Reports to: Senior Director of Finance
Status: Salaried Exempt
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is internationally recognized as having achieved a preeminent place among the world’s most important orchestras. Our small but effective Finance team is led by the Senior Director of Finance and includes a Senior Accountant and Payroll Accountant. The Accountant will assist with the daily operations of the Finance Department — participating with the monthly closings, managing accounts payable and receivable, assisting with the preparation of the monthly profit and loss statements, and maintaining balance sheet schedules and subsidiary ledgers. This is a newly created position that plays an important role in implementing standard accounting procedures and supports the internal and external reporting and financial analysis processes of the Finance Department. Experience in nonprofits preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides timely and accurate financial information for assigned areas of responsibility.
- Expected to work collaboratively with team members and the staff of the BSO.
- Reconcile, adjust and maintain balance sheet accounts such as prepaid expense, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accruals, etc.
- Compile, enter, and post monthly adjusting journal entries.
- Assist with closing the books and in producing monthly profit and loss statements.
- Assist in the preparation of audit and tax schedules.
- Interact with Senior Accountant on daily basis and assist on special projects.
- Assist in preparing reports and analyses as directed.
- Assist with general accounting related tasks/projects.
- Ensure standardized operating procedures within position and department.
- Other duties as assigned.
Accounts Payable / Receivable
- Responsible for all accounts payable data entry, including processing all invoices
- Process checks, ensure timely signatures, and distribute checks as needed
- Maintain accounts payable & accounts receivable files
- As necessary, reconcile and resolve invoice/account balance problems
- Handle inquiries from vendors
- Maintain files of all vendors who receive 1099’s and file with IRS
- Enter daily sales transactions into accounting program
- Process customer refund requests
- Enter batches to general ledger
- Prepare receivable deposits
QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES
- Bachelor’s Degree required: Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
- A minimum of five (5) years’ comparable experience.
- Knowledge and proficiency of Finance/Accounting principles
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as a customer service mind-set required.
- Computer skills with MS Office software required, experience with Blackbaud accounting software a plus.
- Demonstrated superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines.
- Must demonstrate initiative and strong problem resolution and be able to participate successfully in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment.
- Ability to handle multiple responsibilities.
- Excellent critical thinking, strategic planning, and problem solving skills
- Ability to handle multiple interruptions and adjustments to priorities throughout the day.
- A background and/or interest in symphonic music is desirable.
- Experience in nonprofit organizations preferred.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Competitive salary negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience
- Benefits package that includes the below:
- Group Medical and Dental health insurance, with generous BSO co-pay
- Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance, paid entirely by the BSO
- Generous paid time off, including annual vacation, holidays, personal days and sick leave
- 403(b) Retirement & Savings Plan
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Account
- Employee Assistance Program
- Legal Assistance
- Casual “Dress for Your Day” office attire
- Low-cost sheltered employee parking
- Free and/or discounted tickets to BSO
THE BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and OrchKids do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, differing physical abilities, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND ON THE BSO
Organized in 1916, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is the only major American orchestra originally established as a branch of the municipal government. Reorganized as a private institution in 1942, it maintains close relationships with the governments and communities of the city and surrounding counties, as well as with the State of Maryland.
Acclaimed for its uncompromising pursuit of artistic excellence, the Baltimore Symphony has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout the Maryland community through innovative education and community outreach initiatives, including OrchKids.
Founded in 2018 by Marin Alsop and donors Rheda Becker and Robert E. Meyerhoff, OrchKids is a year-round music program designed to create social change and nurture promising futures for Baltimore City youth. At no cost to students and families, OrchKids provides instruments, music education, academic instruction, meals, and performance/mentorship opportunities.
The primary residence of the Orchestra is the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, at 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore. Most of our staff of 125 employees is likewise based at the Meyerhoff.
More information about the BSO can be found at our website: BSOmusic.org.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, current resume, and salary requirements to Jobs@BSOmusic.org.
No phone calls, please.