Career Opportunities

Position Open in our Elizabethtown, PA office:

Chief Financial Officer 

Faithful to the values of peace and social justice that inspired its founding in 1962, BCA Study Abroad facilitates opportunities for growth in intercultural understanding and global awareness through educational programs that foster scholarship, community engagement and guided reflective learning.

BCA Study Abroad is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3), offering summer, customized, semester and yearlong study abroad programs. As an organization committed to peace and social justice, we believe that our core values of mutual respect, empathy and inclusivity form the foundation of the supportive, immersive learning experiences we strive to provide. We hope to inspire and empower our students to constructively and creatively engage the complex issues facing our world today by working alongside others to build a more peaceful, just world. In doing so, students expand their skills and grow in their knowledge of themselves, others, and the world around them.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support growth over the next two-five years. The CFO will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT), human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure.

As a member of the executive management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for BCA’s expansion to new international sites and new markets. In addition, the CFO will lead the development of international contracts and work closely with our international partners and staff. In keeping with BCA’s values, the director will also interact with a variety of stakeholders, including international partners, US college students and their parents and US campus administrators.

Specific responsibilities include:

Financial Management

  • Review and approve preparation and finalization of monthly and annual financial reporting materials and metrics for BCA’s board of directors.
  • Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing programs, and proposed new sites and programs.
  • Manage one full-time accounting administrator; hire and retain support staff as needed in the future.
  • Coordinate all audit activities.
  • Manage the purchase of international currencies and the payment of overseas expenses.
  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial functions.
  • Implement appropriate internal controls and business policies to ensure the stewardship of the organization’s assets and maximize operating efficiency.
  • Manage budgeting and financial planning for the organization and provide relevant financial analysis and data for management and the Board of Directors.
  • Review BCA international site budgets and expenses on a monthly basis. Manage site budgets in collaboration with international staff, both in creating and reconciling monthly budgets.

Administrative Leadership and Management

  • Serve as a business partner to the executive director on the organization’s financial, budgeting, and administrative processes—including HR, payroll, and benefits functions—with an eye to continuously developing and improving systems.
  • Fully participate in BCA’s executive management team providing weekly reports on status of projects and activities.
  • Lead BCA’s technical staff to design an IT plan for the future, and implement it successfully to meet IT needs (hardware and software) as the organization grows.
  • In coordination with legal and programs staff, create, review and approve international MOUs, agreements and other contracts.
  • Develop successful and trusting relationships with the colleges and universities who work with BCA and create and sustain an environment at BCA that supports these relationships.
  • Participate in study abroad business officer forums and conferences.
  • Serve as a member of BCA’s Emergency Response Team.


The chief financial officer will have at least five to eight years of professional experience, including managing the finance and administration of a high-growth organization (preference given to nonprofit experience). S/he will have experience creating and driving the analytic framework for planning and managing organizational change in a highly entrepreneurial organization. In addition, the chief financial officer will have experience in HR and in building and implementing a variety of contracts.

The chief financial officer will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in International Business, Business, Management, or Finance.
  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team (in the central office and around the world).
  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting, ideally in an international and/or nonprofit sector.
  • Experience should include legal, audit, compliance, budget, and resource development.
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Proven effectiveness leading professionals in finance and accounting.
  • Technologically savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems that increased efficiency in a fast-moving environment.
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the BCA Study Abroad mission.


Please send a cover letter, resume and three references by November 18, 2016, to or mail to:

BCA Study Abroad
Human Resources
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022


BCA Study Abroad is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.


BCA Study Abroad
Human Resources
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022


BCA Study Abroad is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.