POSITION TITLE: Finance Manager
REPORTING TO: Deputy Director
LOCATION: New York City (remote to start)
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation expands the legacy of artist Robert Rauschenberg who believed strongly in the power of art as a catalyst for social change. The Foundation delivers on its mission through on-going research and support for exhibitions, while sustaining the well-being of innovative artists and the work of socially engaged institutions that embody the same risk-taking, inclusive, and multidisciplinary approach that Rauschenberg exemplified in both his art and philanthropic endeavors.
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation primarily supports small to midsize arts and socially engaged organizations that are contrarian and experimental, even courageous, in driving towards equity. In addition, the Foundation amplifies the creative life of artists and scholars across the disciplines through residencies, commissions, and accessible public platforms. Finally, the Foundation supports research, exhibitions, publications, academic partnerships and special projects across the globe that promote the legacy of Rauschenberg’s joyful, responsive, and irreverent approach to making work while living an empathetic and meaningful life.
In its time, the Foundation has supported countless artists, vital research and social movements. It has evolved substantially and now, with the retirement of its longtime Finance Manager, the Foundation seeks a thoughtful finance professional to manage this area of work.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Finance Manager reports to the Deputy Director and will be responsible for day-to-day cash management, including accounts payable and accounts receivable, and other general accounting activities for two entities: Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (RRF), and Untitled Press, Inc. The role is also responsible for preparation of monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors and the Board finance committee.
The Finance Manager will be an integral member of the Foundation’s team, working across the organization and its entities. They will develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the organization’s individual departments and leadership and will make actionable recommendations. They will also support budgetary planning and costs management.