Job Opportunity – Director of Finance

Job Opportunity – Director of Finance

Position: Finance Director.

The Director of Finance (DOF) is responsible for all financial, accounting and business operations. DOF ensures that the organization utilizes effective accounting and compliance standards, processes and controls. DOF reports to the General & Artistic Director and is responsible for all accounting (general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, etc.), finance (budgeting and forecasting) and business functions.

Status: Full Time – Exempt
Reports To: General and Artistic Director
Supervises: N/A
Normal Hours: Monday – Friday (40 hours per week) on-site/hybrid. Often requires evening or weekend hours outside of regular business operations for performances and special events.


The mission of the New Orleans Opera Association (NOOA) is to provide the finest possible operatic performances within its means to the New Orleans Metropolitan Area, the State of Louisiana, and the River and Gulf Regions. The Association has recently recruited a new General and Artistic Director. The new Finance Director is an experienced nonprofit Finance Director with a drive to support a growing company and ambitious new leader.

• General Ledger Maintenance
• Accounts Payable
• Payroll
• Financial Statement Preparation
• Budgeting
• Treasury Functions
• Audit Support
• Insurance and Benefit Administration

Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

• Requires a comprehensive knowledge of accounting processes and operations, internal controls, and financial reporting.
• Must be able to prepare and interpret budgets and financial statements.
• Must possess strong communication and presentation skills.
• Requires the ability to work in a dynamic environment and to manage multiple priorities.
• Must have ability to take initiative and offer ideas and solutions that are creative and cost effective.
• A desire and willingness to mentor developing staff, to learn the financial specifics of a creative industry, an eye for business development and a positive approach are highly desirable.

• Requires a four-year college degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related field with Certification as a Public Accountant (CPA) being preferred.
• Requires a minimum of five (5) years of demonstrable experience functioning as a financial/ accounting professional with financial reporting and budget generation responsibility.
• Experience with nonprofit organizations is highly desirable.
• Experience defining financial and business requirements for technology purposes is highly desirable.


Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000 Annual
In addition, we provide an Employer paid benefits package that includes:
• Health insurance
• Dental/Vision insurance
• Group Life insurance
• Short and Long Term Disability
• 3% retirement match after one year of service.

The policy of NOOA is to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable workplace where all voices are valued and respected. No person will be unlawfully discriminated against in employment because of such individual’s race, color, religion, gender/sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or other protected status. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment.

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