Director of Finance and Administration (DOFA)
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