Director of Finance


The director of finance is responsible for all financial activity of the U.S. Cellular Center, Paramount Theatre, McGrath Amphitheatre and the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena. Duties include; fiscal management and control, accounting and bookkeeping, oversight of purchasing procedures, payroll and other general financial duties.

This individual will develop, install and monitor controls established to safeguard assets and properly record revenues and expenditures according to GAAP. The position will involve working irregular hours in excess of a typical 40-hour week. Additional duties related to event contracting and settlements may be delegated by the Executive Director.


Include the following; other duties may be assigned:

  1. Complete monthly income statements, balance sheets, statements of cash flow, variance to budget reports, and other financial information with appropriate supporting schedules to ensure timely reports to management, the City of Cedar Rapids, and VenuWorks’ corporate office.
  2. Oversee cash flow, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger activities, insurance, taxes, and payroll functions related to the day-to-day business operations.
  3. Provide overall financial direction to each of the venues and establish appropriate control procedures, including but not limited to: box office activities, cash handling activities, inventory controls, and food & beverage purchasing activities.
  4. Assist the executive director in the preparation of the annual budget, monthly and year-end reforecasting and other analytical spreadsheets as requested or needed.
  5. Implement employment policies and provide ongoing communication regarding employee relations incidents and initiatives as directed by the director, human resources and/or the executive director.
  6. Submit documentation necessary to maintain compliance with employment regulations at the federal, local, and state level.
  7. Escalate elevated employee relations concerns to the executive director and director, human resources.
  8. Serve as primary point of contact with third party payroll and benefits partner. Provide information necessary for all payroll processing and employee benefits administration.


  • Maintain oversight of all operating and box office bank accounts with accuracy and reliability, providing for timely deposits, disbursements, and reconciliations.
  • Provide appropriate information to internal and/or external auditors and assist with final preparation of year-end financial statements.
  • Have a complete understanding of all event contracts and the terms of settlement for facility events. Participate in event settlement activities as requested by the executive director.
  • Direct part-time lead and their staff in merchandising activities at shows. Assign representative from the finance department to close merchandise at the end of each show.
  • Ensure compliance with VenuWorks’ policies and procedures, and periodically update the VenuWorks standard finance manual to accurately reflect processes at the managed facilities.
  • Perform other duties, functions and special projects as assigned by the executive director and corporate staff of VenuWorks.
  • Requires evening and weekend work in excess of 40 hours per week and the ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Directly supervise full time accounting managers and part-time lead in merchandise department. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with VenuWorks policies and applicable laws. Responsible for interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, disciplining in accordance with human resources, addressing complaints and resolving problem.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. A demonstrated ability to follow directions and complete assigned tasks with a minimum amount of instruction and supervision is essential.

Ability to organize work flow and meet established deadlines.Work hours and schedule are generally Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. but can vary, and may include holidays, evenings and weekends. This position requires skill in meeting and/or exceeding the expectations, being articulate with well-developed communication skills and personal poise.

This position requires excellent teamwork skills, working cooperatively with others in the accomplishment of joint tasks and common objectives. Contributes to a positive work environment, fosters collaboration and provides a tangible contribution.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university in accounting, or other business degree with relevant experience required. Knowledge of human resources and benefits administration strongly preferred. Proficiency in QuickBooks or other PC-based accounting system required. Proficiency with MS Office programs, particularly Excel, required.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of accounting and business practices using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).


Certification or designation such as CPA, CIA, etc. is not necessary, but preferred. Applicant must have a current valid driver’s license and current working telephone number that can be accessed by building management for personal or business contact purposes. Must have excellent computer skills, including experience with the Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Submit your resume and cover letter to Mike Silva, Executive Director.