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Accountant

Company: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Location: San Diego
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: Accountant
Department: Business Office
Reports to: Controller
Employee Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Primary Work Location: Downtown San Diego and La Jolla / currently some remote due to COVID
OUR WORK CULTURE: The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) provides employees with a collaborative work culture where they can combine both their love and support of the arts and work in an enriching and diverse environment, while further developing their specific professional knowledge, skills, and abilities.
ABOUT MCASD: Come grow with us: With our current expansion efforts well underway at our La Jolla campus, which will double the buildings overall size, it is an exciting time to join MCASD. We are positioned to be a cultural beacon for the region upon re-opening our La Jolla flagship building. With its two locations, MCASD is the regions foremost forum devoted to the exploration and presentation of the art of our time, presenting works across all media created since 1950. Located in the heart of downtown San Diego and in the coastal community of La Jolla, MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community, showcasing an internationally recognized collection and a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and public programs.
THE ACCOUNTANT: This position will be an integral role within the Accounting team, managing and leading many of the Museums accounting processes and practices while working in an often autonomous work setting with limited supervision. The qualified candidate will possess the ability to drive and foster business continuity across all departments and cultivate and maintain effective and professional working relationships with all internal stakeholders, while also bridging departmental continuity with the CFO, Controller, and Accounting Clerk and keeping them informed of all accounting business activities as needed.
JOB SUMMARY: Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures. Analyze and interpret financial information. Prepare financial reports for regulatory agencies and tax authorities. Support mission and vision of Museum throughout performance of duties.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Often serve as first point of contact for the Accounting team. Provide direction to internal stakeholders on accounting policies and practices.
Serve as back-up to Controller and CFO.
Ensure strong accounting and operational controls to safeguard museum and operational performance.
Make recommendations to Controller to streamline accounting processes. Manage and implement changes.
Manage daily cash management, including online banking.
Manage and record journal entries, such as cash receipts, payroll allocations, loan payments, account adjustments, etc.
Manage and oversee recording of construction loan draws.
Manage and administer monthly account reconciliations.
Prepare financial statements.
In partnership with Controller, CFO, and CEO, administer budget preparation and analyses.
Manage monthly sales tax reporting.
Maintain fixed asset depreciation schedule.
Prepare and manage work papers for annual audit and tax returns.
Perform maintenance and administration of accounting system.
Act as a backup for A/P. Review of A/P invoices prior to check disbursements.
Manage special projects as assigned by Controller.
Follow policies and procedures to ensure a safe work environment.
Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE: Ability to work both in an autonomous work environment under limited direction and the ability to work within a departmental team environment and build effective and proactive work relationships. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate and maintain effective and respectful working relationships with all stakeholders. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong professional judgment and the ability to demonstrate adaptability to individual needs while not compromising integrity and financial needs of the organization. Strong professional demeanor, decorum, and work ethics. Outstanding organizational skills with an emphasis on accuracy, detail, and follow-through. Advanced computer skills and proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel. Experience in Fundware or Financial Edge preferred. Experience in non-profit accounting and job-cost knowledge helpful. Bachelors degree in Accounting and three years recent solid accounting experience or any equivalent education and experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to see, listen, and talk for extended periods. Ability to perform repetitive motions, making substantial movements of the wrists, hands, or fingers. Ability to use a keyboard for extended periods. Ability to remain in a sedentary position for extended periods. Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull, exerting up to 25 pounds or a negligible amount occasionally, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
BACKGROUND CHECKS AND LICENSING: Credit check and criminal background check.
EOE STATEMENT: MCASD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
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