Hagley Chief Financial Officer

Job Purpose: 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the CFO is a key member of the senior leadership team, providing strong decision support and expertise in financial analysis, budgeting, fiscal accountability, and internal control. Conducts due diligence, and provides advice on financial, legal, liability, and regulatory issues.

Manage Business Office and financial activities for a non-profit museum and special collections library, located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, at the historic site of the DuPont Company gunpowder mills, including the ancestral home and garden of the duPont family.

Specific Duties:
•    Directs annual budget process for operating, restricted, and capital funding. Works collaboratively with fundraising and development staff to track annual funds, grants, and restricted donations and capital campaigns. Works closely with Director of Human Resources on payroll, retirement plan and health care plans. Administers self-insured health plan through employee benefits group captive.

•    Manages the treasury functions and coordinates activities with banking partners, fund managers, and investment consultants for a large and complex Endowment. Oversees audit process and preparation of annual financial reports, tax returns, and regulatory filings. Manages the retirement plan and fulfills audit and regulatory requirements. Negotiates and oversees property and liability risk programs.

•    Attends quarterly Board meetings and provides financial analysis, reporting, and support to the Committee Chairs for Audit and Finance, Investment, and Organization and Compensation. Supervises two staff accountants.

Minimum Experience and Required Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, MBA, CPA desired or equivalent experience. Minimum seven to ten years of related experience in a nonprofit organization, including management of gifts, grants, restricted funds and endowments.  Strong analytical skills and experience with data manipulation, using querying tools, Excel and financial accounting software (SL Dynamics, ADP, Sage). Strong communication skills and solid experience in Board presentations and reporting.  

Hagley offers competitive benefits packages and work/life balance, including comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental and vision), institution paid life insurance, and both short term and long-term disability benefits. In addition, you will receive thirty (30) PTO days per year plus eight (8) recognized holidays and a thirty-five (35) hour work week. Employees, their families, and friends receive complimentary admission to Hagley and employees receive complimentary admission to any Smithsonian affiliated institution.

All eligible employees are enrolled in the PCS pension plan upon meeting service requirements. Under this plan, Hagley contributes an amount equal to 7% of your monthly salary into your retirement benefits.