Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to help lead our organization and further our vision to make Annapolis and Anne Arundel County one of the top tourism destinations in Maryland. If you are a dynamic, strategic, and forward-thinking nonprofit leader, we invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Position Summary: The Director of Finance and Administration will serve as a strategic partner and advisor to the Executive Director, Staff, and Board of Directors on matters pertaining to the business strategy, financial planning, and reporting of VAAAC. The Director of Finance & Administration will oversee audits, budgets, accounting/finance, contract management, HR and will work closely with the Executive Director on management and operational matters. The Director of Finance & Administration will provide leadership and direction to ensure financial controls, the development of relevant accounting, HR, and operational information, accurate accounting and HR systems, and timely financial and operational plans. This is a good fit for an entrepreneurial leader and “roll up your sleeves” manager. You will have the opportunity to make a significant difference in the life of this important quasi-government organization.
Successful candidates for the position will need to demonstrate the following:
Thrive on maintaining sound financial and accounting systems to drive growth for existing brands and programs.
Enjoy tracking complex contracts and grants.
Love creating new initiatives that increase profitability, improve operating efficiency, and enhance the visitor experience.
Enjoy collaborating with staff across the organization.
Motivated by completing projects that benefit VAAAC.
Excel at implementing and reporting accurate and compliant financial and HR systems and processes.
Take proactive measures to develop business solutions to meet visitor and VAAAC goals.
Develop and communicates financial vision and strategy.
Oversee all financial functions including accounting, tax, credit/collections, audit, risk management, budgeting, and FP&A.
Oversee short and long term financial health of organization, including developing reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
Partner across all business units to increase financial transparency in management reporting and business line performance.
Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization.
Optimize business performance and planning.
Serve as liaison for the Board of Directors Finance Committee.
Financial Planning and Reporting:
Ensure timely and accurate business/financial reports and plans; presents them to the Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and Board of Trustees.
Direct preparation of fiscal records and financial plans, policies, and reports.
Direct budget review process.
Direct preparation of annual operating and business fiscal plans.
Conduct internal audits as needed.
Direct oversight of audits, works closely with the Finance Committee.
Coordinate quarterly meetings of the Finance Committee.
Communicate results of audits to the Board.
Work with external auditors.
Coordinate annual performance appraisal schedule.
Process payroll and benefits according to bi-weekly pay schedules.
Ensure payroll, benefits, and other HR matters are handled in accordance with state and federal law.
Handle day-to-day employee relations matters for the organization.
Ensure career development and training opportunities are available for staff.
Oversee and deliver recommendations to Board and Board committees regarding financials, audit matters, and strategic initiatives.
Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or business administration required.
CPA (Maryland) with prior public accounting experience preferred.
8-10+ years of progressively responsible finance, accounting, and team management work experience, preferably in a non-profit finance environment.
Advanced Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook).
Experience with financial accounting and HRIS systems required.
Experience with nonprofit organizations preferred, experience with 501(c)6 desired.
Ability to work with executive and Board teams to solve complex and operational scenarios.
Ability to translate complex financial complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels.
Ability to effectively lead an organization an identify and implement improvements.
Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentation on controversial or complex topics to the Board, outside investors, and other external organizations.
Able to perform in a team-oriented environment.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize.
Knowledge of tourism, hospitality, economic development, and related issues for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
Strong analytical skills and experience with implementing evidence-based, outcome-driven programs.
Additional Salary Information: VAAAC offers competitive benefits: Health insurance, Retirement with match, generous paid time off, parking, and much more!
About Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County (VAAAC) is a nonprofit, membership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) that generates revenues for the local economy by promoting Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and the Chesapeake Bay to leisure and business travelers across the country and around the world. As the county Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), we execute strategic marketing and sales campaigns that position our portfolio of brands to key markets encouraging first-time and repeat visitation to the county. Our strategy combines multi-channel advertising, inbound marketing campaigns, direct sales initiatives, and continued media relationship nurturing.