• Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA)

    Posted: 06/01/2021

    The Newport Restoration Foundation, a non-profit organization in Newport, RI, is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA). This position is responsible for directing the financial operation of a complex multifaceted organization that includes several sites that are open to the public as museums along with a collection of approximately seventy highly significant preserved 18th and 19th century houses that are rented out as residential properties. The DOFA will oversee a budget of approximately five million dollars ($5,000,000) for an organization that is staffed by approximately fifty full and part-time employees. The DOFA will work closely with and report to the Executive Director.

    Specific Responsibilities:  Direct financial strategy, planning and forecasts that will aid in annual and long-range planning  Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Finance Committee  Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements  Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with department heads  Disseminate monthly budget vs. actual reports to Supervisors and Directors to ensure expenditures are maintained  Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting  Coordinate and lead the annual audit process and communicate with external auditors and the Finance Committee; assess auditors’ recommendations and work with Executive Director to implement, as appropriate  Provide all necessary information to external accounting firm for preparation of annual 990  Produce specific financial reports at the request of the Treasurer or Executive Director  Ensure appropriate financial management of grants  Serve as liaison with outsourced IT department  Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices  Act as additional signatory along with the Executive Director  Assist in negotiating and maintaining service contracts relating to maintenance, equipment and information technology  Supervise and oversee Bookkeeper and Human Resources Administrator  Coordinate Queen Anne Square Maintenance Trust board meetings and provide financial reports  Carry out other projects as requested by the Executive Director

    Qualifications:  Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an MBA, CPA, or other advanced degree or designation  At least seven years of overall professional experience in financial administration  Experience of having ultimate responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reports and audit coordination; experience overseeing human resources personnel  Demonstrated proficiency working within a dynamic not-for-profit environment with museum, art, preservation, education, or real estate background  Basic understanding of real estate and landlord/tenant law helpful  Excellent written and verbal communication along with good negotiating skills  A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and QuickBooks  Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication

    This is a full time, year round, benefitted position which includes medical, dental and vision insurance, health savings account, 401(k) contribution and paid time off. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Maeve Sheehan -- Maeve@newportrestoration.org .

    Applications accepted until June 28th, 2021. EOE

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