Finance Manager

Grand Performances

Los Angeles, CA

Job title

Financial Manager

Reports to

Executive Director


Job purpose

Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public... democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more at the breathtaking California Plaza in the heart of Downtown. In 2019, Grand Performances launched GP Amplified which expands its thoughtful programming to different communities in Los Angeles County. For more than 30 years, Grand Performances has delivered the best of global culture to the diverse peoples of Los Angeles, and reflect the many cultural interests across the region.Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts.


The Financial Manager is a year-round position responsible for daily financial operations and long-term financial planning needed to build and maintain the financial health and maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of Grand Performances (GP) and Plaza Commons, Inc (PCI). S/he plays a critical role in strategic decision-making and operations as GP continues to enhance its quality programming and build infrastructure. Exempt status


Duties and responsibilities


  • Develops and maintains financial analysis and reporting activities
  • Prepares financial reports and account reconciliation reports according to policies
  • Maintains all financial records and files
  • Partners with the Executive Director in the areas of: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources and administration.
  • Coordinates with Senior Staff in developing and managing budgets for GP and PCI
  • Submits monthly department income and expense reports for reconciliation with Senior Staff
  • Reconciles monthly bank statements, general ledger balances, and credit card statements
  • Administers all payroll activities, including but not limited to health, payroll taxes, worker’s comp, retirement plans and FSA/dependent care plans
  • Maintains all staff and crew employee files and records, including new hire and termination reporting and paperwork , paid-time off records and balances and other personnel paperwork and training documentation
  • Manages all accounts receivable and accounts payable activities
  • Ensures maintenance of the general and any subsidiary ledgers; prepares accounting journal entries
  • Prepares and arranges Federal and State tax documents for timely filing for GP and PCI
  • Reports and files tax documents and applicable payments, for items including artist State and Federal tax withholding, sales tax, and independent contractors
  • Serves as plan administrator for retirement plans, completing and submitting annual Form 5500
  • Follows up and collects on past due accounts
  • Leads and coordinates the annual financial audit and tax filing processes through the preparation of standard reports, as well as other custom reports
  • Coordinates with programming department to administer all financial activities associated with the performances, including but not limited to payments, tax withholding, petty cash, per diems, merchandise sales and reconciliation
  • Oversees liquor licenses for performances as applicable
  • Manages fiscal agent services and maintains financial records for each account
  • Identifies and resolves invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies, and other financial related issues
  • Compiles information and assists development department on financial reporting for grants  
  • Maintains and manages to internal finance and human resources calendars
  • Streamlines processes and procedures for improving operational efficiency of financial reporting and budgeting systems
  • Coordinates insurance issues with the broker and carriers involving, but not limited to, workers’ comp, liability, umbrella, and Directors’ and Officers’ coverage
  • Coordinates with the broker and carriers for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance proposals and plans
  • Administers and coordinates human resources activities and functions
  • Serves as lead communication for Finance Committee, supplying all reports and recording meeting minutes
  • Works with Executive Director and Treasurer to prepare financial materials for Finance Committee, GP Board, PCI Board meetings
  • Submits GP and PCI annual organization informational filings
  • Assists in review of contracts, as needed
  • Prepares financial reports and analysis for special event reporting



  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, knowledge, training and skills related to business, finance or economics
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills; detailed-oriented
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Strong math skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, board and guests
  • Computer proficiency in Quickbooks, Paychex, spreadsheets and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work a wide variety of shifts including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays and substitute when needed
  • Passion for Grand Performances’ mission

Physical requirements


  • Frequently communicates with vendors and staff in person, on the telephone, and on the computer
  • Frequently sits at computer and uses hand and fingers
  • Occasionally stoops, kneels, bends and reaches
  • Occasionally lifts objects weighing up to ten pounds when moving equipment and supplies


Direct reports


Does not manage staff



How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] with “Finance Manager” in the subject line.  Only applicants whose resumes are selected for an interview will be contacted.  Grand Performances is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff.


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