Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Administrative Office, Downtown Manhattan

ABOUT US:  NCS serves New Yorkers who are struggling with homelessness, often compounded by mental illness or substance use. Established in 1982 by faith and community leaders on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, NCS was founded on the premise that homelessness is the responsibility of the entire community. Today, NCS offers an array of housing and comprehensive services, including counseling, substance abuse treatment, vocational and educational programs, and employment support. NCS also provides education to the community to enhance public awareness and understanding and participates in coalitions working with government agencies and policymakers to address homelessness. With its partners in the community, NCS’s dedicated board, staff and volunteers powerfully demonstrate what neighbors can do to reduce, prevent and ultimately end homelessness.

Our goal at NCS is to help people develop the skills they need to live with dignity and independence in safe and stable housing.

 REPORTS TO: Executive Director

 BASIC FUNCTION:  Responsible for fiscal, business and administrative operations of the agency, including human resources, operations, IT functions, property, facilities and equipment.  The CFO/COO is a key member of the NCS leadership team and works closely with the Executive Director (ED), Chief Program Officer, Chief Development Officer and other senior management to develop and implement strategies for the successful operations and growth of the overall organization and its programs.


  • Manage all financial and business aspects of NCS (and affiliates) including relationships with government agencies, foundations, banks, insurers, investment managers, retirement plan administrators, and vendors.

  • Prepare and monitor annual budget, financial statements and other reports on an agency wide and program specific basis.

  • Review agency finances with the Executive Director, the Finance and Audit Committees and the Board of Directors.

  • Advise management and the board on agency financial, administrative, and facility matters related to current programs and proposed opportunities.

  • Monitor fiscal results of various agency programs and participate in budget, accounting and operational deliberations.

  • Manage relationships with funding agencies and lenders and prepare financial reports for city, state and federal contracts, and private funding sources; monitor compliance with all loans and grants; prepare budget modifications as needed.

  • Oversee and manage fiscal operations including general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, insurance, bank reconciliations, and supervision of the Finance staff.

  • Maintain general ledger, general journal, including entries and reconciliations.

  • Manage all facets of NCS audits, including the relationship with our independent and government auditors, and preparation of work papers and audit submissions.

  • Design, implement and ensure adherence to sound fiscal policy and internal controls; develop and implement upgrades to financial systems.

  • Supervise HR administration, including compliance with government regulations, and NCS policies, hiring and termination procedures, employee benefits administration, maintenance of personnel files.

  • Oversee operational aspects of agency programs and facilities, including security, food, building maintenance and equipment, property development/acquisition, leasing, and compliance with all safety and regulatory codes.

  • Oversee Facilities Manager and/or property management company.

  • Supervise IT Director, ensuring that the agency’s IT functions are operative and viable.


  • Trustworthy with strong integrity.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Adept at strategic thinking.

  • Highly developed leadership and ownership skills.

  • Collaborative team player with excellent communication skills and ability to relate to different points of view.

  • Excellent relationship management.

  • Positive and resilient attitude..

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree

  • Experience supervising a diverse team of direct reports in a not-for-profit or government environment including accounting, HR, IT and facilities management.

  • Significant public accounting in a not-for-profit or government environment.

  • Proficiency in Fund EZ accounting software.

  • Extensive experience with government social service contracting, particularly NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, HUD, Medicaid reimbursement, and housing finance.


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 NCS is an equal opportunity employer.All applicants will be considered regardless of race, creed, color, religion, citizenship or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other protected status.