ABOUT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
Americans for the Arts builds recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. The vision of Americans for the Arts is that the arts are recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities across the nation. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Americans for the Arts has headquarters in Washington, DC and a second office located in New York, NY.
The Business Operations Pod works to advance the operational sustainability of the organization and its ability to be nimble and innovative when responding to opportunities and challenges. It is specifically responsible for managing institution-wide business functions including contracting, finance, human resources, office services, systems engagement strategy, technology, web strategies, and the execution of all the organization’s meetings and events. These resources are an essential foundation to ensure the delivery of high-level business processes to our stakeholders both internally and externally.
The Finance Team is integral to the operational stability of Americans for the Arts and its affiliated organization. It is responsible for the full range of financial operations from cash receipts, cash disbursements, financial reporting, expense management, budgeting, endowment management, and corporate insurance. These functions are essential to help ensure that the organization continues to have the resources available to carry out its mission.
The Accounting Manager will manage all day-to-day finance operations and supervise three (3) Finance team members including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grants administration. The Accounting Manager will ensure that Americans for the Arts and related organizations has the systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Accounting Manager will work closely with program leaders and staff, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program operations.
The Accounting Manager will be charged with identifying new opportunities to improve efficiencies, eliminate backlogs, and respond proactively to other team needs. They will need to analyze the existing processes and systems and work closely with the Vice President of Finances to streamline current systems, leverage new information technology, and establish standard operating procedures. The Accounting Manager will execute strategies under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Finance and supervises the Staff Accountant, Accounts Payable Specialist, and the Accounts Receivable Specialist.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Key duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
As a Supervisor you are responsible for the performance of your direct report(s). You should guide, train, support, and motivate your team member(s) to help them accomplish their job-specific goals. As a supervisor, it is your responsibility to be knowledgeable of your direct report(s) responsibilities and know how to get the tasks accomplished in their absence. You should continually work to earn the respect and credibility of your direct report(s) by building an inclusive and supportive learning environment. As such, building trust with your team members is vital to a healthy work relationship. Specifically, you will:
SALARY: Starting at $65,000.00; Commensurate with experience
CULTURAL EQUITY COMPETENCIES
Americans for the Arts acknowledges the existence of systemic and structural biases and believes it is necessary to be strategic and intentional in pursuing cultural equity in all aspects of governance, operations, and programming. As an employee, you are expected to:
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Americans for the Arts believes that one of its greatest strengths is the rich diversity of its staff.
We provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, gender and gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, including pregnancy and childbirth, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, political belief or activity, veteran or military discharge status, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law and regulations under Title VII.
The policy applies to all employment practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
All employees have the right to work in a workplace that is free of discrimination. Any person who believes they have been subjected to discrimination of any kind should contact their immediate supervisor or Human Resources. All complaints will be thoroughly investigated and any person violating this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination. The law prohibits retaliation against any employee for reporting discrimination or perceived discrimination, or for participating in an investigation of incidents of discrimination or perceived discrimination.
ABOUT AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS
Americans for the Arts builds recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote…
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