Senior Vice President of Finance

Location: Topeka, KS
Date Posted: 12-12-2017
Company: Greater Topeka Partnership
Position: Senior Vice President of Finance
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours
Reporting Relationship: Chief Operating Officer
Primary Accountabilities:
The Senior Vice President (“SVP”) of Finance is responsible for maintaining the complete financial records and maintenance of the Greater Topeka Partnership (“GTP” or “Partnership”), GO Topeka, GTP Foundation, Visit Topeka, Downtown Topeka and other accounts as requested. The SVP of Finance is also responsible for advising the Partnership’s Executive Leadership and Board of Directors on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing new funding, as well as optimizing the fiscal arrangement of the Partnership. Additionally, this position directs the expenditure and collection of public and reserved funds by maintaining an accounting system and developing internal controls, policies and procedures in accordance with standard accounting procedures.
Major Duties:
  • Directs all financial strategies by providing financial expertise to the Partnership, to include making recommendations for improving operating efficiency and controlling/reducing operating costs.
  • Provides oversight of the Shared Service Agreements and expense allocations with the affiliated organizations.
  • Manages and develops department staff, including conducting performance appraisals, developing goals and providing feedback.
  • Oversees all internal accounting operations including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and deposits. Oversees the maintenance and reconciliation all accounts on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Develops strategies and tactics for achieving Partnership objectives.
  • Develops, implements and tracks the financial goals of the Partnership.
  • Develops and leads processes to create and manage the annual budgeting process and prepares final budget for presentation to the Partnership leadership.
  • Prepares, reviews and reconciles all monthly financial statements including the income statement, as well as the forecast and balance sheets.
  • Provides analysis and feedback to the Executive Leadership and Board of Directors regarding the monthly financial reports.
  • Provides financial analysis and planning as part of long-range strategic planning and budgeting.
  • Completes the year-end audit process including the review and approval all reconciliations, coordination of audit visits, responses to requests and monitoring and/or approval of the final audit process.
  • Leads the development and monitoring of effective internal controls over processing the centralized invoicing and accounts receivable function, including all invoicing and receipt for the Partnership, such as capital campaigns and dues and sponsorship revenue.
  • Presents financial statements and explanatory narratives for the Executive Leadership to reflect an accurate financial picture of the Partnership.
  • Collaborates with department heads to identify areas for revenue enhancements, cost savings, process improvement, improved communication flow and/or the necessity for documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Attends meetings when required and responds to questions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assists auditors in accessing information for audit.
  • Provides support to all Management Team as requested.
  • Responsible for other duties as deemed necessary for the successful operation of the office.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Financial Management required.
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of related accounting experience required.
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting principles preferred.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred.
  • Professional experience with creating financial statements.
  • Demonstrated experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process.
  • Strong computer and word processing skills, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, clients and the business community.
  • Ability to work efficiently with attention to detail and quality of work produced. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in setting priorities and organizing work load.
  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks and to perform a variety of administrative duties, such as typing, word processing, filing, faxing and processing paperwork. 
Physical Demands:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to read computer screens and mail, email, talk on the phone.
  • Ability to unpack and move supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends and attend events as required.
  • Resident of Shawnee County, or ability to relocate to the Shawnee County area.
Work Environment:
  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Interaction with staff and customers.
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