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Senior Accountant

The Whitney Museum, the defining Museum of 20th and 21st American Art, is seeking a Senior Accountant.  Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for recording accounting information into the general ledger, preparing account analyses and reconciliations as assigned by the Controller and assisting in the monthly close process.  In addition, the Senior Accountant provides support and documentation during the external year-end audit and interim fieldwork as well as overseeing the Accounts Payable function.


  • Maintain schedules for investments, fixed assets, inventory, work in process, and others as needed.
  • Reconciliation of  non-cash balance sheet accounts
  • Provide support and receivables analysis to Business Systems department. 
  • Supervision of Accounts Payable function, including System Administration of web-based invoice processing system (Concur)
  • Assist Controller with interim and year end audit process by providing schedules and support to outside auditors.
  • Work with Controller to review and improve department’s operations and systems
  • As the Concur System Administrator, manages user access rights,  process workflows, and approval rights.
  • Ad-hoc reporting, as needed for internal and external stakeholders

Skills and Requirements

  • B.S. in Accounting with 3-5 years accounting experience.
  • Non-profit background,  preferably with a cultural (art) institution
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills and the ability to work with departments across the Museum
  • Detail oriented with the ability to meet deadlines.  

Technology Requirements:

  • Experience with computerized accounting systems required
  • Blackbaud (Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge) system desirable
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word
  • Concur

This is a regular full-time exempt position.  The Whitney offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision care.  Other benefits include a 403B with employer contribution, transportation benefits and free admission to most Museums nationally.

About the Whitney
The Whitney Museum of American Art, founded in 1930 by the artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, houses the foremost collection of American art from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From her vision arose the Whitney Museum of American Art, which has been championing the most innovative art of the United States for 86 years. The core of the Whitney’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit American art of our time and serve a wide variety of audiences in celebration of the complexity and diversity of art and culture in the United States. Through this mission and a steadfast commitment to artists themselves, the Whitney has long been a powerful force in support of modern and contemporary art and continues to help define what is innovative and influential in American art today.

EEO Statement
The Whitney Museum of American Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, partnership status, veteran status, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. The Museum hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.                    

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