Vice President of Finance

Division / Title
Finance / Vice President of Finance

Reporting relationship
Chief Executive Officer

Job Summary
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Finance is responsible for overseeing LMC’s financial interests and day-to-day operations. This individual will assist the CEO with high-level organizational decisions and strategy. The VP of Finance is responsible for LMC’s fiscal activities, including annual budgeting,  planning, reporting, and auditing; and will identify and address financial risks and opportunities, supervise  financial reporting and departmental budgeting, evaluate financial activities for efficiency and effectiveness, and coordinate with the CEO and leadership team in the implementation of LMC’s Strategic Plan.

Core Responsibilities
Serve as part of LMC’s leadership team to develop, implement, and enforce an organizational financial plan and strategy that supports LMC strategic objectives.

Manage and oversee accounting and finance functions of the organization; plan, direct, control,  implement, evaluate, monitor, and forecast budgets in each department to achieve financial  objectives.

Directly supervise accounting staff.

Define and implement key performance indicators and strategic objectives for the organization  and facilitate implementation and measurement of those objectives.

Develop, in coordination with executives and programmatic department heads, LMC annual budget.

Partner with department heads to ensure implementation of and adherence to annual budget.

Provide sound financial guidance and advice to the CEO, other senior managers, and  program directors.

Provide financial reporting to the CEO, other senior managers, Chairman of the Board,  and Chair of the Finance Committee.

Responsible for identifying and managing business risks and insurance requirements.

Seek opportunities to reduce organizational costs and enhance mission critical objectives.

Maintain knowledge of developments and trends in finance and administration.

Ensure compliance with federal, state, local, and organizational laws, regulations, guidelines, and  best practices, including but not limited to tax laws, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), federal acquisition regulations (FAR), and cost accounting standards (CAS).

Oversee external accounting, auditing, and investment firms and other contracted services.

Ensure availability of adequate and appropriate equipment, staffing, and systems; recommend  new or additional staffing and services when necessary.

Other duties as assigned.


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance required; MBA preferred.
Minimum 8-10 years of experience in finance or accounting required; experience in not-for-profit accounting is highly desirable.
Thorough and demonstrated knowledge of tax laws and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) required.
Proficiency with QuickBooks and other accounting software required.
Management and supervisory experience required.
CPA certification is a plus.

About Us
Founded in 1983, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a leading cultural attraction in South Florida that provides  open access to all guests. Today the Center is a global leader in the research, rehabilitation, and protection of  sea turtles, serving our broader mission to promote ocean ecosystem conservation. Annually we reach 900,000  guests with our transformational education programs and partner with nearly 100 organizations across six  continents and 16 countries in ocean conservation. In early 2022, we opened a new 27,500 square-foot  campus that greatly expands our exhibition, education, and convening space and doubles our medical facilities.

Physical Demands + Work Environment 
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to  successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable  individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the  employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or  hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or  balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This position may involve working outdoors in Florida, often in  hot and humid conditions, and at events that extend into evening and weekend hours.

Notes 
This is a salaried and exempt full-time position. The successful incumbent may be required to perform tasks beyond the  scope of this job description as requested by the supervisor. All team members, including newly hired,  transferred and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory  3-month period. After satisfactory completion of the introductory evaluation, such team members will be  evaluated on an annual basis. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be  performed by this employee. This recruitment may be used to select candidates for additional open positions.

To Apply
Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to HR@marinelife.org.