Job Details

CABVI - Chief Financial Officer

Location:   Cincinnati, OH

Salary:   120,000 - 150,000



  • Are you a strategic, growth-oriented finance and accounting leader?
  • Are you ready to leverage your talent to advance the mission of CABVI: Empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence?
  • Are you a problem solver who works with a sense of urgency and builds healthy relationships with peers and direct reports?
  • Do you embrace diversity and help create an inclusive workplace?



Established in 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information, and employment services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or print impaired in the Greater Cincinnati area. Initially, CABVI employed men who made brooms and mops. In the 1960s, CABVI initiated several rehabilitation services, including low vision, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility, and social services. In the 1980s, computer access and early childhood intervention services were established. In August 2017, CAVBI opened the Hornbeck Social Enterprise Center which increased CABVI’s operation significantly.


Today, CABVI is a comprehensive multi-service vision rehabilitation organization with a $28M budget. CABVI is located in Cincinnati with additional locations IN Dayton, and Quantico, VA. With a team of 170+ sighted and visually impaired, union, and non-union employees, CABVI serves and assists over 5000 persons who are blind or visually impaired.



Reporting to the President/CEO, the CFO will oversee the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of the organization’s Accounting, Finance, and IT departments. The CFO will support and promote CABVI’s goals and objectives, lead a strong team, manage the investment portfolio, and lead the selection and implementation of a new ERP system.



  • Work in partnership with the President/CEO to establish the strategic direction of the agency, achieving goals and objectives utilizing established measures, metrics, and associated data.
  • Define and implement key performance indicators and strategic objectives for the department and, as appropriate, the entire organization; facilitate measurement of those objectives, reporting results to the executive team.
  • In collaboration with leadership team, and departmental employees, develop, implement, operate, maintain, and control the essential operating systems, information, and financial business of the company.
  • Establish and oversee all financial reporting activities, providing the President/CEO, leadership team and Board with accurate and up-to-date information on the financial activities of the organization.
  • Direct the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, tax returns, and governmental agency reports.
  • Work with President/CEO to prepare annual agency operating budget.
  • Oversee ongoing analysis of agency debt and cash flow projections as needed.
  • Direct cash management strategies and maintains banking and investment manager relationships
  • Work with Director of Accounting and leadership team to ensure staff compliance with accounting system procedures and process.
  • Establish long-term IT needs and plans; develop strategies for developing systems and acquiring software and hardware necessary to meet those needs.
  • Ensure accessibility of agency systems for users who are blind and visually impaired.
  • Ensure the completion of all financial audits and the fulfillment of external reporting requirements to maintain compliance.
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts, periodic analysis, and interpretation of the financial impact of operational trends requiring management's attention.
  • Maintain manufacturing costs and inventory records and prepare periodic cost analysis and reports for accountability of cost of sales and inventory.
  • Lead discussions related to risk management, including annual renewal and assessment of the agency’s property and liability insurance.
  • Demonstrate proven ability to develop models and conduct analyses to identify critical trends, support strategic decision making and create forward visibility.
  • Develop understanding of and maintain knowledge of AbilityOne compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Partnering with the leadership team and Director of IT, oversee the selection and implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Work with Director of IT to oversee the computing and compliance needs across the agency and to ensure all hardware, software, and related applications work correctly and efficiently and that the network infrastructure meets various compliance requirements.
  • Serve as a staff liaison to Agency Funding, Audit/Finance and Strategic Plan Planning Committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Recruit, hire, train, evaluate, and coach staff. Monitor staff performance and provide consistent feedback.
  • Support and develop a culture that values diversity and inclusion throughout the organization.



The successful candidate will be an innovative, strategic thinker with proven leadership, communications, and relationship-building skills. They will be deeply committed to the mission of CABVI and provide support and guidance for the goal of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to seek independence.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or other-related field required; Master’s degree and active CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of financial stewardship, accounting, and supervisory experience, preferably in a non-profit or manufacturing setting.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the mission of Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
  • A track record of contributing to the strategic direction of an organization, including the development of a long-term financial plan.
  • Experience working in a complex organization, with multiple funding streams, legal entities, and compliance requirements.
  • Experience leading an ERP implementation
  • Knowledge of County, State and Federal reimbursement systems is desired; knowledge of AbilityOne contracting a plus
  • Experience managing Information Technology required.
  • Experience supporting and collaborating with a non-profit Board a plus.
  • Advanced ability to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders, including presentation and facilitation skills, and to translate financial information into understandable terms.
  • A positive attitude and sense of humor a must.

We are committed to attracting and recruiting a diverse pool of candidates, including those who are blind or visually impaired.


OTHER: Relocation assistance will be provided. 


Barry Elkus, Partner