Job Listing: Chief Financial Officer & Director of Human Resources
American Civil War Museum - Richmond, VA
Closes - Open until filled.
Position Title – Chief Financial Officer & Director of Human Resources
Salary - $65,000 to $90,000/Annually. Commensurate with experience.
Job Type - Full-Time
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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.
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.
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 forecasts.
- Establish a schedule for budget monitoring, departmental reporting, analysis of variances and recommended corrective action as necessary.
- 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 practices.
- 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.
- 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 auditors.
- Forecast cash requirements, monitor cash flows, and maintain an appropriate level of liquidity to ensure continuity of operations.
- 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.
- Provide support and guidance to all Museum departments related to any financial activities, procedures and/or processes.
- 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 issues.
- Present the Museum’s financial statements to the Board Finance Committee.
- Plan and direct the recruitment, onboarding, and retention of employees.
- 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.
- In partnership with the President & CEO, represent the Museum to diverse external parties including banks, insurance representatives, investment advisors, and licensors (NewMarket Corporation).
- Provide oversight and support to the Operations and Information Technology departments.
- 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 Officer.
- 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 problem-solving skills.
- Team-building skills with a collaborative management style.
- 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.
- Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Administration.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
- Museum experience a plus.