Comptroller

COMPTROLLER

Reports to: General Manager
Direct Reports: Finance intern currently, future Finance Fellow

Full-time

ABOUT VINEYARD THEATRE

Now celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, The Vineyard is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists, to nurturing their unique voices, and to engaging our audiences and community in dialogue by producing work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world in new ways, and that pushes the boundaries of what theater can be and do. The Vineyard is dedicated to the development and production of new plays and musicals and has premiered such award-winning shows as Lopez, Marx and Whitty’s Avenue Q, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive and Indecent, Bell and Bowen’s [title of show], Kander, Ebb & Thompson’s The Scottsboro Boys, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Wig Out!, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria, Colman Domingo’s Dot, Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy”, and many more. In the 2021-2022 Season, the company’s productions of Tina Satter’s Is This A Room and Lucas Hnath’s Dana H. opened on Broadway, and the company returned to in-person productions at our home in Union Square with Charly Evon Simpson’s sandblasted and The Commissary’s Lessons in Survival: 1971. The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, Susan Stroman Directing Award, and Colman Domingo Award provide annual residencies to early-career artists. The company’s education programs serve over 700 NYC public high school students across all five boroughs. The Vineyard is the recipient of special Drama Desk, Obie and Lucille Lortel Awards for artistic excellence. Learn more about our work and mission at vineyardtheatre.org.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Comptroller is a critical member of the Vineyard Theatre team responsible for the day to day financial management of the organization. A true non-profit finance professional, the Comptroller will lead the annual audit process, providing all documentation and reporting to outside accounting firm Shall & Ashenfarb. Reporting to the General Manager, the Comptroller will have a critical role to play in the organization’s financial planning and keeping the company on its current path of sustainable management.

Financial Management Duties:

  • Creation and maintenance of annual budget in consultation with General Manager, Director of Production and Managing Director
  • Serve as direct contact for the payroll company.
  • Process weekly payroll and timesheets.
  • Manage and report on accounts receivable and payable.
  • Perform reconciliation of daily sales reports.
  • Manage weekly bill pay.
  • Manages and reports on current balances and cash position, maintaining an annual cash flow report reviewed quarterly with Managing Director and General Manager.
  • Tracks credit card sales and monitors collections, troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Executes all banking transactions.
  • Reconciles Petty Cash.
  • Prepares drafts of updated budgets.
  • Manages annual audit preparation and during on-site visits.
  • Maintains all fiscal files in good order.
  • Reconciles with development and marketing departments.
  • Manages year end income tax reporting (W2, 1099, etc.) with payroll company and accountants.
  • Serves as direct contact for accountants and auditors.
  • Executes all union, insurance, workers compensation, and unemployment filings.
  • Purchase and administrate general liability insurance policy/manage any claims filed.
  • Maintain, oversee, and advise on all matters pertaining to fiscal planning and policy.

Board Relations:

  • Attend all Finance Committee Meetings.
  • Support General Manager in pulling and updating quarterly P&L, Balance Sheet and cash flow statements for Finance Committee Meetings and prior to Board Meetings.

Other duties as assigned by the General Manager.

Desired Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • 5 years of progressive financial management experience, or equivalent education and work experience with preference given to candidates with experience working within a non-profit context.
  • Genuine joy found in the arts preferably with a demonstrated passion for theatre.
  • Person of deep integrity who demonstrates good judgment and trustworthiness.
  • Confident competence in accrual accounting bookkeeping including working in Quickbooks or similar accounting software to make deposits, pay bills, create journal entries, reconcile bank and credit card statements and produce quarterly P&L and Balance Sheet reports.
  • Experience preparing for an audit of annual financial statements.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage cash flow for a financially healthy organization.
  • Past experience managing capital campaign budgeting and cashflow a plus.
  • A successful applicant will be able to articulate a history of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work, fostering a work environment that is safe, respectful, and supportive and that embodies the values of equity and inclusion.

Compensation

$60,000-$75,000 annually, based on experience.

Full-time benefits include: health insurance (100% covered by Vineyard Theatre), vision and dental insurance (employee contributes), 10 days vacation, 11 staff holidays, 403(b) plan with 1% employer match after 1 year, life insurance, and commuter benefit packages.

Vineyard Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender or gender non-conforming individuals to apply.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@vineyardtheatre.org with the subject line: Comptroller.