POSITION SUMMARY: The Vice President of Finance provides leadership with the responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and contributing all the financial activities of the organization. This position requires an organized and well-versed individual in all aspects of AWAACC operations and the ability to multi-task with accuracy.
Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate fiscal functions and performance.
Set and enforce all accounting policies and procedures and confirm adherence to US GAAP.
Establish and lead the annual budget process, as well as provide management with ongoing review and feedback.
Develop, monitor and revise budgets along with Controller and Business Analyst; and work closely with the President & CEO and Management Team to oversee annual budgets and prepare forecasts.
Lead Capitalization efforts
Oversee annual Audit efforts
Generate monthly financial reports, including trend and exception reports, for the CEO, Treasurer and Board. Provide accurate and insightful information regarding the financial status and health of AWAACC
Analyze revenue and debt and provide recommendations and potential solutions.
Serve as the primary liaison with the Finance Committee Chair and Treasuruer
Serve as the liaison and represent the AWAACC in the Shared Services initiative with Cultural District institutions and nationally with other PACs
Develop and update internal Fiscal Policies that reflect best practices in compliance with all funding and regulatory bodies.
Coordinate all forecasting and cashflow processes, providing recommendations and improvements as needed.
Develop short term and long term financial strategy for the healthy sustainability of the organization
Develop credibility for accounting/finance by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports to assist the President and CEO and Board of Directors in their job responsibilities.
Ensure compliance with all banking and governmental requirements.
Develop, implement and maintain a system of internal records.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Demonstrated experience in not-for-profit accounting and financial management;
Hands-on experience with payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and banking processes/systems;
Experience in implementing online solutions
Previous experience using Tessitura or a similar CRM system
Previous experience with Sage50 Accounting
CPA and/or advanced degree in accounting or finance
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles for not-for-profit entities, especially relative to revenue recognition, donor restrictions, grants, and deferrals
Solid understanding of best practices in not-for-profit financial management control systems
Ability to manage numerous process/system interfaces with the general ledger
High attention to detail and accuracy
Strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate sometimes complex financial requirements/processes into simplified terms
Excellent Excel skills.
Other Skills or Qualities:
Self-motivated, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities and projects
The ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people, personalities, and working styles
Detail-oriented and able to see the larger picture in service of holistic and creative problem solving
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
About August Wilson African American Cultural Center
The mission of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center is to own and operate a home for the arts, storytelling, learning and exchange around the African American experience and the rich culture of the African diaspora.