The Museum has a $20 million operating budget supported by admissions, memberships, retail, philanthropy and earnings from endowment investments. The Controller is responsible for organizing and directing the Finance Department, regarding both day-to-day activities and long-term planning. The candidate must a have proven track record working with Windows-based GL system (preferably Great Plains) and related budget modules in a not-for-profit organization and is responsible for the overall accounting, budgeting, reporting, treasury and investment functions of the Museum. The candidate should have experience with gift accounting, management of endowments, spending policies and payouts from endowments.
Supervising a staff of four in the accounting of all cash and non-cash transactions
Overseeing the annual budget process under the Direction of the Deputy Director for Finance and Administration.
Developing monthly financial reports for department heads for purposes of variance analysis and periodic reprojections
Preparing financial materials for trustees
Overseeing the maintenance of and staff training for general ledger/ accounts payable /payroll and reporting software
Overseeing the accounts payable process
Together with HR overseeing payroll and payments of associated taxes and fringe benefits
Overseeing the annual financial audit and preparing related statements and supporting schedules
Overseeing the annual 403b plan audit
Overseeing the preparation of Forms 990, 990T, CHAR500, 5500 and other filings as required
Maintaining financial policies manual detailing policies and procedures
Managing the accounting for investments and preparation of monthly investments report
Participating as staff member to the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board
Managing the reconciliation of investments, endowments, spending policy and drawdowns
Producing monthly, annual and multi-year cashflow forecasts.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for banking relationships
Provide financial information for various grants as requested
Minimum five years not-for-profit financial management experience
Significant supervisory experience in a financial management environment
CPA required and an MBA or equivalent preferred
Strong computer skills in Microsoft office environment
Great Plains/Dynamics & Management Reporter experience, or experience with similar accounting software
Strong organizational ability
Superior communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to interact with senior management and Board members
About The Jewish Museum
Located on New York City’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a museum at the intersection of art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world.
The Museum maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years. Our distinguished exhibition history reveals a deep and rich exploration of Jewish culture and identity, and includes some of the most seminal exhibitions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our dynamic education programs – from talks and lectures, to performances, to hands-on art making and more – serve a wide range of audiences, including families, teens, students, educators, and visitors with disabilities.
As an art museum representing the diversity of Jewish culture and identity, the Jewish Museum believes in free expression and an open society. We embrace multiple viewpoints regardless of race, gender, national origin, or religion, and we oppose discrimination in all its forms.
Our exhibitions and public programs provide plat...forms for cross-cultural dialogue, fostering empathy, mutual understanding, and respect. We champion the powerful roles art and artists can play in our communities, both inside and outside the Museum’s walls.