The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking an exceptional individual with high integrity to serve in the critical and visible role of Chief Financial Officer. The selected candidate will be responsible for the leadership and oversight of the Charlotte Symphony and its financial position. This executive will report to and serve as a strategic partner to the President & CEO.
Key responsibilities include developing and implementing long-term strategies to achieve financial goals. The selected candidate will report to internal and external constituencies regarding the financial position of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and manages finance/accounting and IT personnel.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Prepare and present financial information to donors, Board of Directors, Finance Committee and advise key members of executive management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and financial policy matters.
Serve as the primary liaison to the Finance and Audit Committees
Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance/accounting and IT staff
Manage and oversee monthly closing
Manage on-going and ad-hoc reporting of historical performance, including financial results, productivity metrics, industry trends, and key performance indicators
Provide analysis, reporting, and modeling to executive management to support target achievement initiatives
Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping appropriate person(s) informed of all critical issues
Provide strategic support during union contract negotiations
Oversee annual audit preparation of the CSO 990 tax returns
Manage banking relationships
Direct the execution of all benefits programs, including retirement programs and health insurance
Establish and maintain personnel policies for the administrative staff
Promote a culture of trust, team work and high performance with all colleagues.
An undergraduate degree and preferably an advanced degree in a related field. CPA certification strongly desired. Additional qualifications include seven or more years’ progressive experience in Finance, with at least three years in a significant leadership role. Non-profit accounting experience a plus.
Prior management experience—enabling staff to function independently while exercising respectful oversight.
Polished personal skills and comfort in formal and informal settings
Excellent computer skills.
For consideration, please forward your resume and salary expectations to Mary Deissler at CEO@charlottesymphony.org