We’re hiring a Chief Financial Officer
The Texas Tribune is looking for its next chief financial officer — a dynamic, driven, detail-obsessed professional who embraces our public service mission and shares our vision of a better Texas through more informed, more engaged Texans. Our globally celebrated, award-winning nonprofit news org has grown every year for the last ten, so the portfolio of responsibilities managed by this critical member of our leadership team is much expanded from our days as a scrappy start-up. We’re looking for a multi-tasker, a math whiz, a futurist, a great communicator, a tech enthusiast, a whip-cracker, and a firm believer in holding people in power and taxpayer-funded institutions accountable. The truth matters to us and should to you. Revenue and expense spreadsheets aren’t partisan, so please don’t be partisan yourself — having a thumb on the scale is out of sync with our journalistic values. Being a news junkie or a policy wonk isn’t a requirement of the job, but if you are one, we’ll be fast friends. If you’re not one, there’s always time to learn.
In this position, you’ll oversee the finance and accounting operations of our $10+ million revenue nonprofit corporation located in downtown Austin. You will report to our CEO and work closely with our Board of Directors. You need to be comfortable being held accountable and holding others accountable for financial process improvements, timeliness and accuracy.
- Working with key stakeholders to develop a suite of financial reports to be produced on a defined regular basis.
- Developing the Tribune’s annual budget and cash forecast.
- Managing the Tribune’s cash flow, ensuring timely invoicing of sponsorships and following up on late payments.
- Reviewing all expenses, working with managers to make any adjustments necessary for expenses to remain within budget.
- Preparing for the annual external financial audit and the Internal Revenue Service filings Form 990 and Form 990T.
- Reviewing and approving the semi-monthly payroll for a staff of 80 today and more in coming years.
- Reviewing and approving contracts for goods and services.
- Preparing budgets for private grant requests and reports for private grant awards.
- Supervising a staff accountant who has responsibility for payroll preparation, accounts payable, accounts receivable and various administrative responsibilities.
- Managing the Tribune’s risk management program and insurance broker relationship.
- Supervising a human resources specialist who has responsibility for our benefits provider relationship.
- Developing reports for the Board of Directors showing key financial metrics.
- Participating as a member of the senior management team.
- Ensuring regulatory and legal compliance with state and federal entities.
If this sounds like you, apply! Sell yourself. Convince us. Send us your resume and write us a letter that tells us why you’re the one.
About The Texas Tribune:
The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by more than 2 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country. In addition, our events team hosts more than 50 free conversations between the public and elected officials across the state every year.
We’re a "grown-up startup,” meaning we all wear many hats, but we’re also big fans of getting enough sleep. We believe our office is a pretty great place to work, and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.
Benefits: Downtown office with paid parking or commuting stipend; medical, vision and dental insurance; a cell phone stipend; 20 days of paid time off; up to 12 weeks of paid family leave plus four weeks of additional job protection; 401(k) matching; support for professional training and attending industry conferences.
How to apply:
This position will be open until filled and applicant review will begin June 20. Apply using this form and add a cover letter and resume. Email questions – but not resumes – to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!