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15 Feb 2021


Director of Finance

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County  Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

Job Description

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented Director of Finance.

Responsibilities include managing the day-to-day financial operations for the organization, administration of human resources, and support of the Arts Councils short- and long-term strategic financial goals.
The Director of Finance is supervised by the President/C.E.O and works in partnership with the Executive Vice President supporting Arts Council staff in finance-related activities.


Director of Finance Job Duties and Responsibilities


Financial Management

  • Provide financial oversight for the organization and be responsible for the daily financial operations of the Arts Council.
  • Participate in the annual finance planning/budgeting processes. Work with staff and board to develop/implement program and organizational budgets.
  • Prepare monthly profit/loss, balance sheet, and cash flow financial statements. Monitor, interpret, and present financial results of operations and programs each month. Serve as financial liaison with the Board of Trustees, providing monthly financial reports.
  • Coordinate the annual audit with an independent CPA and prepare the IRS 990 form. Oversee licensing, Secretary of State reporting, annual tax exemptions, insurance and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee payroll, payroll liabilities, and benefits including PTO accrual. Work with the President/C.E.O. and Executive Vice President to create and maintain excellent financial controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure efficient functioning and documentation for all financial systems including receipts, grant disbursements, contract payments, billing, bookkeeping, budgeting, and accounting. Oversee accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Work with the Executive Vice President and the Director of Grants and Allocations to prepare budgets and financial reports for foundation grants. Work with the Executive Vice President and the Director of Grants and Allocations to prepare timely grant proposals and other grant-related requirements as needed.


Programs and Operations

  • Serve as the agency point of contact for monitoring program expenses.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Vice President to negotiate/manage project-related contracts with consultants, contractors, and suppliers.
  • Under the supervision of the President/C.E.O and the Executive Vice President, manage the Arts Council’s central donor database, (Abila FR 50) to update data, track participant involvement, interests, contributions, memberships, and in-kind services.
  • Ensure the integrity of data between the database and accounting software and generate targeted lists, mailing labels, and reports as requested by staff.
  • Provide support for major Arts Council programs, festivals, special events and other activities as directed.
  • Provide oversight to all monetary aspects of Arts Council events.


Human Resource Administration

  • Oversee employee-related health insurance benefits as well as retirement.
  • Coordinate annual open enrollment for agency health insurance.
  • Work with President/C.E.O and Executive Vice President on personnel policies and procedures including compensation, recruitment, and performance.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Vice President to educate Arts Council staff and contract personnel regarding staff/personnel tools, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage annual preparation of tax documents for all staff, personnel, and contractors including production of W2 and 1099 forms.


Director of Finance Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for education and formal training
  • Minimum of two years extensive experience in nonprofit financial management and administration.
  • Working knowledge of Abila MIP Financial and Abila FR50 donor software required.
  • Two years’ experience working collaboratively within an organizational team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit accounting and financial management practices.
  • Strong analytical and math skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Detail oriented and ability to multi-task.  Ability to prioritize work to meet defined goals and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of human resource management practices.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Proficiency in using standard office equipment and computer applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, and Adobe.
  • Must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license.


Director of Finance Compensation and Benefits

The Director of Finance for the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is a member of the organization’s Leadership Team.  Compensation will range from $45,000 to $55,000 per year.  After being vested with the organization, insurance benefits include health care, dental, and vision. Other benefits include paid time off (PTO) and a matching contribution toward a qualifying simple IRA.  The Director of Finance position is a full-time, exempt position for the Arts Council.  The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualified candidates for the Director of Finance position should send their cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Please include “Director of Finance” in the subject line of your email.
The vacancy will remain open until filled.



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Director of Finance
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
 Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

Job Categories: Arts and Culture. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, director, finance, human resources, management, and non-profit. States: North Carolina.

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