Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 20-Jun-2019 to 19-Jul-2019
  • - Music for All, Inc.
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • competitive compensation
  • Full Time
  • competitive benefits package

As an integral member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the development and implementation of Music for All's financial management strategy in a way that builds credibility, trust, and transparency with internal and external stakeholders. The CFO ensures that the organization is sustained through strong internal control systems, diversified funding, and a strategic and compelling position in the external world. The CFO has direct responsibility for organization wide financial strategy, performance, and risk management. The CFO will manage and actively participate in all financial functions with direct responsibility for the following functions, including but not limited to accounting, financial analysis, strategic planning, budgets and forecasts, payroll, and human resources.

Reporting Structure:
This position reports to and works closely with the President & CEO of Music for All. The finance department includes four direct reports to the CFO: Revenue Analyst, Senior Financial Analyst and two Accounting Coordinators.
Financial Management
• Manage cash flow and short and long-term investments
• Manage financial strategies as well as banking relationships
• Develop models for forecasting, business planning, pricing, and reporting
• Review financial statements, prepare financial analysis and reports, and make strategic recommendations to ensure financial stability
• Remain current on nonprofit audit and best practices and state and federal laws and regulations regarding nonprofit operations
• As a business partner to the CEO, COO, and management team, assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and Music for All's strategic plan
• Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the management team and Board of Directors, and make actionable recommendations on both financial and operations strategies.

Planning, Policy, and Stakeholder Relations:
• Manage the budget and forecast processes to ensure annual operating plans align with five year strategic plan
• Review and analyze budgets in order to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally
• Engage the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors to guide development of financial plans and projections
• Represent the organization to stakeholders (financial institutions, donors, foundation executives, auditors, public officials, etc.)

Accounting and Administration:
• Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
• Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for all stakeholders including foundations, donors, sponsors, the Board of Directors, and program participants
• Coordinate audits and ensure accurate and timely filing of tax returns
• Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
• Serve as Music for All's risk manager, including evaluating loss exposure and obtaining and maintaining appropriate insurance coverage
• Manage outsourced functions including payroll and human resources

• Assume responsibility for the overall success of the finance department in meeting or exceeding goals
• Provide coaching and leadership to finance department staff to ensure support of the mission of Music for All and the professional growth of team members
• Share responsibility for strategic integration of operational activities within and between finance and other areas of the organization
• Serve as member of the executive leadership team and participate in organization-wide problem solving and decision making
• Provide insight, vision, and leadership to enable the organization to actualize opportunities that align with Music for All's mission and vision
• Utilize strong business judgment and financial acumen to strategically analyze Music for All's internal strengths and weaknesses, and respond to external opportunities and threats

Qualifications, Skills and Education:
• Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Business or Finance, CPA preferred
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior financial management role ideally with both external audit and in-house financial management experience gained in nonprofit, corporate, and/or entrepreneurial settings
• Experience in nonprofit accounting and management of complex financial systems
• Ability to operate in a flexible and entrepreneurial environment
• Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
• Successful leader of large-scale initiatives, change management, and culture shifts
• Experience directing and implementing new systems, processes, and technology to enhance internal operations and organizational effectiveness
• A track record of building, managing, and mentoring high-performing teams
• A commitment to excellence and continuous improvement
• Strong written and verbal communication skills including solid presentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to maintain productive relationships with diverse constituents including internal staff, board members, donors, vendors, strategic partners, legal counsel, bankers, auditors, and other professionals
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Music for All

Every candidate for a position at Music for All must understand and acknowledge that a substantial portion of the organization's business is the planning and execution of special programs. As such, all Music for All employees are involved in the planning of programs and events and will have on-site program production duties and responsibilities, including some overnight and weekend travel.

Music for All's mission is to create, provide, and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child in America has access and opportunity for active music making in his or her scholastic environment.

Founded in 1975, Music for All is a destination – and sets the standard – for scholastic music ensemble performance and music education advocacy. Music for All provides ensemble experiences, hands-on opportunities for individual student performance training and growth, and teacher professional development.

Music for All is also committed to informing and empowering students, parents, and teachers to be engaged advocates for the arts and music education in their communities and across the nation.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, Music for All's programs include 30+ annual events, serving more than 500,000 attendees each year. Our programs including the Bands of America Grand National Championships and Regional Championships for marching bands, the Music for All Summer Symposium camp for students and teachers, the Music for All National Festival and Affiliate Regional Music Festivals for concert bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber ensembles, percussion ensembles, and the national honor concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and the Bands of America Honor Band that will march for the fifth time in the Rose Parade® in 2021.
ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. How do you remain current on audits and best practices and state and federal laws and regulation regarding nonprofit organizations?
2. Describe your experience with directing and implementing new systems, processes, or technology to enhance operations and organizational effectiveness.
3. Please describe your experience in non-profit accounting and management of complex financial systems.
4. What is your minimum salary requirement?
5. Why are your currently seeking other employment?
6. When would you be available to interview for this position? (Time/days of the week)
7. When would you be able to begin employment?

Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter and resume.
Priority consideration will be given to those who apply before June 30, 2019. Music for All, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit educational organization and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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