Job Listing: Chief Financial Officer & Director of Human Resources
Company: Virginia Association of Museums
Posted on: June 15, 2022
Job Listing: Chief Financial Officer & Director of Human
ResourcesPosition Title -- Chief Financial Officer & Director of
Human ResourcesSalary -- $65,000 to $90,000/Annually. Commensurate
with experience. The American Civil War Museum inspires exploration
of the American Civil War and its legacies and is one of the
premier national destinations and resources about the Civil War
era. The Museum houses the largest collection of Civil War
artifacts, with more than 15,000 artifacts in its collection. As a
trusted resource and thought leader, the Museum strives to: 1)
challenge preconceptions about the American Civil War; 2) tell
complete, honest, and inclusive stories; 3) offer consistent and
accessible experiences to its audiences, and 4) encourage the
recognition that history matters to understand and make choices in
the present. -POSITION DESCRIPTION:The Chief Financial Officer
(CFO) is a member of the American Civil War Museum's senior
leadership team, reports to the President & Chief Executive Officer
(CEO), and works with the Museum's senior leadership team and Board
of Directors to advance the Museum's strategic goals and
objectives.The CFO is responsible for the management of the
Museum's finances and investments, and directing the day-to-day
accounting and related financial activities of the Museum. As a key
organizational leader, the CFO offers sound analysis to recommend
and establish appropriate policies and procedures to safeguard the
assets and resources of the Museum. The CFO is responsible for
ensuring the Museum business processes are effective and agile, and
will be engaged in continuing to look for innovative and creative
ways to implement process and service improvements. -Serving as a
thought leader on all business and operational matters, the CFO
will work in partnership with the Museum CEO and senior leadership
team to provide strategic direction, leadership, and management
toward advancing efforts for improved organizational processes and
systems. The CFO will be relied upon for proven leadership
capabilities, good business judgement, an analytical mindset, and
sound and influential decision-making abilities. The CFO will be a
strategic partner to the CEO, conceptualizing and analyzing
problems and solutions in a proactive, constructive, creative, and
transparent manner that results in improved performance across the
organization. A valued partner, the CFO works closely with the
Board of Directors, as well as several Board committees to provide
analysis, oversight, and sound management of the Museum's fiscal
assets.The CFO will also serve as the Director of Human Resources
for the Museum, with day-to-day responsibility for recruitment and
talent management; ensuring the organization's compliance with
federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations; and
administering employee benefits.The American Civil War Museum
offers an excellent benefits package and generous personal time
off. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
diversity and inclusion. We strive to be a workplace where a
diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their
best work. We believe that an inclusive culture among our staff is
critical to implementing our mission to understand the Civil War
era's history and impact in our lives today.Key
Responsibilities:Budget Development and Monitoring
- Establish a schedule for budget planning, coordinate budget
preparation with the senior leadership team and with the Board
Finance Committee, and prepare, with the CEO, the Museum's annual
operating and capital budgets and both short-term and long-term
- Establish a schedule for budget monitoring, departmental
reporting, analysis of variances and recommended corrective action
- Prepare and analyze monthly financial reports ensuring
compliance with GAAP.
- Establish and maintain financial reporting controls.
- Create and maintain a financial policies and procedures manual
to ensure compliance with professional standards and best
- Ensure the Museum's financial management system and chart of
accounts provide meaningful and timely financial information.
- Ensure timely submission of financial reports to users of the
Museum's financial statements.Compliance
- Oversee the preparation of tax returns and related reports to
ensure compliance with government requirements.
- Establish appropriate internal control checks and balances to
prevent fraud and abuse, and safeguard Museum assets.
- Prepare for the annual financial audit and other audit
activities, including serving as liaison with external
- Forecast cash requirements, monitor cash flows, and maintain an
appropriate level of liquidity to ensure continuity of
- Manage relationships with banks, auditors, insurance brokers,
and employee benefit brokers.
- Oversee internal financial and accounting processes to ensure
an efficient functioning of the Museum.
- Manage the Museum's insurance package, including conducting
on-going risk management analysis.Organizational Leadership
- Provide support and guidance to all Museum departments related
to any financial activities, procedures and/or processes.Board
- Serves a staff liaison to the Finance and Audit Committees of
the Board of Trustees.
- Attends all Museum board and board committee meetings, as
needed, reporting on operational, advocacy, and financial
- Present the Museum's financial statements to the Board Finance
- Plan and direct the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of
- Administer employee compensation and employee benefits and
ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
- Submit bi-weekly payrolls and ensure the accuracy of all
payroll information.External Relations
- In partnership with the President & CEO, represent the Museum
to diverse external parties including banks, insurance
representatives, investment advisors, and licensors (NewMarket
- Provide oversight and support to the Operations and Information
Technology departments.Qualifications Required:
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or
Business Administration or related field.
- Minimum of eight years of experience in a senior management
role, with experience as a Director of Finance or Chief Financial
- Strong knowledge of corporate and/or non-profit governance with
significant experience interfacing with governing boards.
- Knowledge of GAAP and non-profit accounting.
- Strong leadership and management skills.
- Effective communication, presentation, negotiation, and
- Team-building skills with a collaborative management
- Creative, conceptual, and analytical mindset.
- Ability to forge and maintain effective working relationships
with board members, senior leadership team, Museum staff,
volunteers, vendors, and the general public.Qualifications Desired:
- Master's degree in Accounting or Finance or Business
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