The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is one of the premier collections of Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. Created by the visionary collector Duncan Phillips when he opened his home to the public in 1921, the museum’s intimate environment encourages people to make personal connections with art. Its permanent collection contains more than 5,000 works. The museum organizes numerous traveling exhibitions that expand scholarship and, combined with an active lending program, makes its works available to audiences throughout the world. The museum also produces some of the industry’s most effective and in-depth education programs for teachers and students. Its long-standing music program attracts top classical performers. The Phillips Collection is a privately-supported, not-for-profit organization that raises over 75% of its annual budget through contributions and earned revenue.
The Phillips Collection is currently seeking a Senior Account. This person assumes primary responsibility for managing general ledger activity, preparing monthly reconciliations, and coordinating the monthly closing process. The Senior Accountant will also provide support and guidance to two other finance staff members. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and works closely with the other finance staff to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial information provided.
DUTIES: • Review and approve AP invoices, review weekly check run report prior to check processing. • Approve and enter wire payments, initiate transfers between bank and investment accounts. • Prepare monthly/quarterly journal entries for payroll, contribution revenue, investment activity, prepaid expenses & insurance, accrued expenses, depreciation, and other activity as necessary. • Review and post journal entries prepared by other finance staff. • Reconcile cash, investment, and other balance sheet accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis. • Manage the annual audit, including preparation of various audit schedules and financial statement footnotes as needed. Interact with auditors to answer questions, provide supporting documentation as needed. • Develop policies and procedures to guide financial processing. • Act as administrator for TPC corporate credit card account. • Interact with bank and investment account representatives on activity, questions, and problems involving accounts. • Prepare periodic financial statements for the capital campaign, revenue reports for development staff as needed. • Prepare annual 990 return and other tax forms (1099, FBAR, etc.) and reports as needed. • Assist in completing various statistical surveys as needed. ` • Prepare annual budgets for several departments, assist in preparation of other budgets as needed. • Coordinate with finance staff to manage cash flow. • Analyze financial activity as needed. • Assist staff in maintaining compliance with their annual operating budgets and other financial matters. • Manage fixed asset and depreciation schedules. • Be capable of performing the tasks of the finance assistant, fill in at the position when needed. • Perform other duties as assigned.
• Minimum of BA/BS in accounting and 4 years of relevant experience. • CPA or minimum of 2 years of experience in non-profit accounting. • Strong analytical skills and an outstanding attention to detail. • Proficiency in Excel and Word. • Demonstrated hands-on experience with month-end and year-end closing processes. • Experience with grants management. • Ability to work independently and to diplomatically guide the work of others. • Proven customer-service orientation. • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. • Strong sense of humor.
The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and administers all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
To apply, please visit https://www.phillipscollection.org/about/employment
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience. Please include salary requirements with your application.
About The Phillips Collection
Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, opened to the public in 1921 in Washington’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Paintings by Renoir and Rothko, Bonnard and O'Keeffe, van Gogh and Diebenkorn are among the many stunning impressionist and modern works that fill the museum. Its distinctive building combines extensive new galleries with the former home of its founder, Duncan Phillips. The collection continues to develop with selective new acquisitions, many by contemporary artists, including Wolfgang Laib, Whitfield Lovell, and Leo Villareal. Frequent changes in the arrangement of the permanent collection mean that there's something fresh on every visit to the Phillips.
The Phillips’s impact spreads nationally and internationally through its highly distinguished special exhibitions, programs, and events that catalyze dialogue surrounding the continuity between art of the past and the present. Among the Phillips’s esteemed programs are its award-winning education programs for educators, students, and adults; well-established Phillips Music series; and sell-out Phillips after 5 events. The museum contributes to the art conversat...ion on a global scale with events like Conversations with Artists and the International Forum. The Phillips Collection values its community partnerships with the University of Maryland—the museum’s nexus for academic work, scholarly exchange, and interdisciplinary collaborations—and THEARC—the museum’s new campus serving the Southeast DC community. The Phillips Collection is a private, non-government museum, supported primarily by donations.