Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra | Director of Finance & Human Resources

September 10, 2020

Job Listing


The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Finance & Human Resources to join its collaborative, enthusiastic team. You will report to the Executive Director and join the senior leadership team. This is a part-time, flexible position.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter of introduction outlining your specific experience and qualifications, and a resume in PDF format to human resources via email. For best consideration, please apply by September 25, 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Position Summary

The Director of Finance & HR is responsible for the accuracy, reporting, and oversight of the KSO’s finances and will support the organization in financial stewardship, planning, analysis, risk management, and some human resources functions. The ideal candidate will have high-level nonprofit financial and operations management experience, including financial reporting, and cash flow forecasting and projections. The position requires strong strategic and analytical skills and a firm understanding of donation booking, restricted vs. unrestricted grants, multi-year pledges, and board-level reporting. The candidate will provide leadership to a staff of two. This individual will be a self-starter and will be able to succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced, and growing performing arts institution. They will, ideally, have an appreciation for the arts or symphonic music.


  • Maintain responsibility for regular financial reporting and analysis
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations, endowment & investment reports; review statements for proper entry of cash receipts, accounts payable, and payroll activities; review payroll tax reports and forms for accuracy
  • Assist the Executive Director in preparing and tracking the annual operating budget
  • Coordinate and lead the external audit and tax return processes and accompanying schedules, liaise with accounting partners and the Finance, Audit, and Investment Committees of the Board of Directors
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate GAAP and regulatory requirements
  • Draft finance policies and procedures as needed
  • Update accounting schedules on a monthly basis; make standard general ledger journal entries
  • Oversee some human resource functions, organizational insurance, and retirement policies
  • Other duties as requested or assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of experience in a financial position
  • Non-profit 501(c)3 experience, a plus
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Able to become familiar with the KSO’s CRM system, Tessitura
  • Detail-oriented, experience handling multiple projects, prioritizing workflow, and ability to meet deadlines, problem solve and work independently
  • Experience with HR management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated, metrics-driven, and goal-oriented
  • Ability to speak articulately with boards and high-level volunteers
  • Diplomacy in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team
  • The Kalamazoo Symphony offers a competitive salary
  • This position is eligible for some benefits.

At the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, disability status, marital status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life are encouraged to apply. Additional information about the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra can be found on our website at KalamazooSymphony.com.


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