The American Alliance of Museums seeks a motivated, organized, financial professional to support the finance and administration departments of the nation’s largest association of museum professionals. The desired candidate has knowledge of basic accounting principles and the ability to perform processes such as accounts payable/receivable; reconciliations; batch processing and is eager to learn about financial maintenance, reporting, and analysis in non-profits.
About the position: Reporting to the Senior Accountant and working closely with the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accountant & Office Manager is responsible for processing and supporting day-to-day accounting transaction and functions. Primary duties include accounts payable maintenance, cash receipts batch distribution and data entry, cash reconciliations, and routine data/order imports. He/she directly supports the Senior Accountant in all month-end close processes, including the monthly reconciliation of the bank accounts against the general ledger, preparing recurring and ad-hoc journal entries for review, and assisting with year-end audit preparations.
The Accountant & Office Manager also provides administrative support to program and management staff including data entry, data base maintenance, office supply maintenance, office equipment support, and general administrative and executive office support. Salary range is low to mid $50’s.
Skills and qualifications:
Ability to perform basic bookkeeping functions
Understanding of general accounting principles
Non-profit accounting experience preferred
Experience with accounting software, association management software (AMS) and MS Office preferred
Strong and versatile communication and customer service skills
Exceptional organizational skills
Exceptional attention to details
Ability to work with, and maintain, confidential financial information
How to apply: In order to encourage a broad pool of candidates with various backgrounds to apply and to mitigate any potential implicit bias during our review of applications, we are applying some principles of “blind hiring.” Please follow the directions below when submitting your application materials.
Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org using “Accountant/Office Manager" in the subject line by 1/27/20. Please do not include your name or address on either document. Please include education but omit school names and graduation years. Include your email address as the only personal identifier on these documents.
As part of your cover letter (no more than two pages), provide an example of how you have applied your accounting skills to solve a problem.
Submissions will be reviewed by our hiring team and candidates who are selected for further screening will be contacted by email by 2/14/20. Due to the large number of applications AAM receives, we can only contact those candidates selected for further screening.
About American Alliance of Museums
The American Alliance of Museums, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a trusted leader, partner, and advocate for museums and works to build a field that includes dynamic and diverse individuals, institutions, and communities. With a budget of $10M, the Alliance provides leadership, advocacy, and service to its membership and the museum field, which includes a broad range of museums, from art museums to zoos. The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace. For more information, please visit www.aam-us.org.