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We are currently seeking applicants for: Finance Manager.

To learn more, and to apply, see below.

The River Music Experience is seeking a Finance Manager to join our team.

As Finance Manager, you will play a key role in documenting, managing, and forecasting the finances of the River Music Experience and coordinating efficient operations and business management. Your work will strengthen the impact RME has on our region and will continue the organization’s strong momentum as a leader in the arts and culture landscape.

This is a half-time, salaried position (20 hours per week). For the right candidate, we would be open to a 30 hour per week position.

RME operates under a flexible unlimited PTO system for all salaried staff. Success in your role will be measured through individual goals and progress within the organization’s strategic plan.

We cultivate a work environment that is casual and flexible, placing a high priority on work/life balance while staying efficient, effective, and focused on meeting organizational goals.

The pay range for this role is $20-$25 per hour, commensurate with experience. A 30 hour per week role would be eligible for health benefits.

The River Music Experience is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage applications from candidates with lived experiences that can add to a more complete understanding of our community, especially people of color and other marginalized identities.

We recognize that studies have shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply to jobs if they do not meet 100% of the listed requirements. If you feel that you could contribute to the RME’s success, please do not hesitate to apply!

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to tdanner@rivermusicexperience.org. Questions about the role or the organization may be directed to the same email. No phone calls, please.

The application deadline is January 20th. The position remains open as long as this posting is active at www.rivermusicexperience.org/employment.

Expected start date is early February, but is flexible for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate will possess:
-A commitment to the values and mission of RME
-A belief in the life-changing power of music
-A dedication to equitable, intentionally inclusive processes and programs, for all people, at all levels of participation
-Experience and knowledge of nonprofit finances and business management
-A college degree or significant experience in the field of accounting is preferred

Key competencies:
-Communicator: Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to adapt communication styles in ways appropriate to the setting or person. Strong written communication skills.
-Strategic Thinker: An understanding of how to create and execute the step-by-step strategies and policies that lead to organizational efficiency and success.
-Growth Mindset: A belief that there are always opportunities for personal and organizational growth. Always seeking opportunities to improve.
-Process-Oriented: An understanding of the value of thorough, detailed processes, and an ability to support other team members in following through on processes and policies.

Accounting and Payroll
-Manages the day-to-day finances of the organization, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, credit cards, and bank deposits
-Reconciles bank account statements monthly
-Produces bi-monthly payrolls, quarterly payroll taxes, and remits payroll liabilities for a staff of eight salaried and fifteen hourly employees
-Year-end tax reporting requirements for employees, contractors, and vendors

Reporting and Fiduciary Responsibilities
-Produces Quickbooks monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for Finance Committee and Board of Directors meetings
-Works with outside accountant to prepare the annual audit and tax filing
-Attends quarterly Finance Committee meetings
-Assists with preparation of the annual budget
-Ensures legal and ethical compliance and adherence to organizational policies

Operations Management
-Completes onboarding paperwork for new employees and supports HR functions.
-Assists with vendor contracts, insurance, and other business matters.
-Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

About the RME:
The River Music Experience transforms lives in the Quad Cities by providing opportunities to listen to, learn about, and play music. We work to build a diverse, thriving local music scene and ensure everyone has access to fulfilling musical experiences.

The RME is in a phase of growth and momentum, expanding its scope and priorities to include the broader community. We are eager to recruit team members who are ready to serve the Quad Cities community through our musical mission.

RME’s Core Values:
We believe our community is stronger together. We serve and support the entire Quad Cities music scene, partnering with schools, nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies to better serve our community. We use music to connect individuals with their community and with each other, no matter how divisive the outside world is.

We believe everyone deserves access to music. We actively create equitable programs and procedures, eliminating physical, financial, and social barriers to participation. We intentionally seek out partnerships to ensure audience diversity. We challenge our own privilege and assumptions.

We believe music is more than entertainment. It is an integral part of the human experience, and of the cultural identity of the Quad Cities. We provide meaningful and inspirational musical experiences that engage our community in active learning, listening, and performance.

This organization belongs to and is shaped by the public. We learn about and listen to the needs of our community and act accordingly. We practice efficient operations and good stewardship of public and private funds, and practice transparency whenever possible. We are committed to living up to our mission and values, even when that may not be the easiest path.

We provide programs and services of the highest possible quality. We regularly evaluate our performance and efficiency, continually seeking ways to improve. We celebrate our successes, and we are honest about our mistakes.