Current Opportunities

Chief Financial Officer

The Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) primary responsibility is for the implementation and management of the Museum’s overall financial operations and investment planning.  The CFO is responsible for the short and long-range financial planning and reporting; and leads, manages, coaches, and develops the support staff to fulfill these duties.  The CFO will also manage three Board committees:  the Finance Committee; the Investment Committee; and, in conjunction with the COO, the Audit & Risk Committee.  The CFO is a member of the museum’s senior leadership team and reports to the Director &CEO.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Operations/ Investment Planning / Risk Management

  • Responsible for the development of the annual operating, restricted, and capital budgets; analyzing results throughout the year; identifying potential issues and alerting the Director and the Finance Committee; and recommending solutions.
  • Maintain close relationships with the Museum’s Board of Trustees; providing staff support and timely and accurate analysis for three Board Committees – Finance Committee, Investment Committee, and Audit & Risk Committee (in conjunction with the COO).
  • Responsible for the analysis required to enable the three above mentioned Board Committees and the Director to understand the workings and needs of the Museum.
  • Oversees the museum’s daily financial operations, accounting functions, annual audit, and the preparation of tax returns, including the Form 990.
  • Provide effective staff development, coaching, goal setting, performance management and accountability designed to achieve optimum results.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of endowment accounts, long-term investment reporting and investment pools. Interfaces with investment advisors on management of endowment and reserves.
  • Reviews all contracts between the Museum and vendors, consultants, and service providers.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing sound fiscal policy and “best practices”, and for ensuring compliance with all outside regulations including state, federal, and local grant restrictions, and debt covenant requirements. 
  • Maintain bank relationships and management of the Norton’s debt.
  • Establishes and/or maintains the financial reporting systems and all accounting functions.
  • Works with the Chief Development Officer on gift agreement and fundraising guidelines.
  • Collaborates with the senior leadership team.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Comprehensive Campaign (Capital and Endowment)

  • Support campaign by running financial modeling projections for both endowment and operations.
  • Responsible for financial management of construction project and ensuring project stays within approved budget.
  • Work closely with CDO to ensure proper recording of pledges and gifts.



  • A minimum ten years of increasing responsibility in leadership, financial, and strategic planning.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in the non-profit cultural arts sector is critical.
  • Experience in an art museum a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-profit accounting principles and experience in developing and reading financial statements including balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flow statements.
  • Proven ability to work with high profile individuals and discretion with confidential information.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of not-profit fiscal management, including endowments and debt financing; experience working with capital projects is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in motivating, managing, and developing teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and listening abilities.
  • Solid presentation skills.
  • Impeccable integrity, solid work ethic, positive attitude, and a sense of humor are required.
  • Prior experience with capital campaigns and construction projects a plus.
Salary Range: 
140,000 - 150,000

About This Job

  • Norton Museum of Art
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: 140,000 - 150,000
  • Posted: December 28, 2022