Responsible for direct supervision of all accounting and financial functions. Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly close process, review of balance sheet and income statement accounts, payroll, and monthly reporting; assist with reforecasting, cash reporting, and annual budget preparation. Participates in the preparation of year-end audits, annual tax returns, and all treasury administration. The Controller is also involved in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues, in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

Essential Functions:

  • Review and record journal entries required to reflect the monthly activity
  • Preparation of workpapers supporting the monthly close process and month-end balances as well as year-end audits as required
  • Review monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained
  • Ensure accurate and timely production of all financial information
  • Preparation of bi-weekly payroll
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Preparation of workpapers supporting the annual tax return
  • Assist in the coordination of the preparation of annual tax return with outside CPA firm
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnotes including cash flow statement
  • Perform cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess cash balances
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly forecasting – cash and accrual basis
  • Record all related investment/funding transactions
  • Assist management in maintaining timely and accurate records for retirement accounts (i.e., 403-b Plan)
  • Review all accounts payable processed
  • Review of expenses – Actual vs. Budget and assist in evaluating performance to expectations
  • Maintenance of fixed asset records, review proper coding, depreciation, capitalization policies, etc.
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls
  • Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and with related entities
  • Proper analytical review of the asset operations from a balance sheet, income statement and cash flow perspective as well as an overall business perspective
  • Other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time

Requirements:

  • Confidential, understands the ethical standards
  • Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product
  • Accountable for specific performance
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over same
  • GAAP and financial reporting technical skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Able to analyze, organize, summarize and articulate financial information
  • Able to read and interpret agreements, then implement the relevant provisions of these agreements
  • Detailed, organized and communicative
  • Responsive team player with ability to quickly prioritize among numerous pressing tasks
  • Financial Edge NXT experience preferred
  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case by case basis.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is an equal opportunity employer. As a cultural institution that teaches about the dangers of intolerance, the Museum is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion in its hiring practices.

 

For consideration, qualified candidates should submit their resume and letter of interest to: humanresources@mjhnyc.org