SERV Executive named finalist for CFO of the year award

James J. Rose, SERV’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has been selected as a finalist for the 2010 CFO of the Year award by NJBIZ, a weekly business journal covering the entire state.

The CFO of the Year awards program celebrates New Jersey’s financial executives at all levels who contribute to the success of New Jersey’s economic growth and stability.   Finalists will be recognized and the winners in each of the six CFO categories will be announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on Oct. 26 at the Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.

According to Sarah Spangler, events coordinator for NJBIZ, Jim is one of eight finalists in the category of large nonprofits with more than 25 employees. The other finalists are CFOs from Catholic Charities-Diocese of Trenton, Liberty Science Center, CentraState Healthcare System, South Jersey Healthcare, Children’s Specialized Hospital, United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ, and Princeton HealthCare System.

Jim is responsible for managing the finances and accounting for SERV Behavioral Health System and all affiliated entities as well as all insurance, banking and administrative contract negotiations.

A Seton Hall University graduate in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Jim became a Certified Public Accountant within three years. He is a member of the N.J. Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. For more than 13 years he was managing partner of his Princeton firm, Rose and Associates, LLC, which is now operated by his daughter, Sharon Rose, CPA, in Hamilton.

Jim is a trustee of the Princeton Elks, for which he was past treasurer, and a treasurer and trustee of Colonnade Pointe Condominium Association. He is past Chairman of the Board of both SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. and the Chamber of Commerce of Princeton Area. He is a past board member of the Center for Innovative Family Achievements (now SERV Achievement Centers), The SERV Foundation, and The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey. Jim also is past treasurer of U.S. Jaycees International and past president and treasurer and current board member of the Trenton Club.