Job Status, Classification: Full time Regular, Exempt
The Vice President of Finance provides leadership and oversight of all aspects of MCCVB’s financial management. Reporting to the President and CEO, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of programs related to financial planning, cost-savings and systemic improvements that support the mission of MCCVB.
The ideal candidate in this role will:
Aspire to inspire transformational moments
Be a strong, strategic, thoughtful team member
Always bring their best possible self and work
Commit to quality and consistency
Seek opportunities to grow and improve
At all times be trustworthy, honest, and accountable
Positively contribute to the team culture
Contribute to telling the story of the organization’s initiatives, outcomes, and return on investment for the community in ways that are creative and strategic
Create success through passion for the hospitality industry, the destination, and the vision, mission and values of the organization
Create and execute plans that are a clearly defined road map to achieve the targeted goals of the organization
Role and Responsibilities
Oversees all financial transactions of the organization
Interacts with jurisdictions to ensure TID and Jurisdiction Investments are received promptly
Analyzes data to gain insights on market performance and shares analysis with jurisdiction representatives, media and other stakeholders
Interacts with jurisdictions to ensure they have the proper budget amounts for their investments in MCCVB
Prepares regular check run for signature and distributes checks in timely manner
Manages AR aging to minimize past due receivables
Maintains the fixed asset and depreciation schedules; ensures proper recording of new purchases and disposals
Performs monthly account reconciliations
Manages corporate credit card use and statements, receipts and expense forms
Prepares financial statements including variance analysis, balance sheet, statement of activities, aged receivables, aged payables, cash flow and other reports as needed
Maximizes return, and limits risk, on cash by monitoring bank balances and making investments as approved
Maintains financial security by following internal controls
Develops forecasting in cooperation with department heads
Manages relationship between MCCVB and CPA Firm and Audit process
Maintains all financial records, contracts, agreements and corporate documents
Files all tax documents in accordance with government and IRS requirements
Collaborates with all departments to ensure integrated annual budgeting and resource management
Achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances and initiating corrective actions
Liaises with Treasurer and supports the Finance Committee and its meetings
Supervises finance department staff and manages bank relationships
Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures; recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options
Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions
Maintains existing financial systems and tools and develops new tools as necessary for new requirements and to drive efficiency
Prepares payrolls and 401K withholdings and contributions back up
Fosters positive relationships with stakeholders
Contributes to our safe, healthy, positive, and harmonious work culture and environment
This position is responsible for supervising the Bookkeeper.
Please note this job description does not cover or contain all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the team member for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment including computers, keyboards, phones and a copier/scanner.
This is largely a sedentary role with extended work time sitting at and using a computer including a keyboard and mouse. The person in this role must have the ability to lift and carry items, walk up and down stairs, and bend/sit and stand as necessary.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time in-market (Monterey) position. The regular schedule of work is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work and participation in events that occur after hours is expected regularly.
This position may require up to 25% local (within Monterey County) travel. This position may also require travel on occasion outside of Monterey County and/or California to attend industry meetings, conferences, and other events/activities. The ability to travel by car and plane is expected.
MCCVB offers a comprehensive and competitive Team Member Investment package including compensation, incentive potential, professional development, paid time off, paid holidays, paid bereavement, social responsibility and jury duty time off, 401k plan and group health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance coverage.
Expected Competencies and Performance Attributes
Detail oriented and highly skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data
Highly skilled in use of MS Office products (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and be familiar with cloud computing environments
Expert level skills using Microsoft Excel
Excellent work habits including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially when deadlines cause greater than normal workloads
Understanding of and compliance with confidentiality regarding employee records and other information at all times
Ability to produce accurate and professional materials and documents
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the Board of Directors, clients, customers, and the general public
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to know when to make decisions and take initiative
Experience in planning budgets and initiatives in conjunction with overall organizational strategies and objectives
Accomplished at multi-tasking and using creative planning skills
Desired Education and Experience
A bachelor’s degree in accounting or in business with emphasis in accounting
5 years’ experience in accounting
Relevant certification (CFM, CPA, MBA etc.)
Experience with PeachTree/Sage 50 and/or internet based accounting software
Prior Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) or non-profit experience
About Monterey County Convention + Visitors Bureau
Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCCVB) is the destination marketing organization for Monterey County including the cities and areas of Monterey, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Valley, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Sand City, Marina, Salinas, Moss Landing, and Salinas Valley. We promote our destination including our world renowned attractions: Monterey Bay Aquarium, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey wine country and iconic Pebble Beach. Our team is made up of fun, friendly and fired-up professionals in the tourism industry who collectively commit to living out our Vision, Mission and Values.
VISION: A thriving tourism economy that enriches Monterey County's economic vitality and quality of life.
MISSION: To generate community prosperity for Monterey County through the responsible promotion and growth of the tourism economy
CONNECTIVITY – Relational not transactional approach
COLLABORATION – Seek opportunities to build effective partnerships with the community
AGILITY – Creative, nimble, embrace change, and invite new ideas and innovation
ACCOUNTABILITY – Reliable stewards of the resources entrusted to us
INCLUSIVITY – Committed to DEI, how ...we operate and how we promote
SUSTAINABILITY – Responsible promotion to protect the product and our quality of life
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION COMMITMENT – We are committed to ensuring that all team members feel welcome and have an equal opportunity to connect, belong, and grow. We encourage team members to contribute to the organization and the hospitality industry, advance their skill sets and to be comfortable and confident as their authentic selves within the framework of professional guidelines that we have established as a team.