Historic Deerfield, Inc. (HDI), a nonprofit museum of early New England life located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The ideal candidate possesses a Certified Public Accountant’s license and has a minimum of five years’ experience in finance and/or accounting. Nonprofit experience is essential. The CFO is responsible for all financial aspects of Historic Deerfield: budgeting, treasury, fiduciary, advanced financial accounting and reporting, endowment reporting, and tax reporting. Duties include, but are not limited to, monitoring cash flow, entering all endowed gift activity and investment activity into HDI’s endowment management system (Fundriver), capitalizing and depreciating all capital assets, reconciling gifts and pledges to Development records, analyzing restricted funds and releasing restrictions as needed, and preparing monthly budget reports for management. The CFO also prepares various reports for local tax authorities, oversees the annual audit and preparation of Forms 990, 990T, and the Massachusetts Form PC and Massachusetts 990T. In consultation with the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Vice President, and department heads, the CFO prepares the annual operating and capital budgets for board approval. The CFO oversees the Deerfield Inn and the Museum Bookstore and Gift Shop, supervises two accountants, human resources and payroll, risk management, and HDI’s rental properties. Working knowledge of private equity accounting is desired. The position reports to the President & CEO. Salary is commensurate with experience. Historic Deerfield offers a competitive benefits package. Please submit applications to Betsy McKee, Assistant to the President. Bmckee@historic-deerfield.org.
About Historic Deerfield, Inc
Historic Deerfield was incorporated in 1952 to sustain the work of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Flynt of Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1936, the Flynts enrolled their son at Deerfield Academy, a nationally-known college preparatory school founded in 1797, located in the center of Deerfield, Massachusetts. With the encouragement of Deerfield Academy’s headmaster, Frank Boyden, they began to purchase and restore the old houses along The Street to carefully restore them. Today, 12 historic houses, the Memorial Libraries, and the Flynt Center of Early New England Life display collections of more than 25,000 objects made or used in America between 1650 and 1850.