Finance & Human Resources Manager

Public Art Fund Inc.

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Public Art Fund (PAF), New York’s leading presenter of contemporary art in public spaces, seeks a Finance & Human Resources Manager to oversee day-to-day financial operations. The Finance & HR Manager reports to the Deputy Director, supervises the Finance & Human Resources Assistant, and collaborates with staff across all departments; the Manager is also the staff liaison to the Board’s Audit & Finance Committee. PAF is a non-profit organization with a staff of 25 and an operating budget of approximately $6 million; PAF also conducts consulting activities via its subsidiary, Public Art Fund: Creative Partners LLC.



  • Develop and maintain all financial systems and controls

  • Oversee all budgeting, including tracking project and administrative expenses and income, maintaining the organizational budget, and reforecasting it three times annually, in collaboration with department


  • Manage cash flow for both the non-profit entity and LLC, and monitor bank accounts

  • Perform monthly account reconciliations for all bank accounts, credit cards, pre-paid expense accounts; oversee quarterly reconciliations for LLC shared services

  • Coordinate annual financial audit and audit schedules, 990 tax returns, sales tax report, and all other IRS filings

  • Work with Deputy Director to organize and prepare materials for Board Finance Committee and Compensation Committee meetings

  • Track restricted funding and pre-paid expenses, release as required/needed

Human Resources

  • Maintain staff benefits program with an external PEO

  • Oversee hiring, onboarding, enrollments

  • Coordinate/file paperwork for workers’ comp, disability, paid family leave as needed

  • Track employee time allocations

  • Organize and update employee files, documentations, and staff handbooks


  • Liaise with technology company regarding all IT issues and ensure backup of all files and electronic records

  • Maintain all insurance policies including commercial liability and worker’s comp; collaborate with Project Managers on fine art insurance policies

  • Oversee all operational purchases and vendor agreements

  • And other duties as needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting; CPA a plus

  • Minimum 4 years of non-profit financial and operations experience

  • Expertise with QuickBooks Pro

  • Experience with managing and facilitating a financial audit

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, creative thinker, able to problem solve and effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of an integrated team

  • Knowledge of accrual accounting, GAAP, and restricted funds management a plus

  • Interest in contemporary art preferred

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits offered.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume as attachments to Indicate the job title “Finance & HR Manager” in the subject line.

No telephone calls please. Public Art Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on May 22