Chief Financial Officer - Columbia Industries

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Chief Financial Officer - Columbia Industries

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Chief Financial Officer
Columbia Industries
Kennewick, Washington
Salary: $125,000 - $140,000

Columbia Industries is headquartered in Kennewick, which is located along the shores of the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake Rivers in southeastern Washington. Kennewick is a growing community of over 80,000 residents, which, along with the neighboring cities of Richland and Pasco, comprise the Tri-Cities metropolitan area with a population of over 308,000. The area is in the heart of wine country and averages 300 days of sunshine a year, allowing residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, including water sports, golf, and wine touring.

Founded in 1963, Columbia Industries (CI) is a 501(c)(3) that serves individuals with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment and social inclusion. The nonprofit organization is a social enterprise and a small conglomerate that owns four for-profit businesses that fund CI’s five nonprofit mission services. The for-profit enterprises include CI Information Management (secure document and media destruction), four area Round Table Pizza restaurants, Paradise Bottled Water, and CI Express (FedEx Ground contractor). CI specializes in job and life skills training; job placement; wrap around services that include housing, food, transportation, benefits assistance, and connectivity to community resources. Columbia Industries currently has a 12-member Governing Board and operates on a 2022 budget of $15,477,318. Departments include Administration, CI Community Center, CI Employment Services, Special Events & Fundraising, Empowerment Place, Housing, Richland Federal Building Custodial & Grounds Maintenance (Source America contract), and Opportunity Kitchen. Each of CI’s subsidiaries has an independent three-person Board of Directors, which include CI’s President & CEO serving as a voting member of each Board.

Under general direction of Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be an accomplished, strategic, passionate, and collaborative financial leader with excellent finance, accounting, treasury, and strategic planning skills and a business-focused, operational mindset. The CFO will be an effective, process-oriented manager and mentor who can provide maximum impact and support for CI’s mission programs and business lines. The CFO will lead, supervise, coach and collaborate with the accounting department team members.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in accounting or a related field is required. The ideal candidate will have had at least five (5) years in a senior leadership or management position, five (5) years of supervisory experience, have an advanced degree, and be a CPA. Tax and treasury management skills, an understanding of business operations and a track record of managing and building budgets, programs or businesses is highly desirable. Candidates should have an understanding of tax, accounting, and funding requirements for nonprofit businesses, and knowledge of state or federal government funded programs.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Columbia Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 11, 2022 (open until filled).

Columbia Industries

371 NE Gilman Blvd., Suite 310

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