The New York Botanical Garden is an advocate for the plant kingdom. The Garden pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections arranged in gardens and landscapes across its National Historic Landmark site; through its comprehensive education programs in horticulture and plant science; and through the wide-ranging research programs of the International Plant Science Center. The Botanical Garden has an annual budget of over $60 million dollars.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Associate Vice President will have primary overall responsibility for monitoring, reporting, and assisting the President and COO to manage the state of the institutions financial health. He/she will be responsible for developing and monitoring the Gardens operating and capital budgets; tracking NYBGs long-range plans; and working with other departments to prepare and track business plans which are derived from the revenue goals of the long-range plan. He/she will oversee the Financial Services Department which is comprised of budgeting, accounting, accounts payable and receivables, payroll, grants management, investments, capital debt financing, and cash management.
The AVP will manage the Gardens operating budget; oversee the annual audit; track and report on the institutions investment activities, serving as the Gardens primary liaison with its investment managers; oversee the development of business plans and reconciliation processes with primary revenue generators; ensure compliance with government regulations with respect to government grants and contracts; manage the Gardens insurance program; generate recurring and ad hoc financial analyses; review and execute contracts; oversee financial information systems; serve as the interdepartmental team leader for special projects; and provide staff support for the Board of Managers Investment, Budget and Audit committees.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and innovative leader with at least five years managerial experience, preferably in financial management and with institution-wide scope in a non-profit organization. He/she must have strong writing, presentation, and financial modeling skills; a working knowledge of GAAP and FASB; and strong management, analytical, problem solving, and people skills. CPA certification is not required.
Qualified candidates should send or e-mail resume, letter of interest and three references to:
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10458
The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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