Executive Search: Director of Finance at Chattanooga Golf & Country Club
- December 4, 2020
- Placement, Governance, Executive Search
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
CHATTANOOGA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, the oldest course at its original site in Tennessee, was founded in 1896. Located on the banks of the Tennessee River at the end of the old Riverview trolley line, the Club was formed only eight years after the opening of the first golf course in the United States.
The Club honors this heritage by holding itself to the most elite standards and offering one of the finest golfing experiences in the region. The historic riverside golf course was designed by world renowned Scottish architect Donald Ross in the 1920’s, enhanced back to its original design by Bill Bergin in 2005, and the bent grass greens were converted to ultra-dwarf Bermuda just a few years ago.
The golf experience features a yearlong calendar of exciting events, clinics, and tournaments for men and women, private lessons, and a very successful junior program. Consistently ranked Top 5 in the state by Golf Digest, the course has been the site of many prestigious tournaments at the local, state and national level.
CGCC’s 58,000 square foot Tudor-style facility offers members and their families a beautiful retreat and is perfect for all types of gatherings. The Club features three full-service dining rooms, five banquet rooms, superior service, and quality food which have earned Chattanooga Golf and Country Club recognition as the top club in the area and one of the finest in the Southeast.
Members enjoy family dining at the Fairway Grill which is open every evening and is hugely popular for its Wednesday Family Pasta Night, a create-your-own pasta extravaganza. The Overlook Grill is named for its incredible views of the Tennessee River and spectacular mountain vistas with the Overlook Deck serving as a beautiful place to enjoy a special meal.
For adult members. the Tap in Tavern features a great selection of local and craft beers along with an award-winning selection of unique and rare bourbons. Trivia Thursdays, wine tastings, craft beer nights, and bourbon tastings are always popular events scheduled throughout the year.
CGCC’s $9M nationally-recognized pool was featured on the cover of the 2017 Club & Resort Business Magazine. This multi-generational resort style pool has a zero-entry splash pool section for young children, a waterslide, basketball hoop, Pool Bistro, and lane pool for lap swimming and swim meets for the CGCC Wavemakers swim team. The separate adult oasis features a refreshing lounge pool, soft seating, multiple shade areas, and The Oasis Bar which offers frozen cocktails, lunch and dinner with members’ favorite sports on the big screen TVs.
The CGCC fitness center offers a personalized health experience tailored to all types of bodies and goals. It is fully equipped with the latest technology in treadmills, cardio, and stationary bikes along with a large selection of free weights, strength and stretching equipment. A child-minding facility ensures that members in all phases of life are able to stay active in group classes including yoga, Pilates, spin, barre, personalized training, and a certified TPI program for advanced and specialized golf fitness.
Over the last 100 years, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club has witnessed the Great Depression, two world wars, economic upheavals, which have challenged its existence. The Club has always proven to be a place where members return to feel at home, self-evident in the Club’s currently full membership and strong waitlist. With an exceptional staff and a course rivaled by few, Chattanooga Golf and Country Club has been and will continue to be a step above the rest.
Chattanooga Golf & Country Club Overview
- 800 members (Golf: 580, Other: 220)
- Initiation Fee (Resident Member Golf: $36,500)
- Annual Dues (Golf: $8,040)
- $4M Annual Dues Volume
- $8.3M Gross Volume
- $3.60M Gross Payroll
- Average age of members is 56
The Director of Finance Position:
The Club is seeking an accomplished Director of Finance who will report to the Chief Operating Officer/General Manager.
The DOF manages the financial operations of the Club, supervises the accounting functions, and provides analytical support to the COO/GM, Board of Directors, Finance Committee, and others for planning, budgets, and solutions to business problems.
The DOF recommends, implements, and maintains the Club's financial plans and policies, its accounting practices, fiscal records, and the preparation of financial reports. The Director of Finance makes decisions in accordance with Club policy on administrative or operational matters and ensures the operations' effective achievement of objectives.
The Director of Finance will be responsible for the following:
> Recommend and implement policies to control and coordinate accounting, auditing, budgets, taxes and related activities and records; develop, establish, and administer procedures and systems pertaining to financial matters. Responsible for the Club’s internal controls and compliance to same.
> Prepare financial statements, forecasts, and analysis for all administrative and managerial functions. Maintain all accounting records; develop, analyze, and interpret statistical and accounting information.
> Manage the annual audit.
> Evaluate operating results for costs, revenues, budgets, policies of operation, trends, and increased profit possibilities. Attends monthly finance committee meetings to provide the committee a report of the monthly and year-to-date Club finances.
> Responsible for the development, implementation, and operation of all accounting and information systems support; for the administration, management, and maintenance of the equipment systems employed in the collection of information and for the training and supervision of staff related, but not limited, to the Administration department.
> Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
> Responsible for evaluating the performance of several personnel in the Administration department. This individual recommends training requirements, has the duty to keep the staff at the highest level of skill necessary to meet Club needs and objectives.
> Establishes major economic objectives and policies for the Club and prepares reports that outline the Club's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations.
> Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget, business plan, and financial forecasts; institutes and maintains other planning and control procedures; and analyzes and reports variances. The Club performs in a fiscal year beginning October 1 of each year.
> Responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes.
> Furnishes internal reports, revises, and updates reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnishes external reports as necessary.
> Evaluates and recommends insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
- Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university, with a concentration in accounting.
- Five to seven years of professional accounting experience with at least two years as Controller, not-for-profit experience is an asset.
- Excellent management, leadership, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to design and implement a control reporting system. Experience in systems integration, flowcharting, documentation, and key control analysis required.
- Experience overseeing the information technology operation and electronic data transfer between systems. Currently the Club uses Jonas Software.
- Strong communication skills.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
- Knowledge and understanding of retirement plans and benefit programs.
Note: A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required. The position is available November 30, 2020.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.
IMPORTANT: Interested candidates should submit résumés along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, December 18, 2020.
Documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Chattanooga DOF Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Chattanooga DOF Resume”) respectively to: email@example.com. Please email résumé with references.
For more information about Chattanooga Golf & Country Club, please visit chattanoogagcc.org.