Director of Finance & Administration
Boston Lyric Opera - Boston, MA

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Boston Lyric Opera is seeking a Director of Finance & Administration to manage the company's day-to-day operations in finance, administration, human resources, and technology to ensure a financially strong and disciplined organization; work with the senior management team on departmental planning, budgets, human resources, use of technology, and other strategic matters; and to be the primary liaison to the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board.

Responsibilities: ñ

Finance: Manage finance and accounting staff; financial accounting and reporting; all banking, financing, investment, and insurance relationships and contracts; audit relationship and process. Create budgets for G&A, staffing, depreciation, and capital expense. Assist department heads with department budgets, monthly updates, and analysis. Prepare annual operating budget and cash flow projections. Work closely with chairs of Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees and other Board members. ñ

Administration: Manage administrative staff; relationships, negotiations, and contracts for legal counsel and office space, theatre, and warehouse rental, and equipment leases. Lead the coordination of internal workflows, processes, and controls to insure interdepartmental integration, efficiency, and effectiveness and the appropriate allocation of human, financial, technology, and other resources to support organizational priorities. Administer internal processes including purchasing, recordkeeping, office assignments. ñ

Human Resources: Manage human resources program (employee handbook, policies, and practices) to meet legal requirements and organizational needs; payroll services and employee benefits contracts. Develop and support consistent and effective communications among staff, board, and volunteers. ñ

Technology: Direct company technology plans and relationships with technology partners ñ

Strategic Planning: Participate with General & Artistic Director and other senior management on development, execution, and support of organizational and department strategies. ñ

Other: Execute special projects as assigned.

Qualifications : ñ

At least 10 years experience in a senior financial position or equivalent level in an organization with a $5 million or larger budget, preferably a nonprofit organization funded by contributions, grants, and earned revenues. ñ

MBA or CPA preferred ñ

Significant experience in nonprofit accounting, technology system management, and high growth businesses ñ

Demonstrated leadership ability; team management and interpersonal skills; written and oral communication skills; analysis, resource and budget management; and strategic planning.

Personal/professional exposure to the arts, music, and opera in particular is strongly preferred

About this company
The mission of Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) is to produce artistically excellent productions of a diverse repertoire that entertain and inspire...