As of November 11, 2015

Senior Accountant

Function: Finance

Type: Full-Time

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

General Summary of Duties:  

Under general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Accountant assists the Chief Officer in the day-to-day operation of the department and has primary responsibility for all facets of revenue accounting. The incumbent is responsible for processing transactions and adjustments necessary to maintain an accurate general ledger.  This position coordinates the month end closing process and reconciles bank accounts and other subsidiary ledgers/accounts to the month end ledger balance.  The Senior Accountant generates financial reports and assists the CFO with tax reporting for the organization

Essential Duties of the Position:

• Assists CFO through day-to-day operations and oversight of the Finance department

• Has primary responsibility for maintaining an accurate general ledger for the Museum

• Generates monthly financial statements for the organization using Financial Edge

Additional Key Responsibilities:

• Prepares various monthly general ledger journal entries as assigned
• Maintains Financial Edge subsidiary ledgers for payables and receivables, reconciles monthly to ledger
• Generates monthly financial statements using Financial Edge software for CFO review
• Ensures timely payment of sales tax and related journal entries
• Provides needed support to auditors during year-end and/or special audit engagements; prepares audit schedules as requested
• Provides guidance to Accountant and direction for accounts payable function in conjunction with Chief Financial Officer
• Ensures that financial controls are being followed and provide recommendations for continuous process improvement
• Analyzes financial status by collecting and monitoring data.  Helps improve financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances, identifying trends; recommending actions to management
• Tracks expenses and revenues vs. the budget
• Monitors budget and assists in budgeting and reforecasting process
• Develops, maintains, and distributes ad hoc reports as needed
• Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related degree is required; MBA is a plus

• Five (5) years of experience working for a non-profit organization with emphasis in fund accounting

• Experience with financial systems Financial Edge accounting software is preferable

• Advanced Excel skills required

• Strong detail orientation, mathematical and analytical skills are a must

Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodations and in accordance with ADA guidelines and requirements.

Physical Factors:

• Must be able to sit and interact with PC or laptop as needed

Working Conditions:

• Museum / office environment

Qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..