ALA students can earn a maximum of five credits through webinars, though students are welcome to view as many as they choose.

This webinar originally aired on January 25th, 2018

In this era of increased scrutiny of financial performance and reporting, greater accountability to the public trust, and rapid growth in the size and complexity of individual organizations, many nonprofits are focusing on the financial officer function. What exactly are the roles and responsibilities of the nonprofit chief financial officer? What unique challenges do nonprofit financial officer face and what are their keys to success? How do the challenges and success factors vary depending on the size and type of organization?

In the nonprofit sector, more and more organizations are focusing on the chief financial officer function. A nonprofit financial officer brings in not only financial management expertise, but also strategic solutions to unique challenges that organizations face. Strategic and effective financial governance affects almost every aspect of an organization from program development, fundraising to the happiness of its employees. 
In this webinar, you will learn from Jim Cardillo, Atlas Network’s Vice President of Finance & Administration, about important skills for governing the finances of your nonprofit organization. As the second of our two-part financial management webinar series, this webinar will give you a clearer picture of responsibilities of a nonprofit chief financial officer, your organization’s long-term prospects, your ability to invest additional funds into programs, and a sense of where you could use more support.
If you weren’t able to attend the first webinar on Non-profit Financial Planning Essentials with Jim Cardillo, you can view it here. 
Topics covered will include:
  • Main responsibilities of a nonprofit chief financial officer
  • General nonprofits compliance protocols and policies
  • Effective collaboration among financial, fundraising, and program teams
  • Strategies for communicating your key financial information to stakeholders including donors, board members, employees, and the general audience
Jim Cardillo is Atlas Network’s Vice President of Finance & Administration. He joined the Atlas Network team in 2017 and brings over 20 years of progressive financial experience, specializing in public, corporate, and nonprofit accounting.
His career started with an international accounting firm and moved into finance positions in global corporations. For the past ten years, he has served a variety of nonprofits, from charitable and educational organizations to advocacy organizations and public policy think tanks.
Cardillo’s accomplishments include developing new budgeting processes, linking outside systems to financial systems, improving financial and accounting processes through technology implementations, managing treasury and credit functions, implementing business intelligence dashboards, leading business combinations and joint ventures, organizational restructuring and division formations, developing board and senior management presentations, and mentoring staff to progress in their careers. Steadfastly collaborative and proactive, he enjoys working as part of a cohesive team and thrives when part of a diverse, highly functional, well-rounded group.
Cardillo has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the George Washington University and holds an active CPA license.

An avid baseball fan and quintessential Italian, he enjoys cooking in his spare time, and can often be found concocting something new and delicious in the kitchen. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Jim considers the D.C. area his adopted home.

This is the second in a two-part webinar series on financial management; part one covers the essential strategies of financial management.
For those of you completely new to finance, we encourage you to check out our webinar on Drafting and Managing a Budget for Start Up Think Tanks with Atlas Network’s CEO Brad Lips, which will help you establish your think tank’s initial budget.