Chief Financial Officer

Fund for Public Health NYC

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.


Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will oversee an organizational budget of approximately $100,000,000 to enable FPHNYC to advance the health and well-being of all New Yorkers in collaboration with the NYC Health Department with integrity. The CFO will manage a staff to provide analysis, information, reporting, accountability, billing, payments, general ledger, and strategic guidance on how best to utilize resources and ensure agency compliance with fiscal reporting requirements.


  • Lead all matters relating to financial policies and procedures, budget planning, formulation, presentation, execution, reporting and requirements for financial management systems and other operations, overseeing compliance with all regulatory agencies. Supports strategic planning process by defining financial and other resources needed, and likely to be available in the near and long term.
  • Advise the executive leadership team (CEO plus Chief Development Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Chief People Officer, and Chief Program Officer) on matters related to fiscal health of organization. Advise executive leadership team on control measures and build consensus on team and with internal or external stakeholders regarding strategies that contribute to more efficient allocation of resources. Provide reliable cash flow projections and reporting mechanisms.
  • Provide leadership, supervision and oversee the operations of the fiscal team including planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching; addressing complaints and resolving concerns.
  • Lead financial management activities and an integrated accounting and financial management system including auditable financial reporting and internal controls. Oversees accurate allocation of costs among budget accounts. Ensures compliance with applicable accounting standards and principles, financial information, and system functional standards.
  • Develops and/or oversees the implementation of programs and processes that ensure robust monitoring of financial transactions and budget execution to achieve compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as internal and external policy. Adopts adequate measures to address anomalies and eliminate/mitigate risk of future non-compliance.
  • Institute methodologies, organizational practices, and processes to ensure audit readiness and accuracy, consistent with applicable U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and prescribed departmental accounting policies and procedures.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce financial policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness.
  • Be an advisor from the financial and risk perspective on any significant contracts into which the organization may enter.
  • Oversee and advise in the implementation, development, and maintenance of information technology systems for internal and external finance systems.
  • Evaluate the finance and management teams’ structure and plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in financial management.
  • Proven advanced leadership skills in a not-for-profit industry.
  • Experience in strategic planning. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of business and fiscal administration.
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing mixed and complex revenue streams (government and public funding, philanthropic support, etc.).
  • Experience in the oversight and review of financial transactions.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others; ability to supervise and support staff.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies, laws, rules, regulations, and procedures; ability to develop and install program procedures.
  • Strong leadership skills.


  • Salary range is $175,000 to $195,000
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance with low or no employee contribution
  • A retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution
  • Flexible spending medical and commuter benefits plan
  • Generous and flexible work from home policy with up to three days working at home
  • Fun hybrid office environment and passionate team
  • Fun all staff events all year round
  • Meaningful work at an organization striving to advance health equity and social justice


Hybrid Schedule: Three remote days and two in-office days


To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.