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Confessions of a Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer

Confessions of a Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer

Confessions of Nonprofit CFOYou took this role because you wanted to help people. The work is rewarding, the people are great, and you wake up every morning knowing that you’re making a difference in the world. You work with passion and grace to accomplish this challenging position, but even the most dedicated, driven, adept nonprofit CFOs have a limit.

Sometimes it just seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day—especially when you are tasked with other responsibilities beyond the scope of finance. Maybe you have helped with, or are responsible for human resources, technology, office management, or legal.

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If this is the case, you are not alone. Over 80% of nonprofit CFOs, according to an American Nonprofits study, are responsible for something other than finance within the organization.

But the hard part is, you barely have time for finance. After the work you do for other departments, the role as described by your title sometimes takes the back burner, leaving a great deal of uncertainty for things like budget preparation, government reporting, year-end projections, and 990 preparation.

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Don’t you wish that you could save time on the tedious tasks, focusing more on the strategic operations of your organization? You can, and it will undoubtedly help your nonprofit to give back to the community more efficiently.

Brittenford Systems has helped nonprofits across the nation to operate with ease, giving more to the community and letting the nonprofit CFO rest more easily knowing that he or she can focus on the strategic goals of the organization.

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If you’re looking to make better decisions with the right accounting software, nonprofit management software, or integrated solution between the two, we can help.

We offer custom nonprofit solutions based on industry leading software—Microsoft Dynamics GPMicrosoft Dynamics SL and Intacct—along with the constituent management system Orange Leap to make your life as a nonprofit CFO easier each day, month, and year.

Brittenford Nonprofit Solutions helps nonprofits to choose, implement, and run their financial management and constituent relationship management software to operate more effectively through automation, business insight, and improved compliance. Contact us today, and read the following resources to learn more:

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