Chief Financial Officer

Financial planning, accounting, and budgetary functions are the domain of the chief financial officer. This key senior management position analyzes the orchestra’s financial position, directs preparation of operational and capital budgets, and develops strategies to achieve short- and long-range financial goals. Reports on financial matters to senior management, department heads and board members, and also works with outside vendors and service providers such as legal counsel, auditors, and insurance agents. Interacts with human resources on contract negotiations. May also supervise IT operations. Position requires CPA, extensive finance experience, and familiarity with the financial needs of a nonprofit organization.


Within the finance department, the controller/bookkeeper manages and coordinates all accounting, budgeting, financial and tax reporting activities, such as preparation of monthly financial statements. Handles daily cash-flow issues and manages banking, insurance and investment relationships and auditing processes. Oversees preparation of budgets and the filing of tax returns and other compliance filings. Reports to the chief financial officer, but interacts with various departments on accounting and budget issues. Position requires CPA or equivalent and ability to work with both internal and external contacts.