Manager, Accounting (Full-Time)

The Manager, Accounting is a critical role within the Accounting Team. This role will be focused on general accounting and responsible for the accurate and timely processing of all transactions in the general ledger. This position reports to the Controller/Director, Accounting and has a minimum of 2 direct reports.

Department: Accounting
Reporting to: Controller/Director of Accounting
Schedule: This position is a full-time, hybrid on-site/remote position, required to work onsite at least three (3) days per week / may work from home up to two (2) days per week.
Salary: $93,000 – $100,000 annually, based on expertise; includes a comprehensive benefits package including medical plan, dental plan, vision, life insurance, Pension, 401K retirement, and generous paid time off.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Oversees and participates in the completion of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial recording on a timely basis.
  • Oversee the department’s daily operations and works closely with the team on accounting functions, including accounts payable & receivable, revenue recognition, and treasury management.
  • Works extensively with other departments to ensure close deadlines are met.
  • Provides monthly variance analysis, including budget verses actual, with commentary and solutions to the deviations.
  • Reviews and posts journal entries, reviews account reconciliations, researches and adjusts discrepancies, and proposes improvements to the department processes.
  • Supports timely issuance of audited financial statements and filing of various tax forms including Form 990.
  • Assists with preparing finance materials for committee and board meetings.
  • Participates in annual external audit including preparation of schedules and statements.
  • Possesses ERP implementation experience and understands the IT controls in accounting.
  • Serve as financial reporting system administrator.
  • Holds in-depth knowledge of accounting rules and regulations including: USGAAP, USGAAS, IRS regulations, Yellow Book Audit and other finance and compliance requirements. Possesses a well-rounded knowledge of Accounting Section Codification (ASC) 958 Not for Profit Entities and stays up to date with new accounting pronouncements.
  • Ensures compliance with the Museum’s accounting policy.
  • Assists with implementing and maintaining effective internal controls. Works with operational departments for improvements and provides practical solutions.
  • Supports ad hoc projects as assigned.
  • Directly supervises and coaches accounting staff. Promotes a team environment.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • CPA or equivalent certification is preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in general accounting and/or audit, with at least 1 year in a supervisory role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required.
  • Ability to meet predetermined deadlines, assess priorities and manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively identify and communicate potential problems and propose solutions.
  • Strong project management and advanced Excel skills.
  • Knowledge of internal controls over financial reporting.
  • ERP and IT intelligence are preferred.
  • Audit experience is preferred.
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred.
  • Ability to think proactively and work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time, move about, and access and operate equipment.
  • The ability to communicate information and instructions so others will understand.
  • Constantly uses a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and printer.
  • Ability to alternate between sitting and standing.
  • Ability to lift and move up to twenty (20) pounds.

Due to the potential high volume of submissions, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

About The Newark Museum of Art:

We acknowledge the traditional homelands of the Lenape, also known as the Delaware, upon which The Newark Museum of Art resides.

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Founded in 1909 and located in New Jersey, The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) is the state’s largest museum and ranks twelfth nationally in terms of collection size. Global and diasporic, the collection includes more than 130,000 artworks, as well as significant holdings of science and natural history. From the ancient world to the art of today, NMOA boasts exceptional quality and depth in the Arts of Global Africa; Arts of Global Asia, featuring a renown Tibetan collection and Buddhist altar; Arts of the Americas, with particular strength in Native American art; Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean, and Decorative Arts.


Visitor-and community-centered, NMOA responds to the evolving needs and interests of the diverse publics it serves by offering exhibitions, programming, a research library, paid internships, and local and global partnerships. A four-acre campus includes the National Historic Landmark Ballantine House (1885); the Ward Carriage House (1860); the Old Stone School House (1784); the Alice Ransom Dreyfuss Memorial Garden; and Horizon Plaza. Under the leadership of Director and CEO, Linda C. Harrison, NMOA has launched an era of transformation to create an engaged citizenry by reimagining the role of the art museum for the 21st century.

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