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

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

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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Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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