Sr. Director, Finance

Posted by
Film at Lincoln Center
New York, NY
Published 10 days ago

Job Title:

Sr. Director, Finance

Business Unit:




Reports to:

Executive Director




For over 50 years, Film at Lincoln Center has been dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture.

Film at Lincoln Center fulfills its mission through the programming of festivals, series, retrospectives, and new releases; the presentation of podcasts, talks, and special events; and the creation and implementation of artist initiatives. Since its founding in 1969, this nonprofit organization has brought the celebration of American and international film to the world-renowned Lincoln Center arts complex, making the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broad audience and ensuring that it remains an essential art form for years to come.



During this time of significant change, we are seeking a strategic, analytical, and entrepreneurial finance leader to join our team as Senior Director of Finance (SDF). Reporting to the Executive Director, and serving as a member of the executive team, the SDF will work closely with the entire senior staff regarding financial matters. The SDF will be responsible for driving Film at Lincoln Center’s overall financial strategy, creating business models, as well as managing all aspects of its financial operations. In addition to providing high level policy, technical, and financial advice to the Executive Director, the SDF makes policy decisions that impact the organization and its financial operations. The SDF also ensures that practices & procedures follow contractual requirements, budgetary constraints, and sound fiscal policies.



●     Directly manages the Finance Department (Staff Accountant)

o     Supervise the work of an Accountant in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, vendor relations and payroll processing

●     Creates and maintains all FLC budgets and financial systems; manage reporting, budgeting, cash management, compliance with GAAP, and other projects and tasks as directed

●     Oversees and aids in preparation of all financial reporting materials and metrics for the Board of Directors and management

●     Serves as the primary liaison to the Board of Directors on financial matters

●     Oversees all accounting activities to ensure the accurate and timely dissemination of financial internal reports in Trial Balance format

●     Responsible for accurate COA coding across all posted journals and verifies accuracy of the final monthly General Ledger.

●     Works with the Executive Team to develop strategies to achieve organizational goals

●     Oversees the processes and controls that govern FLC financial results and works with an outside accounting firm to produce annual audited financial statements

●     Develops comprehensive management tools that provide the feedback and data necessary for strategic decisions

●     Recommends short/long-term financial goals for the organization

●     Defines metrics and measurements that will quantify performance against goals and maintains a system for obtaining and reporting those metrics and measurements

●     Works with department heads to develop and monitor the capital equipment and improvement plans and provide financial management and support for budgeting plans

●     Provides regular financial reporting to the ED and department heads to allow for careful monitoring of income and expenses

●     Manages banking relationships

●     Oversees management of investment portfolio

●     Represents FLC at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts campus wide Finance, Legal, Security, Facilities, and other related meetings

●     Works with Director of Human Resources to manage relationships with health, pension, and life insurance entities

●     Liaison to labor, intellectual property, real estate, and other legal representatives on behalf of FLC

●     Works with external auditors during fieldwork to satisfy all information requests regarding trial balances, Balance Sheet reconciliations, confirmations, statistical sampling, and any miscellaneous requests

●     Establishes and maintains internal controls to verify the integrity of all systems, processes, and data



●     Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required; MBA or CPA preferred

●     8+ years of financial supervisory experience, preferably in a nonprofit


●     Team player who welcomes collaborative decision-making

●     Excellent analytical and forecasting skills

●     Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations

●     Proven ability to communicate clearly, confidently, and persuasively (both in writing and in-person)

●     Experience with investments (endowments a plus)

●     Strong leadership skills

●     Demonstrated ability to multitask and work well under pressure

●     Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge, Paylocity, Tessitura (Google Suite, a plus)

●     Non-profit and theater operations experience a plus


Job Title:

Sr. Director, Finance

Business Unit:




Reports to:

Executive Director




For over 50 years, Film at Lincoln Center has been dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 8, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 8, 2021
  • Education
    M.D. Required
  • Professional Level


Full benefits

Full benefits


70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, United States

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