Director of Finance

Job Type

Full Time




2155 Front Street
United States


This full-time position ensures sound financial management for the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX). Slated to open in April 2018 in downtown Meridian, Mississippi, The MAX will be a statewide asset with a mission to recognize and honor legendary artists through hands-on exhibits that use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic methods to educate, inform, and entertain visitors. The Director of Finance will lead all finance and accounting functions of The MAX, including functional responsibility over accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll. The Director of Finance reports to the President & CEO. The start date for this position is January 2018.


  • Supervises all accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, chart of accounts and general ledger, ensuring compliance with state regulatory requirements
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports in a timely manner
  • Prepares the required reports and budgets for Finance Committee and Board meetings
  • Working with the CEO and other directors, prepares annual budget and reviews financial plans
  • Manages The MAX organizational cash flow and forecasting
  • Manages and monitors Lines of Credit, maintaining relationships with creditors and banks
  • Oversees grant project budgets assuring they align with grant contract
  • Oversees annual audit process by organizing financial records for use by the auditing firm
  • Interfaces with City, County and State agencies on financial matters and prepares and submits required financial requests and reports
  • Supervises the Bookkeeper/Comptroller
  • Monitors all ticket sales revenue, museum store revenue and expenses, and revenue generated from facility rentals, program fees, donations, memberships, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA, MPA and/or CPA preferred
  • Experience as part of a senior leadership team with 5-10 years of managerial experience
  • Thorough and working knowledge of non-profit accounting including, but not limited to:
  • Fund accounting
  • Unrestricted, Temporarily Restricted and Permanently Restricted net assets
  • Unrelated Business Income and How to Identify It and Set Up Cost Centers
  • Accrual vs. Cash basis accounting
  • Donor restricted contributions, pledges and reconciliations
  • State and Federal charity and tax filings
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word and Excel
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and follow-through skills

  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance; may be required to work on occasional weekends and evenings in support of special events
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong work ethic and high ethical character


Medical, Dental, Vision insurance. Other benefits to follow at later date.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

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