CFO / Finance Director

Santa Fe


Our client, a museum dedicated to one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century, has an opening on the executive team for CFO / Finance Director to oversee museum finances and investments, work closely with the Board of Trustees and Committees, direct day-to-day accounting activities, establish and manage sound fiscal policies and procedures.


  • Establish the schedule for budget planning, coordinate with department managers, and prepare annual and long-term operating and capital budgets.
  • Monitor budgets, prepare budget reports, analyze variances, and recommend corrective action where necessary.
  • Prepare and analyze monthly financial reports to ensure compliance with GAAP and guidelines established by Finance Committee.  Present museum financials to committees and Board of Trustee.
  • Establish and maintain accounting controls over restricted and unrestricted funds, and financial policies and procedures, to ensure compliance with GAAP, accounting laws, professional standards and best practices.
  • Serve as ex-officio member and staff liaison to Finance Committee.  Serve as ex-officio member of Investment Committee and liaison with investment consultants.
  • Oversee preparation of tax returns and other reports to ensure compliance with government requirements.
  • Establish appropriate internal controls to ensure integrity of accounts payable, receivables, and payroll processes, prevent fraud and abuse, and safeguard museum assets.
  • Prepare for annual and ad hoc audits.  Serve as museum liaison to external auditors.
  • Lead, supervise, and direct Finance Department of 4 employees.
  • Oversee treasury operations to forecast cash requirements, and ensure liquidity to meet cash-on-hand requirements.
  • Manage relationships with banks, external accountants, auditors, vendors, agencies, and others.  Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with vendors as necessary.
  • Work with Advancement office to monitor Museum Shop inventory and profitability.
  • Support leadership and contribute to strategic planning and policy development, and support organizational progress towards strategic goals and objectives.
  • Support and offer guidance on financial matters to all departments and leadership as required.
  • Additional duties, both assigned and implied, consistent with your knowledge, skills, and abilities that provide value to the museum.


  • 8+ years' accounting/finance experience, including 5+ years' supervisory experience required.
  • 4-year degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field strongly preferred.  MBA, CPA, or other advanced finance credentials preferred.
  • Prior professional experience in arts-related or other non-profit fund accounting environment strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience working with Boards of Directors and Committee members strongly preferred.
  • Technological fluency required, particularly with regards to accounting and ERP systems, and Microsoft Excel.  Knowledge of Financial Edge preferred.
  • Knowledge of GAAP and FASB Nonprofit Accounting Standards required.
  • Analytical, strategic problem-solver.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to translate financial information to, and collaborate effectively with, diverse stakeholders, notably board members, donors, staff, volunteers, vendors, and museum guests.
  • Fundamental spirit of customer service to all stakeholders.


  • Santa Fe, New Mexico


  • $120,000-160,000 Salary DOE
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Matching 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 4 weeks' Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Free Household Museum Membership
  • Free Downtown Santa Fe Parking
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