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Andrew Jackson Foundation

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Jackson Foundation


Job Summary

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all aspects of the financial and human resources operations of the Andrew Jackson Foundation (AJF). Reporting directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer provides accounting, budgetary, auditing, operational, and programmatic support. The CFO provides reports to the AJF Board of Trustees, and staff, department heads, and independent auditors as well as reports on programs and activities. The CFO directly supervises the financial/accounting functions and staff, HR functions, the Museum Store and Ticket Office operations, and other departments as directed by the CEO. The CFO is the primary institutional contact for all contractual matters, proposals for new or extended programs, and new business development. The CFO serves as an active member of the Executive Management Team, helping to develop and implement the institution’s vision and mission.  The CFO also attends AJF Board of Trustees and Executive Committee meetings and works with the Board’s Finance Committee.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Strategy, Vision and Leadership
  • Advise the President & CEO and other key members of senior management on business operations and planning, financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, long-range projections, and policy matters.
  • Serve as the management liaison to the AJF Board of Trustees and its Finance Committee; effectively communicates and presents critical financial matters at select board of trustees and committee meetings and advises on investment strategies.
  • Contributes to the development of the AJF’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
  • Represents the organization externally, as necessary.
  1. Team Development/Leadership
  • Oversees, directs, and organizes the work of the Business Office and HR team, Museum Store, and Ticket Office, and carries out the HR responsibilities for a staff of 100+/-.
  • Promotes a high-performance and continuous improvement culture that values learning and a commitment to quality customer service.
  • Ensures that team members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals, assigns accountabilities, sets objectives, establishes priorities, conducts annual performance appraisals, and administers salary adjustments.
  • Ensures effective technology that supports accounting for ticketing, store inventories, human resources, and sales and accounting functions.
  1. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the Business Office, Museum Store, and Ticket Office
  • Lead the process and develop budgets for the organization, individual programs, and new/proposed/expanded services.
  • Actively manage the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the AJF.
    • Prepares, analyzes, and presents monthly financial reports for the organization, its departments, and activities.
    • Reports on financial results and issues to the CEO and Board of Trustees.
    • Oversees and reviews the preparation of all program financial reporting required for funding sources.
    • Manages the Payroll, Billing, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable functions/staff.
    • Oversees the organization’s banking and investment activities and actively manages cash flow to ensure it meets organizational needs.
  • Oversee and review the preparation of all program financial reporting required by funders.
  • Manage the negotiation and execution of organization contracts with funding sources, vendors, and collaborative service providers.
  • Manage accounting control systems and internal audits ensuring the accurate and timely production of accounting information and financial reports.
  • Monitor changes in legal, regulatory, and administrative environments, and implement changes in procedures as needed to maintain compliance while maximizing operational and financial results.
  • Manages the institution’s liability insurance programs, including ongoing risk analysis.
  • Reviews efficiency/effectiveness of employee benefit programs, seeking approaches to lower costs where possible and consistent with required quality levels.
  • Serves as the organization’s primary liaison with its independent auditor to ensure the annual audit is completed smoothly and in a timely manner.
  • Payroll reporting and processing of payroll taxes.
  • Manages recruitment and staffing, employee relations, and payroll operations.
    • Advise management and staff on human resource matters.


  • Business or Accounting degree mandatory, Master’s or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a senior management role ideally with a non-profit organization with budgets over $5M per year and over 100 employees.
  • Proven track record of success in facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
  • Superior management skills: ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Self-reliant, good problem solver, and results oriented.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, the AJF Board of Trustees, and staff.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong mentoring, and coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
  • Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources law, regulation, and practices.
  • Employee benefits knowledge including the management of health care and retirement plans.
  • Abila MIP Fund Accounting software experience preferred.
  • Tessitura CRM software experience is helpful.

Additional Information


Employer subsidized Health insurance, optional Dental, Vision, and HAS are available.  Employer paid Life insurance paid.  Generous 401K program with up to 4% match.  Paid time off includes 7 holidays and 12 days per year vacation.  Museum Store discount.  Employees also enjoy reciprocal arrangements with other local area attractions with free or reduced admissions, including the Frist Art Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Dollywood and more!

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing the applicant’s interest in the position and resume.  Please include three writing samples relevant to the position requirements, and professional references. Applications are strictly confidential and must be provided electronically. Paper applications will not be accepted. 

The Andrew Jackson Foundation is an Equal Employment Employer.

 Please send application materials to Jobs@thehermitage.com.



  • Date Posted: September 22, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Working Hours: 40 hours/wk, Some weekends