Careers at Healthcare Georgia Foundation
Currently Seeking: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Due to the upcoming retirement of Mike Sweeney, Healthcare Georgia Foundation is pleased to partner with WittKieffer on the search for the organization’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Located in Atlanta, GA, the Foundation seeks a collaborative, mission-oriented, hands-on finance executive. This opportunity is available due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent, who has served in this role for twenty years. This is an exciting opportunity to serve as an executive leader of a statewide foundation seeking to achieve health equity for all Georgians.
Established in 1999 as a private independent statewide Foundation, HGF’s mission is “to enable, improve, and advance the health and well-being of all Georgians.” Guided by a twenty year history of grantmaking, HGF is one of the largest healthcare foundations in Georgia. HGF has assets of approximately $135 million with annual grantmaking at $3.8 million, and an operating budget of approximately $3M. Since its inception, HGF has awarded over 1,100 grants totaling more than $78 million in charitable activities. In 2018, HGF began to expand into health impact investing. This move allowed HGF to tap into a new market where the organization is able to invest in organizations statewide seeking to improve health outcomes resulting in a social and/or environmental impact while also receiving a financial return.
Reporting directly to the President of Healthcare Georgia Foundation, the CFO will be directly responsible for all the financial and accounting operations of the Foundation. This individual must ensure best practices in fiduciary management, accountability, transparency, and internal controls. As the most senior finance leader, this executive will assess the current state of the organization’s finances and identify opportunities for improvements and greater efficiencies. This leader will also oversee the Foundation’s investments, working closely with the President, the Foundation’s AFI committee, and investment/advisor managers. The CFO will serve as the primary point of contact with external vendors and partners including audit firms, investment firms, and information technology vendors. As HGF continues to implement diversity initiatives throughout the organization’s operations, services, and partnerships, this leader will help to identify areas of opportunity to increase HGF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The executive will serve as a strong mentor and people manager seeking out opportunities to promote further staff development and organizational capacity.
The CFO will also lead and enhance HGF’s efforts in strategic health impact investments. They will ensure a hands-on approach to working with partners and identifying potential long term opportunities for success.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading an accounting and/or finance function, as well as strong experience managing budgets and investments. Experience working in a nonprofit, community, philanthropic, or health care organization is preferred. The executive will be community oriented with a passion for the mission of HGF. The successful candidate will be viewed as collaborative and an excellent communicator, both verbal and written. They will have experience managing a small team and driving change.
Interested parties should direct all nominations and resumes to the consultants supporting this search, Andrew Trechsel and Keshia Harris, through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by using the candidate portal linked below:
Gary D. Nelson, PhD
President, Healthcare Georgia Foundation