The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association seeks an outstanding finance executive with a blend of strategic thinking and excellent financial operational skills to serve as the Vice President of Finance/CFO. As a member of the Orchestra's senior management team and reporting to the newly appointed President and CEO, Dr. Keith Cerny, the Vice President of Finance will manage the multi-year and annual planning, day-to-day finances, and accounting of an approximately $13 million organization. The position manages a full-time staff of two: a Finance Manager and a Receptionist / Finance Assistant. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the President & CEO and other members of the senior staff to develop multi-year forecast, including costing out potential new projects and initiatives
  • Track P&L and contribution to fixed costs for each concert and series
  • Develop and maintain 18-month rolling cash flow forecast
  • Manage Endowment funds and quarterly draws as directed by the Endowment Committee
  • Manage external audit process smoothly and efficiently, and complete all necessary nonprofit tax filings
  • Meet regularly with the Board and key committees (e.g. Executive, Finance, Audit), providing updates and completing ad hoc analyses as required
  • Streamline budget tracking and forecasting process, and prepare regular updates for President & CEO and Board. Ensure departments on budget. Support departments in expense coding
  • Manage key banking, insurance and other external relationships. Administer payroll, vendor payments, benefits, insurance, pension plans, retirement plan, administrative personnel files, and the instrument loan fund.
  • Oversee all routine accounting activities such as banking, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable management

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years’ experience – ideally in the arts
  • CPA strongly preferred. MBA a plus
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, external audits, and non-profit tax returns required
  • Able to take both a finance and accounting perspective on key issues
  • Passion for cost accounting an advantage
  • Background in Human Resources management and benefits administration desirable
  • Experience with Tessitura and Sage a plus, but not required
  • Team-player, and effective partner with other senior staff

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive health plan and paid parking are provided. Relocation assistance available, if required. Occasional evening and weekend work required during busy periods

Association:
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association has grown to become one of the most successful orchestras of its size in the United States, with an annual budget of $13 million, a 200+ concert season, and a $20+ million endowment fund. The FWSO attracts music lovers of all ages with a ten-concert Symphonic Series, a seven-concert Pops Series, several blockbuster Specials, and a five-week outdoor summer music festival, Concerts in the Garden that attracts more than 40,000 listeners from 28 states.

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Please send cover letter and resume to:
(Phone inquiries will not be accepted)

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Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association
330 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Or via e-mail to: CFOemployment@fwsymphony.org