About Partners For Quality
Partners For Quality is a nonprofit organization based in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania that provides administrative management services to other nonprofit agencies serving persons with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges. These administrative services include finance, human resources, information technology, development and fundraising, communications, and staff training and development. Partners For Quality is recognized as an integral part of the service delivery system in Allegheny County serving 5,000 people annually and employing 1,000 people across the organization. Partners For Quality has five subsidiary organizations: Allegheny Children’s Initiative, Citizen Care Inc, Exceptional Adventures, Milestone Centers, and Partners For Quality Foundation.
Vision Statement: People have the opportunity to experience and fully participate in all aspects of life.
Mission: Partners For Quality, Inc. supports people by providing services that promote choice, personal satisfaction and the realization of their hopes and dreams.
Partners For Quality, Inc. shall provide services and supports to assure people:
- Are afforded the human, civil and legal rights described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, the United States Constitution, and all applicable Federal, State and Local laws and regulations;
- Are treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity to cultural diversity;
- Have opportunities to experience life-long learning;
- Have the best possible physical/mental health and assurances for personal safety and security, with an emphasis on minimizing out-of-home placement;
- Live, work and experience community environments that are personally satisfying;
- Have the opportunity to maintain and/or establish natural supports and reciprocal relationships;
- Have the opportunity to participate as active members of the community and to experience leadership roles;
- Have access to community resources and organizations that are dynamic, receptive, responsive and continuously evolving;
- Make informed decisions affecting their lives from an array of choices; and
- Realize their hopes and dreams and achieve their personal outcomes.
As Partners For Quality and its family of agencies prepare for the future, the Chief Financial Officer will have the opportunity to lead the organization’s financial path to continued security and stability so that our organization can focus on the people we support and consider program additions and enhancements that meet their evolving needs.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) works with a dedicated and engaged Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, and a committed Partners For Quality Executive Team to chart an ambitious future that leverages the organization’s historical strengths and promotes its community-focused approach to serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and children and adults with behavioral health challenges. Serving as a strategic and analytic leader, the CFO heads efforts to develop and implement financial strategies that ensure stability and future success, in addition to effective control, oversight, and stewardship of the organization’s finances. The CFO leads the accounting function and financial statement preparation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, industry practices and tax-exempt regulations.
The CFO articulates the organization’s core strengths and its vision for the future; establishes an organizational culture and behavior of trust and collaboration; manages and evaluates the ongoing financial and operational priorities of all agencies in close coordination with the Partners For Quality Executive Team, Partners For Quality Board of Directors, and subsidiary Boards of Directors; approves and prepares financial reports submitted to the state, county, federal and other regulatory agencies; and oversees staff, sets performance expectations, and drives the positive culture of the organization.
The CFO supports the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in leading the development of the budget for Partners For Quality and all subsidiaries, and by ensuring that overall resource allocation facilitates the attainment of the organization’s strategic plan. S/he provides guidance to the CEO so that fiscal policies may be developed to address short and long-term financial matters, and aids in interpreting financial/accounting reports and regulations.
The CFO is responsible for preparing reports and analysis to support the Board of Directors in effective governance and decision-making and attends all board meetings to present fiscal-related information.
The CFO directs the implementation and maintenance of all accounting policies and procedures, and internal financial controls; prepares monthly and annual financial statements for internal and external purposes, prepares annual budgets for all divisions, analyzes cash flow, cost controls, expenses and all financial statements to pinpoint areas for improvement, and coordinates annual external audit and assists in audit report preparation. S/he understands and complies with all State and County fiscal regulations, and PFQ agency policies and procedures.
The candidate we seek will be a strategic, analytic, and innovative leader with a solid foundation in traditional accounting practices and a passion to leverage fiscal strength to support the people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges that Partners For Quality and its subsidiaries serve. We seek a leader who has been a pillar of financial strength and guidance within a nonprofit organization, using fiscal insights and processes to enable the agency to achieve its vision, mission and values. This entrepreneurial individual will bring leadership characterized by a visionary outlook, sound business and management acumen, and the ability to communicate clearly to the Boards of Directors and Partners For Quality Executive Leadership.
We seek a charismatic and relational leader who is mission-focused and dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. Candidates for this position must have proven leadership qualities to bring vision, direction, a collaborative atmosphere, and inspiration to an organization.
The candidate will need to have the ability to monitor, allocate and control finances on a large scale, excellent analytical skills, strong organizational management skills along with the ability to lead project teams and to analyze, develop, implement and lead a variety of finance-related projects.
An understanding of and experience navigating the complexities of an organization of similar size, scope and budget is highly desired. A proven ability to lead employees in multiple locations as an effective team of closely coordinated, highly professional staff members is a must. This leader will be one who listens intently, is empathetic, energetic and who empowers his/her staff.
S/he will be a leader who communicates the agency's mission with enthusiasm and compassion through his/her effective communication skills. Solid presentation, written and verbal messaging skills are required, along with proficient computer skills and the ability to use analytics/metrics to drive strategy and decision making.
The CFO candidate must have bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, a minimum of 5 years accounting experience and 3 years supervisory experience, and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams), and accounting and data management software. We strongly prefer a candidate with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. Experience in Human Services with nonprofit accounting is also preferred.
Partners For Quality formed the Committee for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in 2020. The committee, with the full support of Partners For Quality leadership, is reviewing and improving existing processes and policies that impact race and creating new functions to encourage openness and acceptance of all employees. Because of our organization’s desire to support diversity in all forms, we invite and encourage people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, gender identities to apply. Our goal is to have a diverse executive team that can help guide our organization’s strategies and operations from all possible perspectives.
To apply, please send a current resume, letter of introduction and salary requirements to Adam Wright, Partners For Quality Talent Acquisition Manager at awright@PFQ.org.
For more information about Partners for Quality, please visit PFQ.org.