Chief Finance Officer

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (Center) is an inclusive gathering place where we are inspired to build a strong, engaged community through the arts. The Center presents a variety of world-class live performing arts from touring Broadway to musicians, dancers and actors from around the world providing an opportunity to see beyond our immediate world and deepen our connections as human beings. As a member of the senior leadership team and officer of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, you will help build a positive working environment as well as inspire, transform and build our community through exceptional live experiences. You are responsible for the oversight of information technology and all finance including payroll and benefits.

Primary Functions and responsibilities

The following are the primary/essential functions of the position, are are not all-inclusive.

  • Advise the president and senior management on financial forecasting, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, capital replacement, bond compliance and policy matters.
  • Serve as the staff chair to the finance and budget committee and technology committee and effectively communicate and present important financial matters at Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Establish and monitor Center’s investment strategies and policies in accordance with objectives set by the finance committee.
  • Contribute to the development of the Center’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
  • Represent the organization externally as necessary particularly with donors and in banking, legal, insurance and other financial matters.
  • Work collaboratively with the senior leadership team and staff to maintain a positive, supportive and mission and values focused work culture.
  • Oversee all company accounting practices, preparing budgets, financial reports, tax and audit functions in compliance with all applicable accounting standards and best practices with respect to accounting for nonprofits.
  • Supervise cash, investment and debt management.
  • Study, analyze and report trends, opportunities for expansion and projection of future organization growth.
  • Estimate long range capital requirements.
  • Responsible for contracts and insurance administration.
  • Insure regulatory compliance in the area of personnel management, particularly as it relates to labor laws, insurance and company policy.
  • Design, implement and maintain internal controls relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of the financial statements.
  • Supervise department staff.
Human Resources
  • In collaboration with the Center’s president and third party HR partner, oversee human resource benefit management and HR policies and procedure development and compliance.
  • Assist in all internal investigations.
  • Complete, compile and provide analysis of salary and benefit benchmarking and best practices.
Information Technology
  • Provide direction and oversight to the information technology systems of the Center in conjunction with the Technology Committee to assure state of the art computer and communications tools to support high quality performance, program and operations.
  • Work with IT team to identify and properly scope individual technology projects from design initiation, monitoring and completion.
  • Work with technology team to anticipate, solve and appropriately communicate potential problems impacting feasibility, budgets and schedules.
  • Supervise departmental staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Degree in accounting or related field.  Minimum of ten years experience in accounting or finance, and three years executive leadership.  Nonprofit experience and CPA preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate as an effective tactical, analytical and strategic thinker.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit finance, accounting, tax, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records in accordance with established procedures, and federal and state financial regulations. Including an understanding of IRS form 990.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Working knowledge of short and long term budgeting and forecasting and product-line profitability analysis.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership, Board of Directors and staff.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to create and sustain a team-based approach to staffing, work plans, project development and implementation.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and contractors.
  • Ability to accurately work under pressure and meet deadlines.

How to apply

Send resume, salary requirements and three references. When attaching your resume to your email submission, files should be MS Word (.doc), (.pdf) or (.txt) format (no exceptions). File types other than these will be rejected. E-mail to info@foxcitiespac.com, fax to (920) 730-3784 or mail to 400 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911.  Click here to download and print the employment application (PDF).  Applicants who do not submit an application will not be considered.

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is an equal opportunity employer

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