ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art opened in April 2018, with a mission to provide experi-ences that inspire human connection and transformation through art that depicts the peoples, land-scapes, and history of the American West and wildlife of the world. The facility houses the significant collection of Tom and Mary James and includes 30,000 SF of gallery space, a 4,000 SF special exhibitions gallery, a 129-seat auditorium, a 6,000 SF special events rental space, a double height lobby with water feature, store, café, education classrooms, over 200 covered parking spaces, on-site collection storage, administration offices, and back of house service facilities. Staff is in the process of translating the words of the Mission/Vision/Values/Goals into exciting, living, planned programming that includes special ex-hibitions in a variety of genres, artist talks and demonstrations, art classes, lectures, performances, do-cent-led tours, and a variety of activities for children and families.
Reporting directly to the Executive Director this highly confidential position, oversees the museum’s op-erational accounting, general ledger activities, leads the month-end close process, prepares financial statements along with metrics, and oversees all other related accounting and finance functions. This po-sition has great growth potential.
The strongest candidates for this position will have prior experience in a similar role and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment while prioritizing multiple tasks and adhering to deadlines. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required. Non-profit experience a plus.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Understand and adhere to federal, state, and local legal and tax compliance requirements in-cluding but not limited to payroll taxes, sales tax, tangible personal property, real estate taxes, etc.
• Proactively remains up to date on new accounting standards by performing technical research and attending professional conferences
• Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
• Leads the month-end close process, in collaboration with the Staff Accountant
• Leads the budget process, including the framework for budget preparation and reporting, supervising budget control systems, monitoring budgets and forecasts
• Initiates ideas, dialogue and strategies around increasing revenues and reducing / minimizing expenses across the company.
• Leads the independent audit and tax compliance process with external auditors and tax profes-sionals
• Makes recommendations for improvement of internal controls and processes across the fi-nance and human resources function
• Negotiate all non-fine art insurance contracts and act as primary point of contact for insurance broker. Assess and manage risks, monitor claims and ensure adequate coverage for all aspects of Museum operations, as well as the art collection.
• Oversees all treasury functions including managing cash, investment management and devel-oping sustaining banking relationships; tracking and managing performance of endowment and cash investments, in consultation with professional investment advisors and in keeping with es-tablished policies and investment guidelines
• Maintain rapport with key external and internal stakeholders with on-going communication, setting priorities, and resolving problem situations
• Effectively manage the Staff Accountant by delegating appropriately while maintaining a team-oriented environment, providing information, educational opportunities, and coaching
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
• At least 3 years of experience as an Accounting or Finance Manager
• A Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Finance or equivalent education is required
• Proficient with GAAP and key accounting concepts
• Proficient at interpreting financial statements and budget variances
• Proficient with developing budgets
• Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and project management
• Adheres to deadlines and thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
• Ability to multi-task and work independently
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Must be proficient with QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint (including v-lookups, pivot tables, charts and graphs)
• Demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization
• Maintains strict confidentiality of company and personnel information
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art is an equal opportunity employer and we as-pire to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender iden-tity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characters pro-tected by law. We believe that building a workforce of the brightest people from the wid-est possible range of backgrounds, we can innovate and inspire and engage with the widest possible audience.
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