The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association seeks an outstanding finance executive with a blend of strategic thinking and excellent financial operational skills to serve as the Vice President of Finance/CFO. As a member of the Orchestra's senior management team and reporting to the newly appointed President and CEO, Dr. Keith Cerny, the Vice President of Finance will manage the multi-year and annual planning, day-to-day finances, and accounting of an approximately $13 million organization. The position manages a full-time staff of two: a Finance Manager and a Receptionist / Finance Assistant.
Partner with the President & CEO and other members of the senior staff to develop multi-year forecast, including costing out potential new projects and initiatives
Track P&L and contribution to fixed costs for each concert and series
Develop and maintain 18-month rolling cash flow forecast
Manage Endowment funds and quarterly draws as directed by the Endowment Committee
Manage external audit process smoothly and efficiently, and complete all necessary nonprofit tax filings
Meet regularly with the Board and key committees (e.g. Executive, Finance, Audit), providing updates and completing ad hoc analyses as required
Streamline budget tracking and forecasting process, and prepare regular updates for President & CEO and Board. Ensure departments on budget. Support departments in expense coding
Manage key banking, insurance and other external relationships. Administer payroll, vendor payments, benefits, insurance, pension plans, retirement plan, administrative personnel files, and the instrument loan fund.
Oversee all routine accounting activities such as banking, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable management
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years’ experience – ideally in the arts
CPA strongly preferred. MBA a plus
Experience with budgeting, forecasting, external audits, and non-profit tax returns required
Able to take both a finance and accounting perspective on key issues
Passion for cost accounting an advantage
Background in Human Resources management and benefits administration desirable
Experience with Tessitura and Sage a plus, but not required
Team-player, and effective partner with other senior staff
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive health plan and paid parking are provided. Relocation assistance available, if required. Occasional evening and weekend work required during busy periods.
About Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association has grown to become one of the most successful orchestras of its size in the United States, with an annual budget of $13 million, a 200+ concert season, and a $20+ million endowment fund. The FWSO attracts music lovers of all ages with a ten-concert Symphonic Series, a seven-concert Pops Series, several blockbuster Specials, and a five-week outdoor summer music festival, Concerts in the Garden, that attracts more than 40,000 attendees from 28 states.