Working under the supervision of the Controller, the General Ledger Accountant is responsible for assisting the Senior Accountant to ensure quality and effective record keeping and facilitate operations through other administrative assignments.
Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
Assist with maintaining and updating all banks and investments accounts’ activities schedules, cash flow reports and reconciliation for all bank accounts.
Assist with maintaining and updating the fixed assets and depreciation schedules.
Prepare schedules for the year-end tax returns.
Prepare audit schedules as assigned.
Prepare Accounts Receivable entries and maintain sub-ledger.
Review and post daily contribution batches from Raiser’s Edge to general ledger.
Record other cash receipts, disbursements and other financial activity in general ledger.
Assist in preparing stock gift forms along with stock information, calculate the cost and notify the investment custodian when received.
Assist in maintaining contribution outstanding pledge records and reconcile Advancement’s records to general ledger.
Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements.
Prepare U.S. Census Bureau reports and file electronically.
Maintain journal entry files for the Menil foundation.
Assist Controller and Senior Accountant with special projects that require high level of detail and accuracy.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Knowledge of GAAP and full-cycle accounting.
3-5 years of general ledger accounting with specific experience in fixed assets, depreciation schedules, investments and cash receipts.
Fund accounting and/or Not-for-Profit accounting a plus.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office software, especially intermediate to advanced level of Excel skills.
Bachelor’s degree in Business with a focus in Accounting or Finance.
CPA or working towards CPA preferred.
Strong organizational and process skills as proven by the ability to manage multiple responsibilities by organizing and prioritizing work to meet required deadlines.
Proven ability to make good judgements and demonstrate effective decision making, with accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong contributor in team environments with willingness to assist with tasks at all levels.
Adaptable to change and motivated to perform quality work efficiently.
Uphold confidentiality and discretion with all sensitive matters.
Strong customer service skills.
Strong initiative and work ethic with willingness to implement continuous quality improvement.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance; life insurance, AD&D, and LTD; 401(k) plan; and paid time off.
About The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection is an art museum located in Houston, Texas, USA, in a 30-acre neighborhood of art. The main building houses special exhibitions and the permanent collection, and it anchors a campus with three other museum buildings: two are dedicated to single artists (Cy Twombly and Dan Flavin) and another to year-long installation projects; a fourth building is under construction for a drawing institute. Known for displays that allow the objects and works of art to speak for themselves—there are no “didactics” on the wall or media in the galleries—the Menil philosophy is to foster each individual’s direct, personal encounter with works of art. The display of carefully chosen artworks in sympathetic settings are Menil hallmarks.
Loan shows and artist projects are the most visible exhibitions, featuring new perspectives and new scholarship and reflecting the stance of an artist-centered institution. The museum’s own collection—displayed in two-thirds of the main building and often rotated—is built around several types of art loved and collected from the 1940s to the 1990s by the Menil Collection’s founders, John and Dominique de Menil. Best known are the Surrealist and othe...r modern European painting and sculpture. Also included are Byzantine and medieval art and artifacts; African, Pacific Islands, and Pacific Northwest Native art; art of the ancient Americas and the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. The collection area that has grown the most since the museum opened in June 1987 is American art since World War II.
Making art accessible is vital to the Menil’s mission, so no admission is charged and all public programs are free. All of the Menil campus buildings are entered at ground level, symbolic of its democratic ideals. The award-winning, landmark Menil Collection building of 1987 and the Cy Twombly Gallery (1995) were designed by architect Renzo Piano, who worked closely with Dominique de Menil to make the main building seem “small on the outside but large on the inside.” It is illuminated by changing natural light, bringing life to the artworks. The Twombly Gallery was designed in consultation with the artist and combines special sunlight baffles and unpainted plaster walls to create an Italianate glow for the paintings. The 1996 Dan Flavin installation was created for Richmond Hall, a 1930s commercial building rehabilitated for that purpose. The Byzantine Fresco Chapel, designed by Francois de Menil, housed two frescoes rescued for the Church of Cyprus and displayed from 1997 to 2012, when they were returned—the space reopened in 2015 with the first of a series of yearlong installations.