Discover Durham, Durham, NC’s internationally accredited and award-winning destination management organization, is seeking a VP of Finance, HR & Operations to join its executive team. The VP/FHO directs and supervises the accounting, finance, HR, IT, facilities, and other operational functions for Discover Durham (DD) and its subsidiary, the Durham Sports Commission (DSC). S/he will help develop, and support, the business and marketing plans, overseeing the financial affairs of both organizations and ensuring compliance in all state and federal guidelines related to workforce. This position reports to the President & CEO. Direct reports include the Senior Manager of Operations, Accounting Manager, and Operations Manager; the extended team includes Visitor Information Center and database management staff.
Business, accounting or related degree mandatory
Minimum 10 years’ experience in financial management roles, including at least 2-4 years in a senior level position responsible for working with external auditors and leading in-house financial management and reporting
Familiar with NC local government financial policies
Direct knowledge of, and experience working in, accounting and reporting systems
Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development
Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills
Senior management skills; ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers
Excellent written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills
Strong mentoring, supervising and coaching experience with staff at diverse levels of experience
Strong familiarity with HR laws and practices
Knowledge of Great Plains accounting system is a plus
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include 100% employer-paid medical insurance premiums for staff; dental, short- and long-term disability and life insurance; a health savings account with quarterly employer contributions; 12 paid holidays and 17 days of PTO, with PTO increasing with longer tenure; an optional employee wellness program; and free parking. DD participates in the state’s defined benefit retirement plan, contributing more than 13% of your total earnings to the plan on your behalf with a required 6% employee match. There are elective 401k, 457B, and Roth IRA programs available as well as optional supplemental insurance policies (accident, cancer, critical illness, etc.) via payroll deduction.
About Discover Durham
We are the marketing agency for Durham, North Carolina as a destination.