Director, Finance at MoPOP / Employment
November 24, 2023
Organization Name: MoPOP
Organization Location: Seattle, WA
Job Title: Director, Finance
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Department: Finance + Compliance
Supervises: 2-5 Staff Members
Date Written/Revised: October 2023
Salary: $130,000 – $150,009.60
We’re really glad you’re thinking about joining the team at MoPOP! We believe pop culture is a universal language capable of building connections across a range of people, no matter our differences in race, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, education, socio-economic status, ethnicity, country of origin, or any other characteristic that makes us who we are. For more than twenty years, we have been showcasing how music, film, fashion, video games, sports, and more spark those connections and create a lasting cultural impact.
MoPOP provides both a physical space and an emotional and intellectual opportunity for people from any background to explore, find and build community, and recognize their own creative potential. This applies not only to our guests, but also to our staff — be it in designing an educational program to engage the next generation of creators, trying to reach a new audience with a marketing initiative, preserving an artifact in our collection, or providing excellent customer service to a visitor. If this sounds like something you’d be into, we’d love to hear from you!
MoPOP’s Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Our mission is to make creative expression a life-changing force by offering experiences that inspire and connect our communities. A nonprofit grounded in five core values — open arms, creative exchanges, light bulb moments, pursuing excellence, and excitement — MoPOP is actively committed to ongoing learning in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). In partnership with our community, we hope to also develop safe spaces for their application. This includes taking steps to continue increasing our awareness of institutional “-isms,” as well as uncovering and undoing the ways they show up in museum culture. We recognize this is a process that requires intentionality, energy, and resources, and we are developing a DEIA framework that can cultivate a work environment and museum experience that is truly welcoming for all.
We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that having staff, interns, and volunteers with diverse backgrounds enables us to better meet our mission and encourage BIPOC, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply. We acknowledge that our work to build safe spaces and better systems for traditionally marginalized groups is ongoing and will require constant vigilance and expect all MoPOP employees to be part of our DEIA journey.
MoPOP is seeking an innovative and process driven Director of Finance! Partnering with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Finance holds responsibility for the daily processes of the accounting department including financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. They supervise a team of accounting professionals, and work with the CFO to serve as a consultant for Senior Leadership and a resource to internal departments. This individual has a deep understanding of GAAP, FASB, and non-profit accounting and stays up to date on changes in these areas.
Essential Job Duties (additional duties as assigned):
Financial Excellence + Organizational Assessment
• Partner with CFO to facilitate the annual budgeting process across core business segments.
• Provide strategic recommendations to the CFO + CEO based on sound financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
• Analyze and interpret complex financial concepts; provide clear and concise summaries, visualizations and recommendations, and influence decision makers with facts supporting recommendations.
• Assess and implement process improvement opportunities to enhance the efficiency of the financial planning cycle; review current financial reporting documents and update to improve business decision-making across the organization.
• Formulate (and manage) financial planning models; provide analysis and recommendations related to strategic business and finance related issues.
• Provide analytical support and recommendations related to capital investments and project-level financial opportunities.
• Create and recommend financial and accounting policies and systems aligned with the mission of the Museum; provide clear interpretation and application, conduct continual reviews of all finance and accounting policies and stay abreast of current practices.
• Ensure compliance with all tax obligations, incorporation laws, non-profit status laws including 501(c) (3) regulations, and internal control procedures.
• Partner with People + Culture to ensure compliance and tax obligations on all Payroll and Benefits programs.
• Lead the internal team on conducting the annual audit and be the point person for work with our public accountants in generating Form 990.
• Facilitate preparation of financial information for the annual report.
• Oversee financial reporting related to both public and private grants.
Leadership + Team Management
• Oversee and provide leadership to the members of the Finance team.
• Working with the Accounting Manager, provide monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, long range forecasting models, detailed cash flow projections; create reports that summarize and forecast company business activity and financial position.
• Develop Finance department’s annual operational plan and manage key performance metrics.
• Set goals for Finance department members and manage and lead the team to full potential.
• Participate in community activities (e.g. internal events, external professional groups) on the institution’s behalf.
• Support our internal culture which inspires and empowers our staff to live our mission to its highest standards.
• Contribute to a consistent customer service standard across all departments.
• Work to ensure customer service is ingrained at the core of the team and is reflected outward to our guests and other staff.
• Commitment to participating in anti-racism work, learning about the ways institutional racism impacts the workplace, and supporting teammates in operationalizing DEIA strategies in the department.
• Eight (8) or more years of related experience, with four (4) or more years in a leadership role, growing and mentoring a team of Finance/accounting staff members.
• An advanced degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or a related field is preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of finance, financial planning, accounting practices and principles, risk management, and tax planning; experience with nonprofit entities preferred.
• Experience in public accounting and/or CPA license preferred.
• Excellent technical skills; ability to design and maintain complex financial planning models which create quality financial recommendations.
• Strong financial and business analysis skills; ability to stabilize and maximize financial assets.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to manage a continuous workflow in a high volume, multi-tasking environment.
• Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Board members, peers, staff members, and the general public.
• High proficiency with Excel; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Outlook. Great Plains accounting software experience a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment with a dynamic range of people.
This regular full-time position includes Medical/Vision insurance, Dental insurance, Life/AD&D/LTD insurance, 3.08 hours of accrued Vacation per bi-weekly pay period, Seattle Sick/Safe, 2-7 Floating Holidays dependent on hire date, 8 Company Holidays paid throughout the year, EAP, 401k plan with vested match schedule once eligible, and subsidized transportation benefits for Orca Pass or parking.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need reasonable accommodations during the application or hiring process.
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