Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has an immediate opening for a Full Time Chief Financial Officer, based in Kalaheo, HI.

This position will be a key strategic business partner and report to the Chief Executive Officer, work with the Board of Directors and be a key member of the organization’s management team working with others to ensure a sustainable, effective and mission centered organization by being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall financial strategy. The CFO will have primary day-to-day oversight and responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all financial-related activities including accounting, payroll, finance, human resources and forecasting. Responsibilities will also include organizational IT and risk management.



  • Comprehensive understanding of all aspects of nonprofit finance and accounting.
  • Excellent people skills with the ability to lead in a mission-driven culture.
  • Knowledge and experience with federal, state and local government grant reporting, financial accounting, internal management control systems, information systems applications, and audit planning and have working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), non-profit accounting, and related FASB/OMB requirements.
  • Technological savvy.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Google products, and familiarity with accounting software (Blackbaud Financial Edge). 
  • At least 10 years of broad finance experience.
  • Solid understanding of state and federal employment and experience overseeing Human Resource functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university; CPA/CMA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Past work in the environmental or conservation sectors is a plus.

Deadline to apply:  September 16, 2018

Application packet must include cover letter, resume and 2 letters of recommendation.


For more information about National Tropical Botanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 808-332-7324 or via email at

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