Director of Finance

Mission:  The Auditorium Theatre, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.

 The Auditorium Theatre thrives on the shared humanity that the performing arts provides. We are at our best when our leadership, partnerships, and the work we present on our stage reflects the world around us and the audiences that walk through our doors. Core to this belief is a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. We are dedicated to leveraging the transformative power of the arts to fully become the Theatre for the People.

Position Summary
The Director of Finance is a senior management position that consistently interprets, implements, and supports Auditorium policy and organization goals.  They foster collaboration and support professional growth amongst their team. The Director of Finance is responsible for ensuring consistent implementation of controls and procedures in related to finance. The position prepares financial, investment, and tax reporting of the organization. The Director of Finance works with the CFO on matters pertaining to reporting, budgets, analysis, and forecasting. The Director of Finance ensures the timeliness and accuracy of the work of the department by managing the workflow. Primary inter-departmental liaison.

Major Areas of Responsibilities

-Responsible for traditional month-end activities including reconciliations with an emphasis on moving toward real-time reporting. Prepares production-related settlements and accounts for or performs detail review of accounting for investment, revenue, and payable activities for the organization with support from Finance Manager. Follow up and resolution to all issues related to these functions.

-Prepares and reports all tax and compliance related reporting such as Form 990, amusement tax, sales tax, and other compliance requirements with support from Finance Manager as needed.

-Special projects and requests as needed such as internal reporting and grant reporting.

-This position supervises 1 team member.

5 – 7 years

Relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities is the most important qualification of this position.

-Strong knowledge of GAAP

-Strong knowledge of internal control procedures

-Strong knowledge of not-for-profit accounting, reporting, and compliance

-Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills

-Demonstrated commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA).

-Strong process improvement abilities

Salary Range/Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision benefits available. Other benefits includes paid time-off and holidays, a flexible work schedule, and complimentary tickets to select performances.

To Apply
All candidates must complete an application through Roosevelt University – please click here.

The Auditorium Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.