The Vice President of Finance reports to the Chief Operating Officer and serves in a dual role including direct management of accounting department as well as strategic financial planning and analysis for the institution. He/she will assist the COO to oversee the financial affairs of the institution including developing financial reports and analysis. The Vice President will have a working relationship with department managers to support them in annual budget planning and monthly financial monitoring.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintains the official accounting books and records. These include Great Plains accounting software and complex Excel spreadsheets. These will include the cash receipts and disbursement records, input to payroll service bureaus, preparation of checks, records of endowments, fixed assets, supporting files and similar items.
- Supervises and prepares periodic financial statements for review by senior management, the Board and its committees.
- Maintains banking relationships; supervises bank deposits and periodic reconciliations.
- Maintains investment records and monitors transactions with investment managers and investment custodian.
- Coordinates the annual audit; preparation of special schedules for the audit.
- Prepares and/or reviews tax returns and other reporting forms to government and similar agencies.
- Attends various internal meetings where accounting and financial policy are discussed.
- Leads the process of assembling and monitoring the institutional budget.
- Maintains or revises internal control procedures and policies related to the Accounting department and the interaction of the Accounting department with other units.
- Responsible for relations with banks, investment advisors, insurance carriers, and related vendors. Principal liaison with independent public accountants, taxing authorities and other governmental/regulatory bodies.
- Responsible for the oversight of the Corcoran’s investments including asset allocation, endowment policy, manager selection and investment consultants.
- Functions as integral part of the senior management team with responsibility for Finance Committee and Investment and Audit Subcommittees.
- Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting. An advanced degree is preferred but not required.
- Five or more years of experience with a CPA firm and/or a comparable institution (i.e. a museum or college).
- A CPA certificate required.
- A good working knowledge of computers and application software is required.
- Have strong interpersonal skills--ability to use tact and diplomacy.
- Should have strong leadership skills, personal integrity, and a willingness to help the Corcoran achieve its community and artistic goals.
- Ability to establish a trusted relationship with the institution leadership and board committees
Please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to: HR@corcoran.org