ChamberMaster Template

Find What You're Looking For

Finance Manager

Sunset Cultural Center, Inc.
Job Description
Sunset Cultural Center
Finance Manager – Part time 
Supervision and Oversight: This position supervises the Bookkeeper & reports to the Managing Director.

As the Central Coast's premier performing arts organization, Sunset Cultural Center presents live music, dance, theatre, comedy, and family events. With multiple performance venues, meeting spaces, an art gallery, and more, SCC is the source for culture and community, serving the communities of the Monterey Peninsula.

Role: The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the financial activities of the organization, including financial analysis and planning, accounting operations and reporting, budgeting and external audits. S/he establishes or improves upon the organization’s financial policies and procedures. The Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance of 
the financial functions. Additionally, the Finance Manager provides guidance to senior management, supports Board relations through clear communication of financial reporting and analysis and is the primary interface with external parties on financial matters, including bank relations, client invoices, program reporting and state and federal tax registration and reporting.

•  Manage the creation, improvement and implementation of financial policies and procedures for the organization.
•  Oversee the routine generation of timely and accurate internal and external financial reports, including monthly and annual financial statements.
•  Provide financial analyses, reports, and forecasts to management.
•  Advise management in financial decision-making and systems development and improvement.
•  Oversee the accuracy of the organizational accounting records and maintain the chart of accounts.
•  Establish and monitor adequate internal controls.
•  Monitor security of organization’s financial assets.
•  Supervise month-end closings and bank reconciliations.
•  Review program grant awards and budgets as needed.
•  Support the annual budget preparation process.
•  Direct completion of the annual audit and tax returns.
•  Ensure timely production, and support review of, client invoices.
•  Work with staff as appropriate in achieving financial management goals.
•  Act as the liaison to the Board of Directors Finance Committee.
•  Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

•  Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or related field and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
•  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
•  Demonstrated progression in financial leadership and supervisory roles with at least three years of experience managing the finances of a nonprofit organization. 
•  Strong knowledge of: general ledger, banking, job cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and nonprofit taxes and registrations.
•  Knowledge of accounting and reporting using QuickBooks for nonprofits
•  Thorough understanding of nonprofit accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP).
•  Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and balance day-to-day tasks with strategic, long-term goals and timelines.
•  Adept at presenting complex financial information in a clear manner to board members, senior management, staff members and others.
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate diplomatically.

Sunset Cultural Center is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse, equitable, and antiracist environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected by law.

Please submit resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Finance Manager.”
Contact Information