We, the staff of Special Olympics Missouri, believe in the following guiding values, which are engrained in the way we think and act:
Accountability * Excellence * Integrity * Optimism * Unity
These beliefs guide our choices and define for us integrity and the right course of action that bond us together as TEAM SOMO.

Special Olympics Missouri is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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Chief Financial Officer 



Special Olympics Missouri is a highly collaborative organization. We seek to provide a learning environment that will prepare college student interns for the real world job market upon graduation. Our internships offer tangible, resume building skill development in a variety of fields. Internship opportunities are available to current college students each semester and in the summer. Click here for current internship opportunities and application information.

Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is a growing and vibrant organization with a statewide footprint. We are a sports organization and so much more, transforming lives through the power and joy of sport, every day, everywhere. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization with nearly 4 million individuals with intellectual disabilities in more than 170 countries – 16,000 athletes, here in Missouri.  We are a global social movement with initiatives to activate youth, build communities, and improve the overall health of our athletes. We’re changing the game for people young and old and asking you to be a part of it.  
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer provides statewide leadership and coordination of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) and SOMO Endowment Fund (SEF) financial planning, budget management functions, and ensures accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.  Is responsible for financial plans, policies, and accounting practices; the maintenance of its fiscal records; the preparation of financial reports; and maintaining relationships in the financial community. The following examples are intended only as illustrations of the duties of this position.  The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude these tasks from the position if the work is similar, related to or a logical assignment of the position.
  • Prepare, analyze and present monthly financial statements in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial results; monitor progress and changes and keep Leadership Team and Finance Committee appraised of SOMO’s and SEF’s financial status.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations between Donor Database and Financial Database.
  • Review, approve and post invoices for payables from Accounts Payable module and reconcile to the General Ledger module on a monthly basis.
  • Review, approve and post revenue batches and journal entries from the General Ledger module.
  • Perform monthly bank and investment account reconciliations.
  • Oversee all inventory and fixed asset systems statewide and maintain the Fixed Asset module.
  • Manage organizational cash flow forecasting by working in partnership with Leadership Team. 
  • Oversee all financial, project/program, and grants accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and program budgets throughout the grant/fund period; collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate and foundation grants.
  • Manage and track the performance of invested assets according to policies and investment guidelines. 
  • Manage annual budgeting and planning process.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Finance Committee and Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee annual financial Audit of SOMO & SEF and the filing of 990 and 5500.
  • Provide leadership in maintaining statewide internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, program budgets and actual expenditures throughout organization.
  • Ensure full compliance with all not-for-profit IRS regulations, including all Federal and State Laws.
  • Manage administration of payroll, supplemental insurance, cafeteria plan and 403(b) retirement plan.

Ideal Candidate Will Possess: 
  • Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and boards.  Will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit that has multiple programs. 
  • Working knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge Software a plus.
  • Understanding of internal controls, Sarbanes Oxley and risk assessment practices.
  • Presentation and public speaking skills with the ability to network
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail  
  • Motivation, initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Employee Medical, Dental, Life, Travel and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Retirement Plan (403B) (3% Employer Contribution and up to 5% Matching)
  • Twelve Paid Holidays per year
  • Ten Hours/Month Paid Vacation
Reports to: Vice President - Operations
Location: Jefferson City, MO
Interested Candidates: Complete Application for Employment and send along with resume, references, and salary requirements to  



Is Special Olympics Missouri Right for You? We encourage you to apply if:

  • You have experience successfully working alongside a team of diverse and determined individuals
  • You understand the importance of relationships as the secret sauce
  • You're a self-starter and committed to the greater good
  • You drive for results, are bottom-line oriented, and steadfastly push yourself and others for results
  • You are a process-driven leader who gets things done and gets more out of fewer resources
  • You enjoy navigating challenges and being solution oriented.
  • You're an out-of-the-box thinker who thrives on innovation to ensure mission success
  • You're generous with your time and enjoy flexibility
  • You're an exceptional team player with a great work ethic
  • You enjoy giving unwavering attention to detail and possess high levels of organization