Butterfly Pavilion
  • 05-May-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Finance
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • 120000-125000 per year Bi-weekly
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, 401(k)+ Matching)

Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Position Reports To: President/CEO

Direct Reports: Accountant, Director of Retail, Environmental, and Ecological Services (EES) Project Manager

We are committed to providing the most enriching, world-class experience for our audience, being recognized as a scientific authority, and being the leading educational resource on invertebrates. To this end, Butterfly Pavilion has launched Emerge, a $55 million capital campaign, to expand Butterfly Pavilion into the center for invertebrate research and conservation in a brand new, 81,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in 2027.

FLSA: Full Time/Exempt 40+ hours per week

Salary/Hourly Rate: $120 -$125K

FLSA: Full Time/Exempt Minimum 40-45 hours per week

Full Benefits : (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, 401(k)+ Matching)

Position Summary:  The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for and directs all financial functions, including financial planning and reporting, budgets, forecasting, investments, risk management, and loss control. The CFO is a senior member of the Executive Leadership Team, a member of the Finance Committee, New Building & Site Committee, and a staff financial advisor to the Board of Directors.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of finance and accounting functions of Butterfly Pavilion
  • Maintain accurate and timely reporting of financial condition and results for both external and internal use
  • Provide interpretation of financial results for Senior Leadership and the Board of Directors
  • Establish and ensure compliance with internal controls which safeguard the assets of Butterfly Pavilion and contribute to accurate reporting
  • Supervise the daily operation of the accounting department, including revenue accounting, accounts payable, payroll, benefit payments, and cash flow management
  • Manage annual operating and capital budget processes and report monthly on the operating budget variances with recommendations for direction
  • Develop and maintain written accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage internal and external audits
  • Provide oversight for retail operations, including onsite and online sales
  • Provide oversight for sustainable environmental business ventures - fee for service programs (Environmental and Ecological Services)
  • Provide financial information and reports as needed for grant applications and reports and review and analyze contractual agreements and grant proposals
  • Manage and maintain all daily POS reconciliations
  • Prepare and file monthly state, local, and city, sales and use tax
  • Develop recommendations to strategically advance financial performance and new business opportunities
  • Support strong relationship with Executive & Senior Leadership team as to identify needs, provide financial guidance and seek full range of business solutions
  • Analyze, interpret, and communicate financial operations/capital campaign performance to provide information, guidance to CEO, Finance Committee, New Building & Site Committee, and Board of Directors
  • Builds proformas supporting programs, operations, and capital campaign success
  • Oversee information technology (IT) function


  1. Detail-oriented
  2. Decision making
  3. Strategic thinking
  4. Financial/fiscal management
  5. Business acumen
  6. Analytical thinking
  7. Ethical conduct
  8. Technologically-savvy


  • Seasoned leader with 10+ years of experience in nonprofit accounting and financial leadership
  • CPA, MBA, or equivalent training and experience
  • Strong written, verbal, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and to manage multiple assignments and deadlines
  • Skilled in use of a variety of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and data base management
  • Experience in developing policies and procedures and strategic plans
  • Strong IT competency (preferred)
  • Expert in principles and practices of accounting including budgeting, auditing, purchasing, property control, financial markets, banking, and risk management
  • Experience overseeing multi-funded organizational finances including governmental grants and grant reporting
  • Must be analytically minded with experience evaluating financial data.
  • Highly confident in communication and leadership
  • Experienced in coaching and mentoring employees to create a culture of enthusiasm and commitment based upon organization's Butterfly Pavilion's core values.
  • Expertise managing an accounting database; familiarity in Paylocity and ATMS+ is a plus
  • Skilled in MS Office 365 and Teams
  • Strong knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, and business technology.
  • Outstanding internal and external customer service abilities, including easily building rapport with staff, governmental and private agencies, Board of Directors, and clients from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with inventory and property finance accounting.

How to Apply: Butterfly Pavilion is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply for open positions and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or veteran status.

Applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter to the following link:

Position is open until filled.

No phone calls or drop in's please.

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