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The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a senior-level position
responsible for directing the organization’s entire range of
financial activities, including treasury, budgeting, accounting,
and reporting functions, in support of the Center’s mission. The
CFO is an integral colleague od the Executive Director/CEO and has
the knowledge and ability to continue critical functions of the
Center in the absence of the Executive Director/CEO. The position
works directly with the Board Finance Committee for the evaluation
of all operational and strategic issues affecting the financial
well-being of the institution to ensure the financial alignment of
museum priorities with available resources.
- Directs and coordinates annual and multi-year budget process in
support of department workplan requirements, and coordinates budget
decisions with management.
- Prepares internal and external financial statements.
- Prepares and files annual IRS and other governmental documents
including Form 990, Form 990-T, 5500, and the annual governmental
indirect cost rate application
- Develops forecasting models and involves appropriate
departments to assist management planning for future exhibitions,
products, and services.
- Oversees annual independent audit
- Manages payroll and accounting functions, ensuring efficient
systems, processes, and controls.
- Responsible for the management of the museum's insurance
requirements including the process of competitive reviews and
- Serves as staff liaison to the Finance Committee and Audit
Committee of the Board of Trustees.
- Serves as fiscal point of contact for the Board of
- Assures fiduciary compliance and files updates licensing and
regulatory agencies, including license renewals.
- Ensures review of museum's legal concerns including contracts
and takes appropriate action with Board and legal advisors.
- Takes a leadership role in partnership with the CEO for the
continuous enhancement of efficient, responsive, and transparent
financial processes and reporting capabilities, including key
- Designs, staffs, and conducts special projects that improve
information flow and integrity, maximize process efficiencies,
augment decision making, and strengthen regulatory compliance.
- Produce monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and
other special financial reports for CEO, staff, and Board of
Trustees accurate, timely, useful information in multiple media
- Serves as the primary liaison for all financial
advisors/service providers. Monitors balances in financial and
- Collaborates with museum staff on projects and/or
- Anticipates and adapts to the organization’s financial
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills for creative
solutions at a high level of strategy.
- Proficient in database and accounting computer application
- Strong written and verbal communication skills applied to
effective and professional interactions with diverse stakeholders,
including staff, Board, clients, and community members.
- Demonstrated experience as a proactive and adaptable leader,
manager, and colleague.
- Able to evaluate data quickly and effectively.
- Director of Operations
- Director of Human Resources
- Information Technology Manager
- Accounting Staff
Required Education and Experience:
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification required; MBA
- Ten years’ experience in accounting, finance, treasury,
insurance, contracts, and budgeting.
- Five years’ experience managing general business operations in
a complex environment.
- Advanced knowledge of financial reporting, regulatory
requirements, and not-for-profit budgeting, management and
accounting policies and procedures, including FASB 116 and
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
- Buffalo Bill Center of the West provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender,
sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability,
gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the
military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion,
termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence,
compensation, and training.