Director of Finance

Position Summary

Creative Pinellas, the nonprofit Local Arts Agency for Pinellas County, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Finance. The Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing all business functions and financial processes and procedures of the organization, including the creation and management of annual budgets, revenue, and expenses, financial reporting, supervision of bookkeeping and accounts payable/accounts receivable, and the annual audit. It is also responsible for working with the CEO to develop and implement financial strategies to ensure the economic wellbeing of the organization. The role offers a finance-oriented professional the opportunity to maximize and strengthen the financial operations of a well-respected, innovative and impactful nonprofit arts organization.

The Organization

Creative Pinellas is a 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organization (established in 2011) with a $1.8M operating budget, and six full-time and two part-time staff members. The organization manages a 10,000 square-foot gallery (former arts museum) runs an arts-business incubator, and has awarded grants to over 180 professional and emerging artists ($825,000), sent over 200 artists and arts leaders to the Co.Starters business program, partnered with the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team on an artists’ poster series, with the County on mural programs, and with the area foundations on arts and mental health. Creative Pinellas has also launched and manages multiple digital properties, including a high-tech, user-friendly app (Arts Navigator) that connects tourists to their perfect arts experience. It is in excellent fiscal condition due to strategic budget management and strong local government support.

The Community

Located on the Gulf of Mexico, with miles and miles of white sand beaches, Pinellas County is home to an arts, cultural and creative community responsible for over $1.8B in revenue and accounting for over 5% of the county’s economic impact and jobs. Anchored by St. Petersburg in the South; home to seven internationally recognized museums, including the Dali and the Chihuly collection; by Tarpon Springs with its famous Sponge Docks and bronze sculptures in the north; and the walkable arts communities of Dunedin and Safety Harbor in between; Pinellas County is a diverse and dynamic community with a rich history of arts and culture with over 100 active arts and cultural institutions and more than 400 professional artists in all genres.

Responsibilities

  • Administration and financial management of the organization, including financial analysis, creation, presentation, and management of the annual budget.
  • Enhancement of financial reporting systems and delivery of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for review
  • Oversight of all accounting functions (outside bookkeeper, accounts payable, reporting systems, annual audit, grants administration, payroll, credit card responsibilities, onboarding, etc.) to ensure financial stability and integrity, compliance with the approved use of funds, government regulations, GAAP standards, regulatory requirements, and rules for non-profits.
  • Strategic and hands-on leadership over all financial reports and data on financial issues impacting the organization.
  • Development/updating of financial processes and procedures to effectively address the organization’s growth, challenges, and needs.
  • Evaluation/update and maintenance of document management and other information/technology systems to increase organizational efficiency
  • Supervision and oversight of staff and systems integral to the financial health of the organization and the team.
  • Ability to encourage and generate a culture of teamwork, collaboration, and innovation
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