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Business Manager - Children's Theatre of Charlotte

Company: Armstrong McGuire
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Ask yourself--- Do you believe in the power of theatre to inspire wonder and promote exploration? Are kindness, empathy, and sympathy important to you? Do you want to work in an organization that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity? Are you ready to see your efforts strengthen an organization that places children at its center?Are you a hands-on finance professional looking to apply your skills in a more meaningful way? Do you understand the nuts and bolts of financial management? Does the combination of hands-on and strategic practice excite you? Are you looking to advance your career into a position of leadership?Are you Children's Theatre of Charlotte's next Business Manager? If you answered "yes" to the above, read on At Children's Theatre of Charlotte, we create exceptional theatre experiences, inspiring generations to explore the wonder of their world. Through our high-quality productions, unparalleled education programs and inspired community outreach initiatives, we aspire to serve all young people in our community.Children's Theatre of Charlotte is seeking a like-minded Business Manager to serve as an expert advisor to senior leadership and provide forward-looking financial planning and daily responsibility for our accounting and finance functions in alignment with the Theatre's mission, goals, and budget. What will you do as Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Business Manager? Reporting to the Managing Director, the Business Manager provides forward-looking financial planning and daily management of our finance, accounting, and administrative functions in alignment with the Theatre's mission, goals, budget, and operational needs. The ideal candidate will have excellent financial experience, exemplary communication skills, a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a passion for theatre.As a vital member of our Finance/Administration Team, our Business Manager provides hands-on leadership and is directly responsible for the management of several key accounting and reporting functions, including payroll administration, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, internal controls, and compliance with contractual documents and government regulations. The Business Manager works closely with the Managing Director to maintain and monitor accounting controls and procedures; ensure accurate entries, allocations, classifications, tracking, and reporting of activities.Children's Theatre of Charlotte's Business Manager will:+ Actively manage and oversee all accounting and payroll operations/activities, ensuring that these systems are accurate, efficient, and in accordance with professional accounting practices and governmental regulations. Provide the Managing Director with critical updates and insight on financial and operational activities that require immediate or special attention to stay on budget, on schedule and compliant. + In collaboration with the Managing Director, develop and manage multi-year and annual budgeting process, working with all departments to develop departmental budgets, expenditure projections, cash flow projections, and year-end projections. This includes facilitating deadlines, team discussions, analyses, and developing multiple scenarios.+ Prepare and present accurate and timely financial reports for the Managing Director, Finance Committee and Board of Directors to monitor the budget and address current issues.+ Manage and oversee the payroll and retirement fund administration, in collaboration with the HR Manager and Staff Accountant, ensuring accuracy, efficiency and in compliance with professional accounting practices and governmental regulations.+ Establish, monitor, and maintain accounting controls and procedures; ensure all financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures and all financial reporting deadlines are met.+ Oversee and support the financial relationship with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (CML), including shared revenue, expenses, and capital needs. Serve on the ImaginOn Management Committee, providing budget information prepared in conjunction with the CML Finance Director.+ Prepare annual financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and coordinate the annual independent financial statement audit, adhering to all deadlines. Lead, coordinate and ensure timely submission of all federal and state income and payroll tax returns and regulatory filings.+ In collaboration with the Managing Director, provide oversight of and accounting for the endowment fund pledges and investments. Maintain the relationship with the Investment Manager and facilitate communication between Finance Committee and the Investment Manager.+ Provide support and accounting for restricted funds designated for specific programs. Prepare or review financial information and reports for new grant submission, reports for grants received and final reports.+ Manage the organization's insurance policies including not but limited to general liability, workers compensation insurance, directors & officers' insurance. Manage the worker compensation review and audit in partnership with the auditors and department managers.+ In collaboration with the Managing Director and Finance Committee, plan, review, approve, and track all capital expenditures and appropriate depreciation.+ Supervise, direct, manage and engage the Staff Accountant, including monitoring performance and assigning duties and responsibilities. Key lived experiences, attributes, and skill sets sought in the Business Manager The successful candidate will have a passion for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's mission with a willingness to both fully understand the inner workings of a theatre for young audiences that is constantly innovating, and lead in support of our programming, goals, and mission.The ideal candidate will possess a strong understanding of financial management, accounting, payroll, and budgeting; the ability to work closely with the others in collaboration and with a team mentality; and the capacity to manage a high-functioning finance team in running an efficient, effective, responsive accounting, budgeting, and reporting operation.+ Proactive, creative, flexible mindset with the ability to quickly adapt to the evolving needs of a growing organization. A smart and confident decision maker who operates with integrity, collaborates with sincerity, and counsels with affability.+ Passion for Children's Theatre of Charlotte's mission. A willingness to both fully understand the inner workings of a theatre for young audiences that is constantly innovating, and lead in support of our programming, goals, and mission.+ A listener who analyzes complex situations and helps to build consensus. An open mind that asks questions, learns from others, and brings a "Let's see how we can do it" approach to problem solving.+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field (e.g., accounting, finance, or business).+ Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)+ Expert at using a variety of apps and digital tools to accomplish tasks. This includes individual apps such as those in the Microsoft Suite and Google Suite, as well as full- scale Accounting and Payroll/HRIS systems software. QuickBooks experience a plus.+ Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as outstanding problem-solving abilities. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.+ An ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate+ Excellent interpersonal communication and experience in collaborating with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. An available and responsive department manager to internal and external constituents.+ Strong integrity and work ethic, as well as a commitment to professional excellence, fiduciary duty, and discretion. Why Children's Theatre of Charlotte? Children's Theatre of Charlotte is a pillar of wonder and culture in the Charlotte community and has grown to become one of the top theatres and education organizations for young people in the United States. For almost 75 years, Children's Theatre of Charlotte has provided unique experiences for children and families with technically imaginative productions and wide-ranging education programs. In a normal year, we serve over 250,000 young people and their families.Our work is only realized on our stages, in our classrooms, and in our community when we thoughtfully curate a team of creative and cohesive collaborators and unique partnerships.Children's Theatre of Charlotte is committed to our mission and The Kindness Project that is at the heart of our work. Children have the right to explore the wonder of their world safely and confidently. We must all work together to have sympathy, create empathy, and be kind. We are proud to be an organization where a diverse mix of talented, committed, and enthusiastic people gather to do their best work. As we inspire generations to explore the wonder of our world, we desire to see the diversity and amazing, expanding tapestry of this world and community reflected in all our programming, behind the scenes, and in our team members, board, and volunteers.We recognize theatre as a means of holding up a mirror to society, and that all people's race, ethnicity, culture, uniqueness, background, and beliefs should be celebrated and reflected onstage, on staff, and in the audience. We are proud to deepen our commitment to the movement for equity, diversity, and inclusion with the knowledge that we cannot do it alone and will dedicate time, talent and resources necessary to ensure a more inclusive future at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Read more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.Want to know more? Visit Children's Theatre of Charlotte's website at Think you are the Business Manager at Children's Theatre of Charlotte? The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $70,000. Children's Theatre of Charlotte offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes paid time off; medical, life, long term disability and vision; voluntary dental, short term disability; and a 403(b) retirement plan.To apply, click on the link to the Business Manager - Children's Theatre of Charlotte position profile at You will see instructions for uploading your compelling cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and professional references. Please provide all requested information to be considered. In case of any technical problems, contact No phone calls, please, and no applications will be accepted by email or directly from third-party posting sites (such as Indeed, LinkedIn, etc.).Powered by JazzHR

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