Chief Financial Officer

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Classification: Full Time/Exempt
Location: New York City

About the David Lynch Foundation
The David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 2005 that addresses the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress among underserved populations through the implementation of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has helped more than 1,000,000 children and adults worldwide, with a focus on underserved middle and high school students, veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, and women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. DLF also works with those in recovery, the homeless, prison populations, people living with HIV/AIDS, and others.

The Opportunity
DLF has undergone remarkable growth during the past several years, growing to nearly 100 staff in five cities (New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Fairfield, IA) and a budget of over $15 million annually. It has earned broad public interest and support for its evidence-based work and proven impact from entertainment, media, and financial industry icons. CEO Bob Roth's 2017 New York Times bestseller, Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation, has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Business Week, Dr. Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, and many others.

DLF is now poised for another phase of expansion and impact, putting it in a position to relieve suffering for tens of thousands more people experiencing the debilitating effects of traumatic stress. To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy leading efforts to constantly and consistently improve the financial systems, policies, processes, and performance. Additionally, as a member of the Leadership Team, you will define and delegate projects, serving as a leader to your team and working with and across other functions of the organization.


  • Play a key role in DLF’s operations team, ensuring cost effectiveness and efficiency, while addressing issues related to organizational growth and development
  • Lead financial effectiveness matters; lead and implement the development assessment of risks and the implications of decisions, and long-term plans
  • Oversee financial policies, processes, tools, dashboards, reporting, and systems (e.g. Intacct and Adaptive Insights) necessary to manage the organization’s financial operations and reporting in an effective and efficient manner
  • Lead Finance Committee meetings with Finance Committee Chair


  • Direct all financial operations of the organization including tax, accounting, bank relationships, corporate credit cards, treasury, cash management, payroll, and forecasting
  • Collaborate with General Counsel to assess risk management and ensure organizational compliance
  • Instill a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring of budget variances, and linking results back to organizational priorities
  • Partner with development and program staff to ensure responsible tracking of funds raised and spent
  • Partner with all budget owners to provide clear and timely support and guidance
  • Prepare accurate financial reports (e.g. cash flow reports) for the Leadership Team, the Board, and the Finance Committee
  • Manage audit and 990 preparations and filings


  • 10+ years of hands-on nonprofit experience in finance and accounting management
  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; MBA/CPA preferred
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies
  • Demonstrated commitment and in-depth knowledge of nonprofit accounting rules
  • Ability to analyze financial data, both at an organizational and program/project levels
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills
  • A track record of improving financial processes
  • Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong management skills

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in subject area) to

The David Lynch Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more about the Foundation, visit:

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