Overview

Working in close collaboration with the General Manager, the Finance Director will provide valuable expertise and oversight to the organization’s leadership team. This position is responsible for directing the accounting operations at Town Hall Seattle, including supporting cash and debt management activities; planning, forecasting and analysis; reviewing the monthly financial package prepared by the staff bookkeeper; forecasting year-to-date results with department managers; and working with the Executive Director and General Manager on special projects as needed.

Reports to:
General Manager

Key Responsibilities:
• Review the monthly financials prepared by the bookkeeper and provide the package to the Finance Committee of the Board, including budget to actuals by department, financial statements, quarterly reports, and reports for Board meetings.
• Plan, organize, and coordinate the year-end audit with external auditors, working closely with the General Manager and the bookkeeper.
• Complete quarterly loan covenant review for bank compliance.
• Own and complete grant reporting in support of the Grants Manager. Provide donor reports or updates from a financial perspective to support fundraising.
• Support the investment manager in review of the Endowment performance.
• Assist in providing training to the staff bookkeeper to support transaction processing, approvals and the month-end close process. Continue to maintain the system of internal controls.
• Plan and manage monthly cash flow.
• In collaboration with the General Manager, lead the annual budget preparation for each department, providing assistance and guidance to department managers. Work with others in finance to complete the plan and related reporting for the presentation to the Board.
• As part of the planning and budgeting process, review and update revenue and production models to evaluate pricing.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
This position requires a mature leader with a minimum of five years of accounting and finance experience. S/he will ideally have experience in a complex nonprofit with multiple programs. Other qualifications include:

• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.
• CPA or Inactive CPA preferred but not required.
• Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
• Nonprofit experience preferred.
• Ability to advocate for and communicate our strong commitment to fiscal responsibility.
• Strong interpersonal skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board and other outside partners including lending institutions. Experience collaboratively working in teams.
• Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills to allow for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting.
• Ability to work well with others and be of service to department managers for financial analysis. Aptitude at translating complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels.
• Ability to balance big picture with strong attention to detail.
• Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software.
• Experience using Salesforce preferred.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a strong commitment to Town Hall’s mission.

Structure:
• This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position (15-19 hours/week).
• Position must work primarily onsite at the Town Hall office on First Hill in Seattle.
Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to jobs@townhallseattle.org.
Resumes requested by June 14, 2019, but position will remain open until filled.

For more information about Town Hall or to access this job description online, please visit our website at www.townhallseattle.org.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@townhallseattle.org

About Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall Seattle is a nonprofit community cultural center, offering a broad program of music, humanities, civic discourse, and world culture events. Formed collaboratively in 1998 as a shared venue, Town Hall Seattle is both an arts organization and a community resource, with a season collectively programmed by the community itself. Town Hall serves as a venue and a producer, a responsive host, and a catalytic cultural force, serving more than 100,000 audience members and artists at 400+ events annually. Town Hall has just re-opened its doors after a $35M, two-year-long renovation of its 100-year-old building.

Reflecting the creativity and concerns of our region, Town Hall’s program aspires to host the broadest possible range of voices and interests. Diversity within the organization’s staff advances our mission and work. Consequently, Town Hall supports the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as essential to its institutional values, and to a democratic and pluralistic society.