The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation is seeking a Director of Finance who will serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, and will be responsible for directing the financial and accounting functions of the Charleston Gaillard Center in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate for non-profit organizations.
The Director of Finance supervises the accounting and payroll staff, and insures the integrity of all financial activity, cash and other financial reporting, all accounts receivable and payable functions, all confidential payroll and personnel records. Responsibilities also include insuring financial compliance, overseeing external auditor relationships and the preparation of the 990 return, managing financial risk, preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, and non-profit governance functions.
The Director of Finance works closely with the President/CEO, senior management, and the Finance and Audit Committee Board Members to enhance and support the overall mission of the organization.
Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures;
Plans, implements, and directs the organization's fiscal function and performance;
Facilitates informational reporting for departments to evaluate budgetary performance;
Creates and monitors reliable cash flow projections and cash management strategies;
Manages budget and controls expenses effectively;
Oversees the monthly and annual close process and prepares financial presentations for quarterly board meetings;
Establishes and maintains auditor, banking, brokerage, and other vendor relationships;
Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls;
Facilitates the annual external audit as required and appropriate;
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports;
Responsible for evaluation, procurement, renewals and claims of all company insurance policies;
Keeps up-to-date on information and technology affecting finance and accounting to increase innovation and ensure compliance;
Prepares any required financial budgets and forecasts;
Responsible for any needed internal financial statements and management reports, including project specific or grant compliance reports;
Periodically evaluates financial and operational process changes to improve efficiency;
Provides information and analysis as needed to assist outside tax accountants in preparation of the annual tax returns;
Maintains company recruiting modules and active job postings for any open positions;
At least annually, evaluates employee benefit plan and makes adjustments as needed;
Special projects and other duties as designated by President/CEO or Board of Directors.
Bachelor’s Degree in business or finance/accounting is required; Master’s Degree in business or finance/accounting is preferred;
Experience in accounting and tax issues associated with non-profit organizations;
Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience managing a finance and accounting function and/or department;
Experience in supervising a team of finance and accounting specialists;
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with a board of directors, senior management and staff;
Solid financial and accounting knowledge of GAAP standards, process, reporting, and financial systems;
Experience in supervising the payroll and related quarterly and annual reporting function;
Established skill in developing and monitoring an organizational budget;
Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output;
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution;
Superior management skills;
Leads with a hands-on approach with attention to detail, organization, reliability and a get-it-done attitude; willing to roll up sleeves and operate at any level (from senior management to the lowest level of the organization) as needed;
Preference is given to individual with experience working in a performing arts or venue management environment.
About Charleston Gaillard Center
The Charleston Gaillard Center is a 1,800-seat performance hall located in Charleston, South Carolina. The newly constructed facility also contains 16,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, along with office and public spaces. The Charleston Gaillard Management Corporation is a non-profit 501c3 organization responsible for managing the facility.
The Charleston Gaillard Center's mission is to provide the Lowcountry with a world-class performance hall, elegant venue space, and vibrant educational opportunities inspiring our dynamic community through the power of the performing arts. We seek to enrich the diverse community of Charleston with artistic and cultural experiences that are accessible and unique, and to serve as an education resource for generations to come. For more information about the Charleston Gaillard Center, please visit http://www.gaillardcenter.org.