Director of Finance & Administration

Revolutionary Spaces Inc.

Job Description

Position: Director of Finance & Administration
Supervisor: CEO
Type: Full-time, exempt
Salary Range: $100-125,000/annually

About the Position
Revolutionary Spaces, a new organization on Boston’s civic and cultural landscape formed
in January 2020 by the merger of the Bostonian Society and Old South Association, seeks a
Director of Finance and Administration to manage the complex financial affairs of
Revolutionary Spaces and ensure the smooth administrative functioning of the
organization. The position requires a broad range of skills and hands-on involvement in
details, while also demanding an ability to think strategically about the operations and
interests of the entire organization. This role serves as a key member of the organization’s
senior leadership team, and reports directly to the CEO.

Key Responsibilities:
Incumbent is responsible for all financial processes and controls. This includes;
● Managing the organization’s annual audit, tax reporting, and compliance with
relevant government regulations;
● Guiding the organization’s annual budgeting process, and providing oversight of
the budget throughout the year;
● Serving as staff liaison with the Board’s Finance Committee;
● Preparing monthly financial results, and presenting them to the CEO, Treasurer,
Board, staff, and others, as relevant;
● Ensuring that routine accounting processes, including Accounts Payable, Accounts
Receivable, and Payroll, are performed accurately and in a timely fashion;
● Ensuring that appropriate controls are maintained across the organization;
● Overseeing internal finance reporting across multiple departments, including
development, retail, and museum operations;
● Overseeing finance technology contracts and management. Current systems
include:, Xero, PEX
● Managing relationship with the organization’s bank(s) and investment
management firm(s);
● Managing business insurance needs for all departments;
● Supporting fundraising efforts by assisting with the preparation of project budgets
and review of all application and solicitation materials;
● Ensuring compliance with restrictions on the use of funds imposed by donors and
the Board of Directors;
● Establishing and tracking key metrics to measure organizational performance and
● Managing external legal counsel;
● Managing and negotiating all leases and relationships with tenants and landlords.

● B.A./B.S. degree; MBA/CPA preferred
● 7+ years of experience in accounting and/or finance; experience with nonprofit
organizations, museums, and/or retail stores is preferred
● Extensive experience with Excel and accounting software, such as QuickBooks or
● Expertise in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
● Tech-savvy, with the ability to learn and teach new software as needed

Physical Requirements:
This position will be mostly on-site, with periodic remote work sessions. When on-site, the
work of this position takes place both in a regular office environment and at a historic site.
Some staff offices are located on the third floor of a 300 year old historic building without
an elevator. Candidate should be able to carry supplies up and down stairs. Reasonable
accommodations can be made for the right candidate.

Generous vacation and Federal holidays schedule; 403b with 5% match after one year;
Health insurance; FSA Medical & Dependent care accounts; MBTA pass program; and
free admission to many local museums.
Posted 1 year ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Full Time