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Senior Accountant

Company:
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Job Location:
Utica, New York
Category:
Business and Financial Services

Senior Accountant at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

About Munson-Williams

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Munson-Williams) is a nationally prominent fine arts center serving diverse audiences through a renowned Museum of Art, the PrattMWP College of Art and Design, a live performing arts season, and year-round community arts classes. The Institute was founded in 1919 and annually hosts some 600 events where patrons enjoy exhibitions, performances, art classes, and family-oriented activities.

The Museum of Art is one of the nation’s most significant mid-sized art museums, with a top collection of American art. Munson-Williams offers more than 100 community art classes and workshops throughout the year, taught by working artists in studios shared by PrattMWP College of Art and Design, a Munson-Williams program that offers students the option of fulfilling their first two years of a BFA in Utica before transitioning to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn to complete their degree. Live events at Munson-Williams include a series of intimate concerts by national acts, a weekly film series, live streaming of the Metropolitan Opera, and the popular summer Arts Festival. Munson-Williams is an exceptional convergence of many areas of creative expression that is both a community asset in the Mohawk Valley and an art destination located in the heart of New York with easy travel to Syracuse, Albany, and just a few hours from New York City, Boston, and Montreal.

We offer exceptional benefits, including health, dental and vision plans; generous paid time off; and free art classes, concerts, and films.

Munson-Williams is committed to community engagement and to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Senior Accountant will model the values and culture of the organization to colleagues and the public by being welcoming, inclusive, and respectful and will value collaboration across the organization and within the community. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the non-profit arts field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Treasurer, the Senior Accountant will perform a wide range of accounting duties, including accounts payable, journal entries, account analysis, reconciliations, report preparation and analysis of financial information. The Senior Accountant will also assist with cyclical accounting responsibilities such as month-end, year-end, budgeting, 1099 preparation, quarterly sales, and unclaimed funds reporting and will act as backup to the student accounting office.

Responsibilities

  • Perform Accounts Payable functions
  • Prepare month end journal entries and account analysis
  • Prepare reconciliations of General Ledger and external bank accounts
  • Complete deposits of currency, checks, and credit card transactions, ensuring deposits correct and balanced.
  • Perform accounting functions of an associated LLC by preparing deposits, accounting entries, monthly financials, and reconcile GL and bank accounts. 
  • Prepare reports as requested for grant purposes
  • Assist with: annual budget preparation; monthly financial statements; annual end-of-year close; and annual 1099 Preparation, quarterly sales, and unclaimed funds
  • Serve as back up for Student Accounting

Please visit https://www.mwpai.org/about/opportunities for a complete description of the Senior Accountant’s responsibilities

Qualifications

Education and Experience – Bachelor degree in Accounting and 3 to 5 years experience in an accounting/bookkeeping position. Not-for-profit experience preferred. Computer literacy in database management, Microsoft and Google software expertise, excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and ability to switch roles as necessary as part of a small, dynamic team are essential qualities. Must possess the ability to work with diverse groups of people, ranging from staff, faculty, students, and parents. 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range $55,000–$60,000, commensurate with qualifications and exper

Munson-Williams offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurances for the employee, their spouse/domestic partner, and dependents.
  • Paid group life insurance with the ability to purchase additional optional life insurance
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability coverages
  • Participation in Munson-Williams’ TIAA retirement plan after one year of service.
  • Generous benefit time off including holidays, sick time, and early closing on summer Fridays. Annual PTO of 14 days with increases beginning with your 4th year.
  • Other benefits include: Employee Assistance Program, Museum of Art membership with reciprocal admission to other Museums, free School of Art classes for you and your immediate family and complimentary tickets to world-class performances, concerts, films, and family-oriented performances.

As a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization under the IRS Code, Munson-Williams is considered a qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student load debt for employees of certain non-profit and public employers.

The opportunity to work in a lively office with passionate and friendly colleagues who are committed to excellence and promoting creative expression

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter discussing background, qualifications, and interest in the position to hrjobs@mwpai.edu Also include contact information for three professional references. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502

Inquiries: 315-797-0000, extension 2108

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