Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position will be posted Open until Filled, however, to ensure consideration, please apply by June 25, 2017.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Henry is internationally recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Through individual experiences with art, we inspire visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections.
We have an outstanding opportunity for a part-time 90% FTE Associate Director, Finance & Operations to be responsible for leading financial planning and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. Reporting to the Director of The Henry Art Gallery, the Director of Finance & Operations works with the Director's team, which includes the Director, Deputy Director of External Relations, Deputy Director of Exhibitions, Collections & Programs, and the Human Resources Manager. This position is the staff liaison to the finance committee of the board. This position supervises the Facilities Manager, Bookkeeper, and System Administrator.
Financial planning and management
Prepare all financial statement and reports. Analyze and present financial position and performance.
Ensure compliance with laws and regulations.
Ensure effective internal control system is operating.
Design, implement, and oversee budgeting and financial management policies and procedures.
Provide guidance to staff on financial management systems.
Oversee, review, and revise financial information systems.
Monitor University of Washington allocation and expenditures.
Monitor investments and cash reserves.
Oversee banking relationship.
Oversee annual audit.
Prepare and submit all required filings (IRS 990, 5500, State of Washington filings, etc.).
Staff the Finance Committee of the Board.
Attend professional conferences and seminars to keep current on changing regulations affecting not for profit organization.
Operations, Information Technology, and Administration
Monitor laws and regulations for not for profit organizations; ensure compliance as needed.
Act as liaison with UW on administrative and personnel issues.
Oversee insurance relationship (other than art insurance).
Review contracts and agreements.
Respond to surveys (AAMD, Census, etc.).
Monitor effectiveness of administrative systems and suggest revisions as necessary.
Supervise System Administrator.
Supervise Facilities Manager.
Attend Finance, Board, and Executive Committee meetings.
Maintain membership in Washington Society of CPAs.
Other duties as assigned.
Certified Public Accountant designation preferred
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration required
Strong and demonstrated finance/accounting experience in a not-for-profit organization with increasing levels of responsibilities (typically more than 5 years' experience)
Comprehensive and expert knowledge of accounting concepts and procedures, internal controls, FASB, and GAAP
Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and finance including experience with fund-based accounting, temporarily and permanently restricted net assets, etc.
Knowledge of current trends in the not-for-profit field
Experience monitoring and ensuring compliance with organizational policy, applicable laws and regulations, and finance/accounting/management best practices
Experience evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls
Expert proficiency with MS Excel and Financial Edge (or comparable system); proficiency with MS Office; ability to design and work with complicated spreadsheet applications with large quantity of data with accuracy
Experience in managing and preparing materials for audit; experience in preparing materials for Form 990 tax returns; experience in risk management administration
Well-honed ability to independently anticipate and analyze situations, define problems and objectives, recognize viable alternatives and formulate solutions, with the ability to be flexible and adaptable and revise strategies as necessary; demonstrated ability to interpret economic conditions and anticipate the impact on the organization
General knowledge of HR practices, laws, and regulations
Detail oriented with excellent analytical, planning, and organizational skills; able to multitask, and prioritize work to meet deadlines
Experience and success in managing staff, including training, delegation, developing scope of work, establishing goals and standards, supervision, and evaluation
Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to research, assimilate, and analyze information; and convey data and concepts clearly and effectively to widely varying audiences
Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate and interact positively and effectively with people at different levels within and outside the organization; patience, flexibility, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humor
Proven ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
Demonstrated ability to interact with a Board of Directors, committee members, and senior management in a candid, effective, and responsive manner.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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