Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides operational, programmatic, and project support to the organization. The CFO provides oversight for the organization on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to the finances of the institution including, but not limited to budget management, cost benefit analysis, and forecasting. The CFO stands as the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. The CFO is responsible for insurance, procurement, and review of all contractual arrangements. The CFO reports directly to the Executive Director and the board of Directors and supervises assistant(s). This is a hands-on position.

• Create vision and oversee implementation of all long-range financial matters, including policies and procedures, systems and infrastructure. Ensure compliance to all financial policies.
• Oversee and coordinate all facets of fiscal management – including financial reporting, audits, tax preparation, cash flow management, forecasting and analysis, general accounting activities, treasury management, banking, and account reconciliations – interfacing with auditors, government agencies, attorneys, vendors, and Board as necessary.
• Work with departments in the development and negotiation of contracts.
• Assess the benefits of all prospective contracts and advise the Team on programmatic design and implementation matters.
• Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved in accordance with predetermined contracting and spending protocols.
• Support the programming, marketing, production and development staff by understanding their lines of business, competitive environment and current capabilities.
• Lead the development of annual budgets and administration of monthly reviews including explanations of variances.
• Engage with programming, marketing, development and production staff to develop accurate forecasts.
• Work with the staff to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. This includes: 1) interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
• Create and oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.
• Monitor banking activities of the organization.
• Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s needs.
• Investigate cost-effective benefit plans and other fringe benefits which the organization may offer employees and potential employees with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified individuals.
• Manage the production of monthly P&L reports as well as financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive management, as well as the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
• Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
• Oversee business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis.
• Communicate directly with vendors regarding payments and services.
• Create and send employment contracts, NDAs, and employee handbooks.

Board Involvement
• Attend board and finance committee meetings
• Provide information and insight to the board and finance  committee on the financial operations of the organization and on areas pertaining to your area of expertise.
• Staff the budget, audit and finance committees
• Guide the committee through the annual budget process.
• Serve as a representative of the organization to professional organizations.
• Develop and maintain a strong working and collaborative relationship with affiliated organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
• MBA desirable
• CPA desirable
• Minimum of five years accounting and finance experience, with some time in non-profit arts sector preferred
• Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills with attention to detail.
Presentation skills must be highly proficient and professional.
• Ability to produce quality results within tight time frames while
• simultaneously managing several ongoing projects
• Not-for-profit accounting
• Computer proficiency in finance, accounting, and the ability to quickly learn proprietary databases and applications.
• General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks, and use of databases.
• Knowledge of legal contracts
• Business judgment and collaborative mentality

To Apply for this position please contact Courtenay Casey at courtenay@nationalsawdust.org