California Environmental Associates (CEA) is a privately held, small business, environmental consultancy based in San Francisco, CA. Since 1984, CEA has helped transform business practices, public policies, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic strategies to improve environmental outcomes. Our work is guided by a deep knowledge of the scientific, regulatory, political, social, and economic underpinnings of our most pressing environmental problems. CEA provides consulting services in three main practice areas: Philanthropic Services, Recruiting and Organizational Design Services, and Regulatory and Compliance Strategy. For more information about CEA and these practice areas, please visit: www.ceaconsulting.com.
CEA employs approximately 25 consultants out of its San Francisco office with select employees working out of Denver, CO and Washington, DC. The firm is run by four principals.
Chief Financial Officer
CEA is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the team that conducts the firm’s financial, operational, and human resource activities in a dynamic and collaborative environment. The CFO will be a thought partner to the four principals of the firm, as well as a self-starter who takes the initiative on all financial and operational matters. This position is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking for exposure to high-impact environmental work.
The CFO is responsible for leadership and execution on all financial activities including: financial management, accounting functions, foundation grant management, financial reporting and planning, budgeting and cost management, banking, insurance, taxes, risk management, and providing data for the annual external audit. S/he will administer relationships with a variety of external contractors, including those providing IT expertise and legal counsel. On occasion, the CFO may be requested to provide analysis or expertise in support of consulting projects. S/he should be familiar with current trends and issues in finance and operations and be able to thoughtfully and strategically revamp, reinvigorate, and revise current systems to operate from a proactive position. The CFO will advise and guide the principals to expand upon the current culture of creative, high achievement and open lines of communication. S/he will be a resource for questions related to employee relations iss ues; counseling with management and staff and collaborating with legal counsel on issues as appropriate. The CFO will be instrumental in making recommendations to maintain/improve firm profitability, optimize the firm’s capacity, and continuously improve our administrative processes and procedures.
The CFO will supervise a three-person team composed of a Staff Accountant, Operations Manager, and Administrative Assistant and will report to CEA’s principals.