VP of Finance & Operations - Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation

Cary, NC
Full Time

Ask Yourself

Can you envision healthy communities across North Carolina, where everyone can flourish? 

Are you eager to apply your fiscal management and operations skills and experience to strengthen an organization that develops and supports innovative partnerships that build a healthier North Carolina through collaboration and respect? Are you ready to be a part of a dynamic and growing organization? 



FHLI is seeking a VP of Finance & Operations to partner with the Leadership Team and Board of Directors in strategic decision-making and operations for the Foundation.  This is an exciting time to join our collaborative and inclusive organization, to drive change across North Carolina.


What will you do as FHLI's next VP of Finance & Operations?

  • Oversee all financial operations, policies, and procedures, ensuring FHLI financial stewardship and transparency while ensuring sufficient internal controls and compliance. 
  • Support the finance committee of the Board of Directors and lead the annual audit, with a focus on ensuring the organization maintains a healthy opinion.  Serve as primary contact for the external auditors and the finance committee of the Board of Directors 
  • Manage the financial investment portfolio, providing monthly and as-needed reporting on critical metrics to ensure that the President/CEO always has the most current information to make sound business decisions.  
  • Manage multiple grant related subcontracts relative to a complex organizational budget
  • Drive the annual budget process in partnership with Leadership and Program staff  
  • Manage and direct the daily operations of the Finance department and Finance team members (2) 
  • Advise the President/CEO and Leadership Team on finance, budgeting, grants, financial health, and overall administrative functions.  
  • Make recommendations to the Leadership Team for areas of fiscal growth, innovation, expense management, and risk mitigation bringing a financial lens to strategic conversations.     
  • Oversee and liaison with key operations vendors for IT, Facilities, etc…  



FHLI works within each unique community to develop innovative, sustainable strategies that build upon and leverage existing systems and resources. 

FHLI Builds Leadership. Our teams identify and recognize diverse leadership, and through modeling and training, they build on the strengths of leaders and equip them to guide positive change in their communities. 

FHLI Affects Policy. Our teams educate and connect community leaders and policy makers to develop impactful solutions to barriers in health and wellness. 

FHLI Shapes Practice. Our team-based approach uses evidence-based strategies to improve current health practices. 

FHLI Drives Innovation. Through strategic customization of existing practices, and the organic creation of new ideas, our teams address challenges in the rapidly evolving health care environment. 

With a long history in the state — and a deep understanding of its health and wellness needs — FHLI scales solutions that benefit the entire state. Our team of thought leaders brings the following values to every project: 

  • Everyone has a right to health care. 
  • Health encompasses the whole person. 
  • Healthy individuals come from healthy communities. 
  • Care should be delivered in a manner that is collaborative, efficient, compassionate, respectful, and effective. 
  • Health care systems belong to and are shaped by the communities they serve. 

Want to know more? Check out their Annual Report



Key lived experiences, attributes, and skillsets Sought in the FHLI VP of Finance & Operations

  • Belief in FHLI’s mission and keen interest and excitement in helping the organization grow  
  • Prior leadership team experience in a non-profit finance and operations role 
  • Effectiveness serving as a strategic voice on the leadership team, taking initiative and bringing forward ideas and recommendations 
  • Strong communicator with the ability to translate complex financial information to key team members and stakeholders 
  • Strong understanding of, and extensive professional experience, with: 
  • Non-Profit Accounting/GAAP principles 
  • Federal and State funding 
  • Government contracting 
  • Financial statement preparation, reporting, and analysis  
  • Budgeting and forecasting 
  • Cash flow management and banking 
  • Experience managing vendors and negotiating contracts, especially in the areas of audit and tax, insurance, human resources, and benefits administration 
  • Propensity to “think big” while still maintaining attention to detail and appropriate risk mitigation mindset 
  • Commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • High degree of self-motivation and flexibility, with the humility and attitude to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment 
  • An understanding of social entrepreneurship and the ways public and private organizations can work together 
  • Master’s level degree in Accounting, Finance or Business or CPA license.  
  • Minimum of ten (10) years non-profit accounting experience within a complex funding structure – multiple business/revenue streams, reporting expectations, oversight/compliance expectations. 
  • Skilled in QuickBooks, Investment Accounting, Fund and cost allocations  


Think you are the next FHLI VP of Finance & Operations?

Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact nicole@armstrongmcguire.com. No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites.

Review of candidates will begin in March 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with the requirements of the position and is in the $115K - $130k  range. Benefits include 100% Employer paid medical and dental and a 9% Employer retirement plan contribution, and a healthy paid time off policy.

FHLI actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. FHLI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.


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