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Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

The Phoenix Symphony seeks an experienced, strategic, and collaborative leader who will serve in a key leadership role with responsibility for finance and administration.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration is a member of the Phoenix Symphony’s senior management team. In this role, the SVP of Finance and Administration works closely with senior management and Board leadership to advance the orchestra and its programs while sustaining financial integrity and strength. The SVP provides strategic direction for the Symphony’s financial affairs, aligning financial strategies with organizational goals.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee financial records for the Symphony, preparation of monthly financial statements and financial forecasts, ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Serve as the staff liaison to organization’s Finance and Audit Committees. Work with other committees of the Board and Board members as appropriate.
  • Lead the budgeting process, developing budgets to align with organizational objectives, working closely with department heads and the President and CEO in consultation with Board leadership.
  • Manage the Symphony’s daily administrative and financial activities, including financial record keeping, production of financial statements, and personnel records.
  • Prepare and present financial information to the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and other stakeholders. Work with senior management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and financial policy matters.
  • Oversee and direct the work of finance and accounting staff.
  • Prepare operating budgets and forecasts; monitor revenues and expenses against approved budget. Recommend and monitor expense control initiatives. Prepare analyses of variances and recommend actions as needed.
  • Manage and oversee monthly closing process.
  • Serve as principal liaison between the Symphony and its bankers, auditors, and other business relationships. Coordinate the administration of all operating leases and contracts.
  • Oversee annual financial statement audit by external auditors and preparation of annual tax returns for the Symphony and the Support Foundation, ensuring compliance with state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Implement and monitor accounting policies and procedures for internal control, maintaining the robust controls and processes that are in place.
  • Identify and assess financial risks, developing and implementing strategies to mitigate potential issues.
  • Serve as principal liaison with the Phoenix Symphony Support Foundation.
  • Oversee administration of leases, major contracts, and corporate insurance.
  • Supervise accounting and other positions reporting to the SVP of Finance and Administration.
  • Develop financial data for periodic collective bargaining negotiations as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license strongly preferred.
  • Experienced leader with track record of success in financial management and administrative oversight.
  • Substantial experience in a financial management leadership role within a nonprofit
  • organization is preferred, and arts and culture experience is a plus.
  • Ability to develop and manage finance staff to help support success in their areas of responsibility.
  • Familiarity with GAAP and the ability to develop and manage within revenue and expense budgets.
  • High-energy and resourceful leader with attention to details, ability to handle many projects simultaneously, with good judgment and maturity in decision making.
  • Must have a high degree of personal integrity and reliability.
  • Interest in The Phoenix Symphony’s mission and programs.

 

The Phoenix Symphony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity, and persons of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, veteran or disability status, or other non-merit factors.

The Symphony offers employees generous paid personal time off (PTO); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; and group life insurance.  Employees may also opt to participate in a retirement program when eligible. 

To express interest, please send a cover letter and resume to Director of Human Resources Lynn Dombrosky at [email protected].

 

 

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