The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) seeks a strategic finance professional with an entrepreneurial spirit to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer. Established in 1979, MOCA is the only independent, artist-founded museum of Los Angeles dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. MOCA houses one of the most compelling collections of contemporary art in the world, comprising roughly 7000 objects, and has a diverse history of ground-breaking, historically-significant exhibitions. In 2013, MOCA successfully completed an unprecedented endowment campaign to bring its endowment to over $100 million and it now stands at over $125 million. The annual budget is currently $19.5 million. For further information, please visit www.moca.org.
As a key member of the Director’s Cabinet, the CFO provides active leadership in all aspects of the museum’s operations and is a partner to the museum’s Director on business and strategic planning, various key relationships, and planning for the museum’s future. The CFO is responsible for the overall financial health of the Museum.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of ten years of broad-based finance experience as a CFO (or a closely related role), preferably at a nonprofit institution. Demonstrated financial, administrative, and operational leadership at the CFO level is expected. Ideally, candidates will have an understanding of nonprofit and museum regulations and standards as it pertains to staff, art objects, and standards of practice. This individual will have extensive experience with budget and financial analysis, as well as knowledge of GAAP and fund accounting. An undergraduate degree is required; an MBA degree or equivalent is preferred.