Duties and Responsibilities
Writers Theatre is currently seeking a Finance Manager. This is a full-time, non-exempt, administrative position that supports the Director of Finance & Administration and oversees an accounts payable assistant. The Finance Manager will be called upon to fill a vital role in the day to day administration of the company’s $6.2 million annual operating budget. Responsibilities include accounts payable and receivable, internal financial reporting to department heads for the purposes of budget tracking, revenue reconciliation with box office and fundraising departments, supporting payroll and benefits administration, preparation and support for annual audit, and other duties.
The ideal candidate should possess strong bookkeeping skills, good communications skills both written and oral, Microsoft Excel proficiency, superb attention to detail, a proactive, teamwork-oriented attitude, and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced, quick decision making environment. Familiarity with Abila MIP Fund Accounting and Tessitura software is a plus.
This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate looking to gain hands-on theatre management experience at one of the Chicago area’s leading theatres.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The range of benefits includes medical, dental, and long term disability insurance, vacation and other paid leave, a 403(b) retirement plan, commuter transit plan, and medical and dependent care cafeteria plans.
About Writers Theatre
Writers Theatre (WT) is a nationally-recognized, award-winning theatre company located on the North Shore of Chicago in Glencoe, IL. Known for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its productions, WT is focused on the power of the written word, and dedicated to the artists who bring that word to life, and in February 2016 opened a new, state-of-the-art facility. This established the company’s first permanent home—a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. The new facility has allowed the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility resonates with and complements the Theatre’s neighboring Glencoe community, adding tremendous value to Chicagoland and helping to establish the North Shore as a premier cultural destination
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