DIRECTOR, FINANCE - Mass Mutual Center (Springfield, MA)
SUMMARY: Utilizing independent judgment, the Director of Finance is primarily responsible for overseeing all aspects of the financial management of the respective Spectra venue including developing, coordinating, and supervising the accounting procedures relative to the operation of the facility including but not limited to maintaining formal accounting systems, supervising the organization of accounting records and files, and supervising the preparation of monthly financial statements, event settlements, and preparing and managing the yearly budget. The Director of Finance is also responsible for directing all aspects of the Human Resource activities for Spectra.
Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of assigned programs and functions including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivables, purchasing, budgeting and the general ledger.
Manage and participate in the development and administration of the convention center's annual budget; direct and provide consultation to department managers in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; implement budgetary adjustments as necessary.
Prepares financial statements for the Client and Spectra Corporate Office, and other financials reports, including monthly statements, annual budget and annual report.
Coordinate the accounting activities of the facility in relation to the annual audit; serve as liaison for the Accounting Section with other departments, division and outside auditors; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
Analyze balance sheet and P & L figures for monthly financial statements; prepare comments and explanations of performance trend.
Reviews and executes all checks and deposits; reviews daily cash receipts and disbursements
Reviews financial statements with management personnel
Plan, develop and recommend procedures to ensure the financial management of the facility is in line with corporate goals and objectives.
Select, train, motivate and evaluate Accounting Department staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work flow for the Finance Department; meet with staff on a regular basis to identify and resolve challenges; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate methods and procedures
Assist department managers in the design, coordination and implementation of department specific training, education and orientation programs and opportunities
Maintain relevant personnel records and files assuring compliance with federal, state and local laws
Responsible for all areas of recruiting, resignations/terminations, employee relations, benefit planning/implementation and policy development/compliance.
Conduct and coordinate the enrollment process for all employee benefits
Work cooperatively with other department directors on projects of mutual interest
Routinely function as Manager on Duty
Perform other duties as required
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years professional accounting experience including at least one (1) year of supervisory responsibility.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field. Additional experience may be substituted for formal education
Knowledge of MAS 200 and/or ADP software strongly preferred
Previous Arena/Hotel/Convention Center accounting experience preferred.
Certified Public Accountant preferred.
Experience with Food and Beverage Accounting is a plus.