Senior Accountant

The Jewish Museum is seeking a Senior Accountant who is highly experienced in Microsoft Dynamics (Great Plains), with a firm grip of Nonprofit GAAPs and a strong background in transactional (not merely auditing) accounting responsibilities. This position serves as the righthand person for the Controller and Assistant Controller of the Museum’s Finance Department.

Department: Finance
Reports to: Controller
FLSA Status: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Record revenue and cash receipt/credit card transactions triggered by various revenue sources/streams, including but not limited to contributions and exchange transactions
  • Analyze revenue and receivable accounts on a timely fashion (at least monthly); work with staff at various revenue source (department) levels to reconcile discrepancies/errors identified between revenue/AR records kept in Finance Department versus those kept in various platforms at the revenue source levels, such as Salesforce and Shop platforms
  • Update various required reports in relation to revenue streams as instructed by Assistant Controller
  • Prepare and record journal entries for investment transactions, allocations, and recurring transactions, as well as those triggered by adjustments, corrections and reclassifications as instructed by Controller and Assistant Controller
  • Record fixed asset transactions into and perform depreciation process using Great Plains’ Fixed Asset module
  • Review cash and credit card transactions, investigate discrepancies/errors, and perform bank reconciliations
  • Review semi-monthly and weekly payroll data in ADP, respond to payroll reporting needs, and prepare journal entries to record payroll fringe benefit, and 403(b) plan transactions
  • Backup ADP payroll processing for payroll processor (AP Manager) during her absence
  • Prepare and record accrual entries at period/year end; assist year-end wrap up and book closing
  • Work with other team members in response to audit (and other compliance) requests
  • Follow internal control procedures and obtain proper approvals in relation to AR (and other) responsibilities
  • Backup part-time AR accountant position’s duties, including bank runs/deposits and follow up with banks on discrepancies/errors in relation to bank transactions

Other Duties and Responsibilities or Relevant Information:

  • Assist Controller and Assistant Controller on ah-hoc reports/projects and other responsibilities in response to changes in responsibilities among members in the Finance team
  • Order office supplies for the Finance team and transfer job position associated accounting records/files to storage at year end
  • Coach and lead part-time AR accountant


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (i.e. a formal 4- or 5-year college accounting program)
  • At least 6 years of transactional accounting experience in a Nonprofit corporate environment
  • Highly experienced in Great Plains modules and MS Excel
  • Experienced in ADP Workforce payroll system
  • A motivated self-starter with great attention to details
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Center for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis)
  • Require working both onsite and remote due to COVID-19 pandemic

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

The Jewish Museum is committed to diversifying its staff and encourages individuals of all abilities and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds to apply for this position. The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristic prohibited by applicable law.

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.