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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

VPR & Vermont PBS merged in July 2021 to become Vermont’s unified public media organization, serving the community with trusted journalism, quality entertainment, and rich educational programming that is accessible and inclusive to all. 

Position Overview

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key member of the senior leadership team, providing executive level management of annual and long-term financial plans for VPR//Vermont PBS. The CFO will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) providing advice and counsel. The CFO also will work closely with the leadership team on business operations, strategic planning, and financial management.

The CFO is passionate about the mission, aligned with organizational values, and an individual who provides strategic and tactical leadership for VPR/Vermont PBS’s long term financial sustainability, with direct responsibilities to VPR/Vermont PBS’s board of trustees.

Responsibilities include:

  • Regularly engaging with the accounting and leadership team
  • Collaborating with the CEO on accounting matters, financial updates and strategic planning
  • Leading department heads on managing actual performance against budget, as necessary
  • Regular communication with members of the VPR/Vermont PBS Board
  • Overseeing all investment and cash flow opportunities for VPR/Vermont PBS
  • Supervising cash management, assessing cash flows and liquidity requirements
  • Coaching direct reports and collaborating with other department heads

Qualifications and Experience

  • Accounting or finance degree required. MBA or CPA desirable.
  • Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience managing multiple corporate functions inside a complex, socially-responsible for-profit or not for profit environment.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Broad expertise in financial management, including non-profit accounting operations, GAAP, budgeting and performance monitoring, capital deployment and expenditures, investment/endowment management, treasury and cash management, financing structures, insurance, and compliance.
  • Solid understanding of non-profit accounting, private and government grant accounting, accounting and finance systems and platforms, and related subjects.
  • Strong technical abilities and skills; a leader at digital transformation; and an understanding of dashboards and data visualization techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong customer service orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to represent VPR/Vermont PBS with a genuine understanding of and passion for public media and its mission.


Gallagher, Flynn, & Company, LLP has been retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter to Michelle Rawls, Director, Talent Acquisition at or call 802-353-1143. While we appreciate all interest in this opportunity, only candidates most closely aligned with our search will be contacted.

Disclaimer: What is listed above is representative of the responsibilities of the position but are not meant to be an exhaustive list. Responsibilities may change during employment at the company’s discretion. Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP and our client do not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.