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VP of Finance

  • Full Time
  • Atlanta, GA / Remote
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • $150K - $175K USD
  • Closes July 11, 2024

Imagine Exhibitions, Inc

Imagine Exhibitions, a pioneer in global traveling entertainment and immersive experiences, is seeking an experienced VP of Finance to manage the accounting team for all the Company’s activities. This position is a full-time position.

 

About Imagine Exhibitions:

Imagine Exhibitions is a world leader in traveling immersive exhibition and experience design. We are led by our founder and CEO, Tom Zaller (named one of Blooloop’s 2020 Top 50 Museum Influencers), whose 25+years of experience in live entertainment and exhibitions guides the company’s vision: to entertain, educate, and enlighten people around the world through story-driven, immersive experiences.

We create sophisticated, high-quality, educational, and entertaining experiences for visitor-serving organizations across the globe. We currently manage a portfolio of 40+ unique exhibitions that tour museums, zoos, gardens, casinos, resorts, and standalone venues, and the company has been responsible for many internationally recognized touring exhibitions such as Harry Potter: The Exhibition, Titanic: The Exhibition, Real Bodies: The Exhibition, The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, Angry Birds: The Art & Science Behind a Global Phenomenon, Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.

The company also designs, opens, and operates its own venues, along with creating and implementing permanent and semi-permanent museum, brand, and entertainment properties. Imagine Exhibitions is known within the museum and attractions industry for our culture of creativity, our good humor, and our customer-first attitude. Imagine is a lively, fast-growing company with an expanding portfolio of high-profile projects slated for 2024/2025.

 

About the Role:

The VP of Finance will report directly to the President & CEO. This person will be primarily responsible for managing the financial team as well as organizing and maintaining the Company’s financial accounting records for the existing businesses as well as for any new ventures, including acquisitions and financings.

This person will work closely with the CEO and the accounting team to ensure that the right processes are in place.

In addition, this role’s primary focus is on (i)overseeing the department to work optimally, ensuring we have the right people in place and everyone is handling the correct tasks to be efficient (ii) overseeing the processes to ensure accuracy, following the correct procedures for accurate outcomes and (iii) providing the CEO and Senior Team with the timely financial information that they need to efficiently and effectively manage the Company’s operations.

The ideal candidate has 15+ years of public and/or private accounting experience and experience with attractions, entertainment, ticketing, and retail.

A successful candidate will be a self-starter, a skilled communicator to be able to speak to non-accounting senior team members as well as accounting team members.

This person will have the ability to effectively manage a team of people, will be able to communicate well with people across the organization, will be proficient in juggling multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously while enjoying working in a fast-paced, growing company.

A successful candidate will have a can-do attitude and understand that at Imagine Exhibitions, our team members are the “secret sauce” to our success.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives and being efficient.
  • Oversight for all general accounting and financial reporting processes.
  • Oversee and ensure there is a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Financial analysis and performance reporting to executive leadership and Operations staff.
  • Preparing quarterly financial statements and ad hoc reporting for executive management.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report, financial statement audit and all tax reports and issues (federal, state, and local taxes, including sales, use and gross receipts tax).
  • Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations.
  • Help with measuring and analysis of company performance and presentation of findings to executive team.

 

Job Requirements:

  • CPA required.
  • 15+ years of progressive accounting experience with a minimum of 3 years as a Controller
  • Preferred Industries -media, entertainment, or attractions. Touring exhibition experience, a plus.
  • Skilled people manager.
  • Experience in managing accounting teams and working closely with a CEO.
  • Experience in working with private companies.
  • Managed the operations of an accounting department.
  • Experience with transformational work with a growing company such as systems implementation/updating, building out policy & procedures.
  • Proficient at budgeting and forecasting with complex, dynamic financial models.
  • Has maintained and/or implemented effective internal controls.
  • Experience working with venture capital and private equity type investors.
  • Must possess a high level of attention to detail, and strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.

 

Physical & Mental Requirements

  • Ability to function in high-pressure situations.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a computer.
  • Correctable vision and hearing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Clear, easy to understand oral communication ability.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds occasionally for the purpose of moving equipment on and off shelves.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods.
  • Ability to sit for long periods.
  • Capability to read, write, and understand English.
  • Skilled in the use of computer and office equipment.
  • Proficient in activities requiring manual dexterity of both hands.
  • Travel domestically and/or internationally based on business needs.
  • Primarily an onsite or remote position.
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