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Chief Financial & Operating Officer


Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (Brooklyn A) is seeking a Chief Financial & Operating Officer to work with the Executive Director on all aspects of organizational management.

Since 1968, Brooklyn A has provided free legal services for low-income residents and organizations of Brooklyn, pursuing a uniquely neighborhood-based mission of justice, empowerment and community development.




  • Responsible for (with ED) the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial and cash management, budget, accounting, and payroll.
  • Supervises and participates in the preparation of various financial statements and reports, including reports of estimated future expenses and revenues.
  • Verifies proper application of accounting principles and regulatory requirements.
  • Directs the maintenance and reconciliation of general ledgers, account payable, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, purchasing, payroll, bank statements, cash receipts, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records.
  • Prepares annual budget with other senior management, program directors and Board Audit & Budget Committee.
  • Prepares budgets for various grants and contracts with government agencies, foundations and corporate supporters.
  • Directs internal audits involving review of accounting, administrative controls and contract compliance.
  • Coordinates preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.
  • Appraises organization’s financial position and generates and presents quarterly fiscal reports to ED and Board Finance Committee.
  • Develops and maintains a system for managing fixed assets.
  • Ensures compliance with tax filings and charities registration.
  • Works with Development and Program staff to create budgets for proposals.


Administration/Human Resources/Facilities Management

  • Directs all aspects of human resources such as payroll, benefit administration, office procedures, personnel issues and maintain related confidential files.
  • Monitor organization’s compliance with applicable human resources law and regulations as well as internal policies.
  • Participates in all personnel issues, including hires, terminations, salary adjustments, complaints, and disciplinary actions.
  • Trains and supervises staff on fiscal procedures, budget management and other office policies.
  • Coordinates the purchasing and implementation of IT systems.
  • Oversee IT-related consultants ensuring that organization has the technology resources needed to support its work.
  •  Manage organization’s real property and fixed assets, both owned and leased.
  • Oversee supervision of office managers and administrative staff.


Grant Compliance

  • Interfaces directly with funders and regulatory bodies, including the IRS and state finance agencies, to resolve issues, disputes, and requests.
  • Develops and implements a grant compliance reporting and vouchering program.
  • Works with Development and Program staff to ensure that fiscal requirements for grants and contracts are identified, realized and monitored.
  • Provides guidance to the staff in the preparation of reports to funding sources.
  • Supervises the monitoring of all contracts to ensure compliance with fiscal and programmatic reporting.
  • Trains and supervises staff on case management software.
  • Work with Development and Program staff on grant proposals.
  • Education/Experience:

    Bachelor's degree (MBA/CPA preferred); Prior experience required


To Apply: 

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Please put CFO/COO in the subject line of your email.

No phone calls.



Submission Deadline: 
February 28, 2019
Organization Information: 
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
260 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
United States
Phone: 718-487-2300