• Controller

    Job Description
    ArtsWave is seeking a Controller to provide accounting and finance support to the organization. Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, the primary responsibilities of this full-time position will be monthly and year-end close, audit and tax return preparation, budget development and management, forecasting and investment tracking. Leading candidates for the position will be goal-oriented and confident professionals with a strong accounting background.  Candidates will also pay outstanding attention to detail, have excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

     Essential Functions and Responsibilities 

    - Manage the monthly and year-end close, general ledger, cash, investments, pledges receivable, accounts payable, grants payable and payroll functions. 
    - Annual operating expenses total $16.8 million.  Endowment and board designated endowment portfolio market value totals $114 million. 
    - Ensure maintenance of effective internal controls to assure safeguarding of assets and reliability of financial statements.
    - Coordinate the development of budgets for all divisions, then monitor, control and forecast.
    - Prepare all audited financial statements and tax returns including supporting documentation and serve as liaison to auditors.   
    - Maintain the master vendor list, W-9’s and vendor surveys.
    - Provide financial reports as requested by funders or for grant applications.
    - Participate in a committee of the financial leaders of the arts and culture organizations receiving annual support from ArtsWave.
    - Coordinate human resource benefit administration functions including health and disability insurance and 401(K) plans and maintain personnel records. 
    - Attend and assist at ArtsWave’s events, including occasional weekends and evenings, as necessary.

     Supervisory Responsibilities

    Supervise, develop, challenge and instruct a two-member staff which includes a general ledger accountant and a payroll/accounts payable accountant.  

     Position Requirements 

    - BS in Accounting; CPA or MBA preferred
    - Minimum of 3 to 5 years public accounting experience or related non-profit experience
    - Management experience and excellent analytical skills
    - Possess a natural attention to detail 
    - Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, work independently and stay calm in a fast-paced environment
    - Proven ability to work with volunteers and staff in a team environment, to communicate both verbally and in writing, to lead and to problem solve 
    - Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    ​- Understanding of accounting and data base software applications
    - Commitment to the vision, mission and values of ArtsWave 

     More About ArtsWave

    With the help of tens of thousands of donors, ArtsWave supports more than 100 arts and community organizations that make our region an amazing place to live. We believe that the arts— music, dance, theatre, museums, festivals, and more —create a vibrant regional economy and a more connected community.
    ArtsWave is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where a variety of backgrounds, cultures, orientations, ideas, and talents can flourish.

    To Apply  Send resume and cover letter to samantha.cribbet@artswave.org by May 14th.  Please use the words "Controller" in the Subject line.  No calls, please. Those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by ArtsWave and asked to provide references and salary requirements.
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