Assistant Director of Accounting

Position Overview
Assists the Chief Financial Officer in directing the Museum’s accounting functions. These
functions include establishing and maintaining the organization’s accounting principles,
practices and procedures. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is a must.

Essential Job Functions

  • Computes, classifies, records, verifies and maintains data for use in maintaining financial records
  • Verifies and posts details of transactions to ledgers, computer spreadsheets and databases
  • Prepares reports and other records and reviews them for accuracy
  • Performs monthly closing activities and prepare monthly financial statements
  • Reconciles and resolves report discrepancies and problems
  • Coordinates and prepares information for independent auditors and tax advisors
  • Prepare journal entries as needed
  • Responds to inquiries or complaints from vendors
  • Prepares reports and correspondence and assists in the development of procedural manuals
  • Completes special projects as assigned

Other Job Functions

  • Acts as back up for Chief Financial Officer when needed
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal formats
  • Uses initiative, flexibility and leadership in making decisions and recommendations
  • Researches issues using expert materials available on the Internet


  • Degree in Accounting from accredited four-year college or university
  • 5 years or more related accounting experience – General Ledger, A/R, A/P, Payroll
  • Extensive knowledge of commonly-used accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Ability to process work with accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and to make appropriate decisions

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Outlook
  • Proficiency in basic accounting functions using automated system


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