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Andrew Jackson Foundation

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Jackson Foundation

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Job Summary

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all aspects of the financial and human resources operations for the Andrew Jackson Foundation (AJF). Reporting directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer provides accounting, budgetary, operational, and programmatic support to all Andrew Jackson Foundation departments, programs, and activities. The CFO directly oversees and supervises the financial/accounting functions and staff, HR functions, the Museum Store and Ticket Office staff and other departments as directed by the CEO. The CFO is the primary agency 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 agency’s vision and mission. 

Job Responsibilities

Accountabilities

1.  Strategy, Vision and Leadership

  • Advise the President & CEO and other key members of senior management on 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 communicate and present critical financial matters at select board of trustees and committee meetings.
  • Contribute to the development of the AJF’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary.

2.  Team Development/Leadership

  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the Business Office and HR team, Museum Store, and Ticket Office, and carryout the HR responsibilities for a staff of 100+/-.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality customer service.
  • Ensure team members receive timely and appropriate training and development.
  • Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
  • Ensure effective technology capable of appropriately accounting for ticketing, store inventories, human resources, and sales and accounting functions.

3.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively manage the day-to-day accounting and financial operations of the AJF. 
  • Lead the process and develop budgets for the organization, individual programs, and new/proposed/expanded services. 
  • Prepare, analyze, and present monthly financial reports for the organization, its departments, and activities. 
  • Report on financial results and issues to the President & CEO and Board of Trustees. 
  • Oversee and review the preparation of all program financial reporting required by funders. 
  • Manage the HR, billing, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable functions. 
  • Oversee the organization’s banking activities and actively manage cash flow to ensure it meets organizational needs. 
  • 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. 
  • Manage the agency’s liability insurance programs, including ongoing risk analysis.
  • Review efficiency/effectiveness of employee benefit programs, seeking approaches to lower costs where possible and consistent with required quality levels. 
  • Serve 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.

Qualifications

  • Business or Accounting degree mandatory, Masters or CPA preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a senior management role ideally with a non-profit organization with budgets more than $5M per year and over 100 employees.
  • Proven track record of success 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, 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 Fund Accounting software experience.
  • Tessitura CRM software experience helpful.

Relevant Competencies:

  • Applied Learning
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships
  • Building a Successful
  • Building Trust
  • Communication
  • Continuous Learning
  • Decision Making
  • Formal Presentation
  • Initiating Action
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Quality Orientation

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • This is a high-stress position based on full responsibility for the AJF operations. Handles detailed, complex concepts and problems, balances multiple tasks simultaneously, and makes rapid decisions regarding administrative issues.
  • Plans and implements programs. Establishes strong and appropriate relationships with Board, committees, volunteers, staff, and donors. Develops constructive relationships with executive colleagues, outside agencies, organizations, and individuals.
  • Plans and meets deadlines. Maintains a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. Hours may be long and irregular and involve weekends.
  • Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the AJF.
  • Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development.

Additional Information

Benefits

The Andrew Jackson Foundation offers a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@thehermitage.com. No phone calls or hard copies by mail will be accepted.

Details

  • Date Posted: January 3, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 02/28/2022
  • Working Hours: Average 40 hrs per week (M-F)