The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is currently seeking an exceptional individual with high integrity to serve in the critical and visible role of CFO & Vice President of Finance (CFO). The selected candidate will be responsible for the leadership and executive oversight of the Dallas Symphony Association (DSA) and the Dallas Symphony Foundation’s (DSF) financial position. As the Chief Financial Officer this executive will report to and serve as a strategic partner to the President & CEO.
Key responsibilities include developing and implementing long-term strategies to achieve financial goals. The selected candidate will report to internal and external constituencies regarding the financial position of the DSA and the DSF. The position manages the finance/accounting and IT departments of the Dallas Symphony Association.
Executive position responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Prepare and present financial information to donors, Board of Governors, Finance Committee and advise key members of executive management on financial planning, budgeting, cash flow, and financial policy matters.
Serve as the primary liaison to the Finance and Audit Committees of the Dallas Symphony
Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance/accounting and IT staff
Manage on-going and ad hoc reporting of historical performance, including financial results, productivity metrics, industry trends, and key performance indicators
Provide analysis, reporting, and modeling to executive management to support target achievement initiatives
Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping appropriate person(s) informed of all critical issues
Provide strategic support during union contract negotiations
Oversee preparation of the DSA and DSF 990 tax returns
Manage banking relationships
Promote a culture of trust, team work and high performance with all colleagues
The Dallas Symphony provides a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. For consideration, please forward your resume and salary expectations to Debi Pena, Vice President of People & Facilities at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The CFO will bring a substantial personal presence, with broad managerial competence and a special skill in strategic relationship building and the ability to clearly articulate the financial picture in groups and one-on-one meetings as needed. Also required:
An undergraduate degree and preferably an advanced degree in a related field. CPA certification strongly desired. Additional qualifications include ten or more years’ progressive experience in Finance, with at least five years in a significant leadership role. Non-profit accounting experience a plus.
Prior management experience—enabling staff to function independently while exercising respectful oversight.
Interpersonal skills. The individual should be an active listener and an articulate communicator to all audiences.
Excellent computer skills.
Polished personal skills and comfort in formal and informal settings.
About The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, presents the finest in orchestral music at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, regarded as one of the world's premier concert halls. As the largest performing arts organization in the Southwest, the DSO is committed to inspiring the broadest possible audience with d...istinctive classical programs, inventive pops concerts and innovative multi-media presentations. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the orchestra reaches more than 270,000 adults and children through performances, educational programs and community outreach initiatives. A European Tour in March 2013 elevated the orchestra to national and international prominence. The DSO’s involvement with the City of Dallas and the surrounding region includes an award-winning multi-faceted educational program, community projects, popular parks concerts and youth programming. The DSO has a tradition dating back to 1900, and it is a cornerstone of the unique, 68 acre Arts District in downtown Dallas that is home to multiple performing arts venues, museums and parks; the largest district of its kind in the nation. The DSO is supported, in part, by funds from the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of Dallas.