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Director of Finance and Administration

Job Opening


Deadline Until Filled
Sponsor Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Location Orlando , FL


The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking an exceptional and accomplished professional for the administrative leadership position of Director of Finance and Administration. The selected candidate will be a key member of the staff leadership team, reporting to and serving as a strategic partner to the Executive Director.

Position Summary:
Working closely with a dynamic and collaborative Administrative and Artistic Staff, Board of Directors, and Volunteer Association, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for the financial, information technology, human resources, and risk management functions of the organization, including the development of financial strategies, monitoring of control systems, reporting of results, and forecasting of projections.
This unique opportunity is for a select candidate who has a proven track record of sound fiscal management, comprehensive administrative oversight, integrity, and an impeccable customer service orientation.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participates in the development of the organization’s plans, programs, and strategic initiatives; develops performance measures that support strategic directions; evaluates and advises on the organization’s short and long-term success.
• Leads the preparation of the annual budget; provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, forecasts, cash flow projections, and trends; prepares for the independent annual audit; maintains banking relationships and performs reconciliations; monitors revenue and expense projections; prepares investment and monthly reports for the Finance Committee, Board of Directors, and Plaza Foundation Board.
• Manages day-to-day financial, information technology, and human resources operations with responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and benefits, insurance and taxes, purchasing, and computer software and hardware systems; assures that appropriate safeguards are in place and that ledgers and reporting systems comply with GAAP standards; supervises assigned staff and provides assistance to the Executive Director and other staff as required.
• Serves as a representative of OPO Administration at meetings of the Board of Directors, Plaza Foundation Board, and the Finance, Investment, and Human Resources Committees; keeps Board and Staff up-to-date on the financial and operational status of the organization; represents the organization in public, including at concerts and events.

• An undergraduate degree and preferably an MBA or related advanced degree with 5+ years relevant progressive experience. Previous financial management experience with a non-profit organization strongly preferred. CPA certification a plus.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience as part of a senior management team
• Highly developed organizational skills and strong attention to detail
• Integrity in handling sensitive and confidential information
• Self-directed, creative, and flexible; able to problem-solve, multi-task, and adapt to changing priorities
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (advanced Excel skills) and Exchange, QuickBooks, payroll and accounting systems; familiarity with Tessitura or similar CRM database systems preferred
• Able to work as part of a high-functioning team, inspire and lead through example utilizing the skills, abilities, and passions of a diverse set of stakeholders to build relationships and advance the organization’s mission

The Director of Finance and Administration is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position. The Orlando Philharmonic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and comprised of accomplished musicians from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents more than 150 live performances of classical, popular, and chamber music in venues across Central Florida. Known for its artistic excellence and community collaboration, the Philharmonic reaches more than 70,000 children, youth and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, the Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts.
The Philharmonic owns, operates, and is renovating The Plaza Live, a multi-use venue with a 900-seat theater that also houses the orchestra’s administrative offices and rehearsal space. As a resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic will perform its primary subscription series concerts in Steinmetz Hall when it opens in 2020.

How to Participate

Application Instructions:
Send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Preference will be given to application materials received on or before July 28, 2017 and the position will be opened until filled. No phone calls please.

This opportunity has been submitted by Christopher Barton. The listing of the opportunity does not imply endorsement by the Division of Cultural Affairs or the Department of State. Contact Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with questions or for more information.