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Chief Financial Officer

Company: Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

For over 100 years the Alameda County Fairgrounds has been a part of the community hosting live horse racing, over 250 events a year and an annual Fair that includes live concerts, tasting fests and cultural festivals that bring in nearly a half-million guests every summer. We are the Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association, a non-profit dedicated to managing the Fairgrounds. The Alameda County Fair team is driven to assure the long-term viability of the Fairgrounds, present an exceptional annual Fair and provide year-round opportunities that celebrate the heritage and diversity of our county. As employees, we strive to focus on our values-community, inclusive, excellence, collaborative, innovative, positive, environment and the celebration of our successes POSITION SCOPE: Chief Financial Officer Date Opened: May 5, 2022 Salary: $135,000 to $175,000 Position Scope The Chief Financial Officer will use financial expertise and analytic thinking to evaluate and maintain our organization---s financial health accurately. The CFO will have broad responsibility across the organization related to financial, human resources and legal functions. The CFO directs functions such as accounting, annual audits, tax compliance, monthly close processes, monthly reporting, forecasting, budgeting, long-range planning, modeling and ROI analysis. This hands-on role serves as the chief advisor to the CEO on organizational-wide policy issues and aligns business strategy with human resources strategy. The CFO is an integral part of the leadership team helping to develop and plan organizational goals. We are looking for a proactive, team-oriented leader who can thrive in a growing organization. An individual possessing extensive experience in directing and overseeing the financial, legal and human relations activities of an organization. You Will: Strategize --- Participate in creating the vision and strategy for the organization and ensure implementation of our vision and goals in finance and human resources --- Initiate development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes --- Support the organization by developing short and long-term financial goals --- Provide strong forward-looking analytical leadership --- Make recommendations to executive management and Board of Directors on all financial matters, budget, procurement and contracts --- Design financial models to benefit and evaluate different operational initiatives --- Develop forecasts, budgets and long-range plans to ensure alignment of proper resource allocation --- Identify capital requirements and secure financing --- Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash and investment position --- Provide financial strategy recommendations to the CEO --- Actively participate in the Strategic Management Team through leadership and mentoring Manage --- Partner with CEO and team to foster organizational culture and values --- Bring creativity and passion to the organization and possess a broad institutional perspective, which embraces change and innovation --- Prepare and direct annual budgets of $27 M incorporating input from each department --- Provide financial monitoring of multi-million dollar capital master plan and secure debt financing as required --- Implement strategies and systems to improve financial performance --- Provide ethical executive leadership and counsel to department managers --- Create and monitor KPIs to assess business performance in real-time --- Direct pension consultants and asset managers --- Identify and address potential financial risks for the organization --- Direct the overall financial plans and accounting practices --- Lead grant and contract management including designing proposals and business plans, negotiating contracts and awards, forecasting spending and providing decision support --- Direct and monitor assets management and inventories --- Provide leadership and management to the Accounting and Human Resources departments --- Set performance goals and provide timely and accurate performance feedback --- Guide and coordinate the integration of accounting systems and software including MAS 90, Paycom, EBMS, Yumapos point of sale systems, Saffire ticketing, ShoWorks and credit card terminals --- Supervise the accounting team in accounts payable, receivable, accruals, reconciliations and achieve a ten-day monthly close --- Steer human resources functions such as hiring, payrolls, taxes and benefits --- Determine the organization---s insurance, health care and benefit programs --- Manage annual reporting for County and State agencies --- Build relationships with organization and community leaders to drive better business performance --- Manage annual reporting for County and State agencies --- Direct third party legal counsel related to lawsuits, insurance claims, contracts, negotiations and risk assessment --- Coordinate annual third party audit and tax filings --- Oversee procurement policies and procedures and assure compliance --- Manage and procure ATM and cash-to-card vendors Analyze --- Establish and monitor proper operational and financial controls to ensure operating efficiency and financial health of our organization --- Provide timely, accurate and complete reports to executive management and the Board of Directors on the financial and administrative status of the organization --- Direct financial accountability for multiple business entities, such as off-track betting, live horse racing, RV campground and storage, year-round events program and the Fair --- Present data-driven trends to stakeholders to visualize projections to help drive business decisions --- Analyze cash flow projections regularly to ensure cash availability --- Prepare and analyze financial statements and profit and loss reports --- Prepare presentations for Board of Directors and committee meetings that effectively communicate the organization---s financial position You Will Bring: Experience/Education --- Master---s degree in Finance, Business or related field, CPA or equivalent education and experience --- 10 years of Finance experience, 5 years must be in a managerial capacity --- Experience working as a financial leader in a 501(c)3 non-profit organization helpful --- Experience with grant management useful Knowledge --- Knowledge of management and organizational leadership principles and practices --- Working knowledge of GAAP and other regulatory standards in accordance with financial management techniques and practices --- Working knowledge of point of sale systems, credit card terminals and related banking processes Skills and Abilities --- Skill in strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to lead teams in building complex models --- Excellent communication skills and techniques in writing reports, creating presentation slides and presenting data --- Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of data to identify and present meaningful observations and recommendations --- Aptitude to take initiative, work collaboratively, exercise sound judgment, make decisions and solve problems to achieve shared goals --- Ability to be self-directed, take ownership and see projects to completion in a timely manner --- Advanced skills in Excel required --- Expertise in developing people and building teams --- Proven leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve --- Excellent negotiating skills --- Ability to sit for extended periods, walk outdoors in hot weather, and occasionally lift and carry 15 lbs. --- Ability to work outside the normal business hours as demanded by events and programs --- Ability to travel for industry-related business development and conferences Please attach resume and cover letter

Keywords: Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center, Redwood City , Chief Financial Officer, Executive , Pleasanton, California

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