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The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for an Accountant. If you are skilled and experienced in accounting and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you! This is a full time position with an excellent benefits package and is available immediately. 

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate outstanding skills that meet or exceed the requirements in this job posting, excellent technical abilities including attention to detail; and someone who is a team player, enthusiastic, articulate and has an interest in the arts. 

 

About The 5th

The 5th Avenue Theatre is one of America's leading musical theater companies. We enrich the community we love with the art form we love—giving the Pacific Northwest a front-row seat to original powerhouse productions that go on to light up marquees and audiences all the way to Broadway. From the page to the stage, we bring passion and epic scale to every musical we create. As a nonprofit theater company and one of our region's largest performing arts employer, we spread the joy of great musicals with people of all ages across our region and state.

Each year, we reach more than 75,000 young people through our nationally acclaimed education programs. Programs designed to develop new musicals ensure that the next generation of great musicals will be there to tell the stories that captivate tomorrow's audiences. On the national stage, we are a leading voice for the power of this American art form to lift the human spirit.

For more information about The 5th Avenue Theatre, its season and its programs, please visit www.5thavenue.org


Land Acknowledgement

The 5th Avenue Theatre and the communities we serve are on the land and waterways of the Coast Salish people who have continuously inhabited our region since time immemorial. They are the original storytellers and theater-makers of this place we call home.

We also acknowledge and honor the Tribal nations across Washington State and the many Indigenous peoples from across the country who also live and work in the Seattle area. As we step into this new period of The 5th's history, we hope to honor their legacies and bring greater attention to their continuing fight for equity and recognition.

At The 5th Avenue Theatre, we are actively working towards goals as an anti-racist organization , you can learn more about our work and statement here: https://www.5thavenue.org/about/anti-racism-at-the-5th/


Position Summary:

The Accountant is responsible for a diverse array of accounting duties that support The Theatre’s financial functions. The position’s primary functions are to perform a full range of accounting and reporting activities. These include extensive data entry; monthly close activities including preparation and posting of journal entries; financial reporting duties; revenue and cost reporting; basic data analyses; accurate and timely reconciling and reporting for various general ledger accounts; maintaining fixed asset listing; serving as back-up for payroll and assisting with payroll-related accounting journal entries; and assisting with financial reports and statistical analysis as needed.  

Reporting Structure: This position reports to the Controller with additional accountability to the Chief Financial Officer. This position will also support the Payroll Manager.


Essential Functions Include: 

• Prepare and post month-end closing journal entries

• Assist Controller with monthly financial reporting

• Train theatre staff on proper coding techniques and recommend new GL codes as needed

• Serve as backup for Payroll Manager and perform payroll-related accounting responsibilities, including timely journal entries, check requests, reporting, etc.

• Prepare revenue reconciliation and expense reports for use outside department as needed 

• Maintain fixed asset records, book annual depreciation entry

• Assist in preparation of yearly audit schedules

• Analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts on a monthly basis, proposing journal entries as needed

• Prepare quarterly and annual tax reports

• Prepare other financial reports and perform related analyses as needed

• Analyze and propose changes to processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive or private data and information

• Provide support to Controller, CFO, and Payroll Manager, and perform related duties as needed


Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting preferred, or equivalent job experience

• At least 2 years accounting experience, preferably related to functions described in this job posting

• Knowledge of GAAP and not-for-profit accounting

• Knowledge of accounting principles, and proficiency with accounting software (MIP preferred)

• Detail oriented, highly organized, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple schedules and changing deadlines and priorities 

• Strong communication skills (written and verbal)

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Excellent organizational and accuracy skills

• Advanced proficiency with Excel, and at least intermediate skills in other Microsoft Office programs (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) 

• Demonstrated ethics and integrity. Skills in exercising good independent judgment and demonstrable analytical abilities

• Positive, articulate, outgoing, and friendly personality; a sense of humor a plus! 

• Able to work in an upbeat and often fast-paced environment

• Demonstrated abilities in “people skills,” including building trust and rapport in business relationships with diverse, non-finance, individuals, demonstrating listening skills, poise, and tact  

• Interest in the arts/musical theater, flexibility, calm under pressure

• Regular and reliable attendance and punctuality


Compensation & Benefits: 

The full-time annual salary range will be $50,000 to $60,000 based on experience. 

The 5th Avenue offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% Employer covered Medical, Dental & Vision package, Sick, Personal & Vacation time, commuter benefits (Orca Card and reduced-price parking), Life Insurance, AD&D & Long-term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account, Complimentary Tickets, and Company Paid Holidays. 401K retirement plan after eligibility requirement is met. 


Application information & Timeline: 

Applications from those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the theatrical industry are strongly encouraged. We are striving for our staff to be representative of a diverse and vibrant community that includes multiple identities, perspectives & influences.


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume & 2 references in a single word or PDF attachment by October 10th that explains your qualifications & interest for the position to HumanResources@5thavenue.org. 

Please put in Subject line: FT Accountant Position 

We are seeking to fill this position immediately. Interviews will be held via zoom and applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled. 


A background check will be required prior to offer of position. 

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The 5th Avenue will be requiring Covid-19 Vaccinations for all employees as of October, 4th 2021, with considerations for Medical & Religious exemptions.

Work Location: When not working remotely, the work location is The 5th Avenue Theatre, located in the Skinner Building at 1326 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.

The 5th Avenue Theatre has an excellent opportunity for an Accountant. If you are skilled and experienced in accounting and would enjoy working with others in the exciting world of musical theater, this is the job for you! This is a full time…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 11, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 10, 2021

Compensation

USD 50,000 - USD 60,000

Benefits

The 5th Avenue offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% Employer covered Medical, Dental & Vision package, Sick, Personal & Vacation time, commuter benefits (Orca Card and reduced-price parking), Life Insurance, AD&D & Long-term Disability Insurance, Flexible Spending or Health Savings Account, Complimentary Tickets, and Company Paid Holidays. 401K retirement plan after eligibility requirement is met. 

The 5th Avenue offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes 100% Employer covered Medical, Dental & Vision package, Sick, Personal & Vacation time, commuter…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
1326 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

How to Apply

Application information & Timeline: 

Applications from those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the theatrical industry are strongly encouraged. We are striving for our staff to be representative of a diverse and vibrant community that includes multiple identities, perspectives & influences.


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume & 2 references in a single word or PDF attachment by October 10th that explains your qualifications & interest for the position to HumanResources@5thavenue.org. 

Please put in Subject line: FT Accountant Position 

We are seeking to fill this position immediately. Interviews will be held via zoom and applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled. 


A background check will be required prior to offer of position. 

The 5th Avenue Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The 5th Avenue will be requiring Covid-19 Vaccinations for all employees as of October, 4th 2021, with considerations for Medical & Religious exemptions.

Application information & Timeline: 

Applications from those who have been traditionally underrepresented in the theatrical industry are strongly encouraged. We are…

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