Chief Financial Officer

September 14, 2022

The Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) seeks a versatile, results-oriented CFO to lead its financial and business operations.  This full-time, exempt position reports to the President and includes a competitive benefits package.  The ideal candidate for this position is an engaging, creative thinker, able to assimilate information and translate strategic concepts into actionable tactics.  An interest in music, particularly opera, is desirable.  Attendance at events and operas is expected. 

Position Description

The CFO has a full-time Business Manager as a direct report and a part-time Accounting Associate as an indirect report and is responsible for the financial and business operations of AVA.

Key responsibilities


This position requires someone with strong technical knowledge of accounting principles, with 8+ years of public accounting experience auditing not-for-profit organizations or as CFO/Director of Finance for a not-for-profit organization, along with a proven record of working and communicating effectively with Board members, colleagues, and donors.  A BS in Accounting is required, CPA preferred.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and references via email to  No inquiries by telephone.

An equal opportunity employer, the Academy of Vocal Arts is committed to fostering an environment in which employees from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.