• Director of Finance, Neighborhood Music School

    Posted: 11/12/2020

    Director of Finance, Neighborhood Music School
    Department: Finance
    Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Executive Director
    Pay Status: Salaried, Full-Time, and Exempt
    General Job Description: The Director of Finance (“DoF”) is a collaborative, hands-on leader responsible for the financial business management of Neighborhood Music School (“NMS”). As a member of the leadership team, the DoF is a thought partner for the Executive Director in strategic decision-making and must have a deep belief in the NMS mission: “To deepen the human experience and build connections through the learning, practice and presentation of the performing arts.”
    The DoF oversees accounting & audit, financial planning, information technology, data management, and employment, payroll, and benefits administration. The DoF continually evaluates best industry practices in comparison to internal systems and needed resources, with an eye toward both future needs and budget realities. This position works closely with the ED and Board to uphold fiduciary, risk management and compliance responsibilities for NMS. Currently, the DoF manages an administrative team that includes a staff accountant, a billing/financial aid coordinator, and outside vendors, including IT, health benefits, audit, insurance, and legal.
    Key Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Enthusiasm for the mission of Neighborhood Music School;
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in financial management and/or accounting, with practical hands-on bookkeeping experience;
    • Well-versed in the principles of fund accounting and non-profit management;
    • Knowledge of employee benefits administration and human resource compliance;
    • Bachelor’s degree required.  MBA and/or CPA preferred;
    • A commitment to lifelong learning, and to continual improvement based on best practices.
    Please submit your cover letter and resume, including range of salary requirements, to:
    jobs@nmsnewhaven.org.  Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
    For detailed job description, visit our website: https://nmsnewhaven.org/about/jobs-and-internships-2/