial management, including oversight and monitoring of MLAC’s revenue and reserves, and for making recommendations to the MLAC Board Finance Committee on fiscal policy. The CFO also devises and manages a technical assistance program to grant recipients in financial management and associated management systems.



  • Lead MLAC business planning and direction; develop financial forecasts, budget and revenue projections.
  • Support the MLAC Board and its Finance Committee on financial matters and reporting.
  • Make recommendations to the Finance Committee on the annual budget process and the distribution of grants.
  • Evaluate proposed program budget adjustments and make recommendations.
  • Set or revise MLAC fiscal policies and controls for purchasing and capital expenditures.
  • Ensure MLAC’s compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and prepare and coordinate internally for yearly and state audits.
  • Maximize income by effective cash management and investigate alternate revenues.
  • Ensure effective and efficient MLAC operations through maintenance of a computerized financial management system.
  • Oversee meetings with MLAC-funded programs for monitoring and technical assistance, and act as a resource to assist grantees in generating additional income.
  • Review financial information contained in grant applications, grantee program audits, and annual reports for compliance and planning.
  • Direct and supervise the work of the Fiscal Manager in day to day financial administration, and in administering benefits programs and other HR functions.
  • Produce monthly financial reports in collaboration with Fiscal Manager and Bookkeeper.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and compliance with all applicable employment laws, oversee employee fringe benefits and the management of risk at every level of the Corporation.


  • Review all grants, contracts and subgrantee budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with grants and contract requirements.
  • Ensure that invoices are prepared for work completed, on client schedules.
  • Direct and supervise the work of the Grants Manager in managing grants awarded by and those awarded to MLAC; assure up-to-date and accurate records of all grants, and compliance with all grant obligations.

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Excellent benefits.


Background and Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with advanced degree or CPA strongly preferred

Experience in accounting, finance and financial management, including financial projections and planning responsibilities

Prior experience in public or non-profit fiscal administration and human resource management strongly preferred

Knowledge of and experience with current electronic financial accounting and management tools, including desktop computing

Strong communication and presentation skills

Strong supervision skills and ability to work in a team

Some in state travel required

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter in Word or PDF no later than Friday, May 17, 2019 to  Please put the job title in the subject line of your email, and, in your cover letter, please mention where you saw this posting. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. No phone calls, please.

MLAC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to diversity in its workforce. A crucial part of MLAC’s vision is supporting cultural and linguistic competence, as well as ensuring diversity of staff and volunteers, so clients can be best served. Women, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people who speak English as a second language are encouraged to apply. Learn more about us at


Submission Deadline: 
May 17, 2019
Organization Information: 
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
18 Tremont Street, Suite 1010
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Phone: 617-367-8544