Staff Accountant

Job Type

Full Time




The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center
New York
United States


Department:          Finance  

Available:                September 2018

Position Summary:


Responsible for financial accounting matters including but not limited to reconciliations and analyses, daily transactions such as wire transfer review and initiation, and processing journal entries.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform daily box office reconciliations; prepare monthly accounting entries for all box office activity; reconcile general ledger accounts related to box office accounts to system reports and other underlying documentation.
  • Prepare daily box office reconciliations for third-party rentals; prepare weekly settlement reports with supporting documentation; maintain spreadsheets summarizing costs; reconcile costs with general ledger postings and participate in final reconciliation and billings.
  • Manage all merchandising accounting responsibilities including the analysis and review of subsidiary system data, preparation of journal entries, reconciliation of bank, credit card, sales and cost of goods sold activity; coordinate with shop and other staff to trouble shoot and resolve discrepancies; assist in providing reporting; prepare summaries for sales tax reporting.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations on a timely basis each month for all accounts requested.
  • Participate in the ongoing process to follow up on outstanding checks and in the annual due diligence process for remittance of unclaimed property; reconcile all schedules regularly to the general ledger accounts.
  • Maintain accounts receivable billing log and perform monthly reconciliations to identify and assist in the follow up of outstanding amounts.    
  • Generate, distribute, and follow-up on musical instrument insurance billing.
  • Assist in obtaining certificates of insurance as requested.
  • Submit periodic incident reports to insurance company.
  • Manage Finance office record and document organization establishing and maintaining protocols for retention, access, and storage. 
  • Review reimbursement requests and other invoices for supporting documentation and validity, as required.
  • Initiate wire transfer requests in the various banking systems.
  • Prepare and enter journal entries in the general ledger system; maintain approved copies of all journal entries.
  • Send monthly American Express activity reports to all cardholders, maintain logs of reports send and received, reconcile undesignated American Express accounts.
  • Reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Provide Accounts Receivable back-up including scanning check deposits, preparing cash reports and transporting deposits to the bank.
  • Complete other accounting tasks as assigned.


Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • College degree or equivalent, major in accounting.
  • 3-5 years accounting experience preferably in a not-for profit.
  • Experience with computerized general ledger system.
  • Knowledge of Excel.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to, including “Staff Accountant” in the subject line of your e-mail.