SMG Director of Finance in Shreveport, Louisiana

Job Title: Director of Finance

Department: Finance

Reports To: General Manager

FLSA Status: Salaried Exempt

SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an excellent and immediate opening for a Director of Finance at the Shreveport Convention Center. The Director of Finance plans and directs all aspects of financial and accounting activities at the facility by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinate supervisors.


  • Assists in the development and implementation of facility goals and priorities relating to financial management, budget, accounting, purchasing, and/or payroll in compliance with State and Federal law, and SMG policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement all financial reporting, including:

  • Coordinates year-end report of fiscal performance for the General Manager's report.

  • Prepares financial statements for the Client and SMG Corporate, and other financial reports, including monthly statements, Annual Budget and Annual Report.
  • Directs the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures.
  • Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses, and insurance records.
  • Analyzes financial performance and cost analyses for all departments; prepares monthly financial statements, recommends appropriate actions/changes in order to meet business goals.
  • Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
  • Directs internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls.
  • Coordinates preparation of Client or external audit materials and financial reporting; implements recommendations of Client as requeste
  • Monitors SMG compliance with all provisions of the management contract.
  • Maintains contact with SMG's Risk Management Department and Insurance broker for coordination of appropriate coverage.
  • Reviews all contracts for client, events, subcontractors, food and beverage or concessionaires.
  • Reviews and/or prepares event settlements.
  • Reviews and executes all checks and deposits; reviews daily cash receipts and disbursements.
  • Monitors and projects daily cash flow; invests excess cash as needed.
  • Reviews all purchasing of capital assets, office supplies and facility supplies.
  • Directs the installation and maintenance of any new and existing accounting, timekeeping, payroll, inventory, property, and other related procedures and controls.
  • Reviews financial statements with management personnel.
  • Participates in union labor contract administration; maintains effective working relationship with union representatives.
  • Acts as Director on Duty to oversee events and operations of facility as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university
  • 5 to 7 years experience in public accounting and/or financial management at a supervisory level or as department head
  • Extensive knowledge of general and cost accounting
  • Excellent math skills; high aptitude for figures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and organizational ability
  • Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information required
  • Effective supervisory skills
  • Extensive knowledge of accounting software, spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • CPA is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Ability to work flexible hours in addition to normal business hour
  • Must have professional attitude and appearance
  • Some travel required


This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Resumes MUST include salary requirements for consideration and may be sent to:

Recruiter: Kelly Hatfield

SMG-Shreveport Convention Center

400 Caddo St.

Shreveport, La. 71101

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact 318-841-4243.

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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