Director of Finance

About this job

The Director of Finance and Accounting is a hands-on and participative manager who leads and supports the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, and human resources. The position plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the Appell Center for the Performing Arts (ACPA) continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.

Your responsibilities

Financial Management

• Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
• Process payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, credit card management and reconciliations, bank reconciliations, development and box office reporting.
• Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
• Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction President & CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
• Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
• Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
• Update and implement all necessary business policies, financial controls and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
• Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the board of directors.

Human Resources

• Manage all necessary paperwork and processes for on-boarding and off-boarding employees and contractors. Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
• Further develop ACPA’s human resources and benefits administration, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting.
• Stay current with changes in human resources law and policy, and prepare the organization appropriately.
• Establish and manage a comprehensive training program to educate employees regarding staff tools, policies and procedures.

Job requirements

Critical Success Factors

• Outstanding analytical skills
• Accounting and Financial expertise
• Ability to communicate and interrelate with a wide variety of personalities
• Strong planning and organizational skills
• Proactive problem solving ability


• The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or the ability required. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the job functions.
• Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
• At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
• The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably overseen a human resources function previously
• Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with -- programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
• A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making
• Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
• A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the ACPA mission

Hiring Salary

$75,000-$90,000 per year

To Apply

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