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Chief Financial Officer

Atlanta, GA 30309

Posted: 04/12/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Non-Profit Job Number: 16967 Field of Expertise: Operations Remote Friendly: No

Job Description

Our client, an Arts non-profit in the Midtown Atlanta area, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer.

The CFO is responsible for the development of financial strategy, annual and long-term financial planning, ongoing financial reporting and operations, and other duties. This position collaborates with and works within the financial and accounting policies and procedures established by the enterprise-wide team.

Planning & Budgeting
  • Establishes the annual budget and planning calendar, process, and templates
  • Leads budget planning and preparation meetings across organization
  • Prepares Budget Highlights and serves as a key staff liaison for Committees; coordinates final budget submission into Workday, codifies and distributes other key budget written documentation to team and Board
  • Works with Senior Staff to create, maintain, and analyze business and financial models across a variety of areas of the museum and across campus.
  • Maintain long-term financial model, including a rolling 10-year cash pro-forma

Financial Management
  • Manages the accounting functions, ensuring timely and accurate recording of A/P, A/R, developing and maintaining systems and other controls as needed
  • Prepares company-wide monthly financial statements, including narrative highlights and risks and opportunities
  • Conducts monthly departmental financial reviews, discussing variances from budget and establishes corrective action plans as necessary
  • Analyze financial trends and prepare commentary
  • Serves a key staff liaison to the Finance & Operations Committees
  • Prepares annual reconciliation of all restricted and endowment funds and balances

Risk Management 
  • Understands and mitigates key elements of the organization's risk profile
  • Constructs and monitors reliable control systems, including travel and contracts
  • Maintain and update Policies and Procedure manual and documentation

Staff Financial Literacy
  • Creates and helps train non-financial staff on basic financial statement understanding and business economics to help improve higher level of financial literacy and connection between artistic and business implications.

  • Oversees the recruitment, hiring and training of new staff in Finance and Accounting
  • Oversees the routine workflow across the department
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy
  • Direct Reports include a Controller and A/P Coordinator

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, ideally in finance or accounting, is required
  • CPA certification or equivalent preferred
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a complex organization
  • Experience with non-profits preferred

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Analytical & Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
  • Customer Service – Models and promotes a culture of service. Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Communication - Able to clearly articulate instructions, procedures, and other information verbally and in writing as required.
  • Teamwork - Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Values Diversity – Appreciates the value of working with people of varying demographics, backgrounds, and experiences.
  • Managing People - Makes self-available to staff; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Improves processes, products, and services.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles and measures self against standard of excellence.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Adaptability - Manages competing demands.

Base Salary $160-175,000. Final determination of salary will be based on an evaluation of experience, education, budget, etc.

Meet Your Recruiter

Brigid Lipps
Recruiting Manager

Brigid is the Recruiting Manager for Corps Team and has been with the company for 12 years. She is a PHR, SHRM-CP, and HR Generalist certified professional with over 20 years of Recruiting and HR experience. She is driven to make a difference in the lives of candidates and clients by connecting great talent with great companies.

Brigid leads a team that recruits nationally across various industries and for positions in Human Resources, Accounting & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Administration, Management, and more. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Joseph University and stays up to date on recruiting trends through continuous education from her certifications.

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