Dir Finance & Administration

Spectra Richmond, VA

About the Job


The Director of Finance duties are to manage, supervise and coordinate the activities and operations of multiple accounting functions including payroll, account reconciliation, financial statement compilation, event settlements, and the general ledger; to coordinate the preparation of the annual budget; perform Human Resources functions and to provide highly responsible staff assistance to the Assistant General Manager and the General Manager.


  • 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, revenue distribution, amortization, insurance, the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers
  • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of services delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement; and review with the Assistant General Manager; implement approved improvements
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate accounting staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with staff to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the workflow for the Accounting functions; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign projects and areas of responsibility; review and evaluate work methods and procedures
  • Direct and provide consultation to department directors and managers in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approval of expenditures and conformity with approved budgets through the use of Purchase Orders
  • Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Convention Center annual budget; coordinate the annual budget process; prepare and distribute budget work papers to convention center staff; comply with budget requests and verify accuracy and completeness of information
  • Prepare regular financial statements required in the normal course of operation of a public assembly facility; prepare various financial reports and analyses as requested
  • Complete and file as required various statements to government entities, including but not limited to, sales and use tax, admissions tax, etc. . .
  • Coordinate and lead the accounting activities in relation to the annual financial audit, liaises with external auditors; supervise the audit, and resolve significant and controversial issues
  • Review and execute all checks and deposits; reviews daily cash receipts and disbursements
  • Maintain strong internal controls with separation of duties; Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
  • Serve as Human Resources representative for the facility and perform HR duties
  • Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommend modifications to payroll, accounts payable, account receivable, purchasing, contract monitoring and general ledger programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned


  • Experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional accounting or financial management experience, including at least one (1) year of supervisory responsibility
    • Experience with final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has preferably human resource functions
    • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
    • Demonstrated qualities of integrity, credibility and dedication in the performance of duties

    Education / Training:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public or business administration or another related field; ideally with an MBA
    • Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
    • Excellent Mathematic Skills
    • Working knowledge of Sage 100 or similar accounting software

    Licenses or Certificates:

    • Possession of, or ability to obtain a Virginia's driver's license
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation

We are strengthened by our differences and united by making a difference. Spectra embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and the communities that we serve. We strive to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and can bring their whole selves to work. Not only is it the right thing to do, but we know that diverse, equitable and inclusive teams invite deeper collaboration and understanding, spark greater innovation, and achieve higher employee satisfaction.

Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.