The Adrienne Arsht CenterMiami, FL
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Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Finance and Controller, the Settlement Accountant is primarily responsible for event accounting and analysis and special projects as assigned by the Controller. Areas of concentration include show/event (settlement) accounting; budget maintenance; account reconciliation and analysis; maintenance and custody of accounting records; and the performance of other general accounting duties. The ideal individual will be a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills; possess the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues within Finance and the institution, business partners, customers and others; have strong computer skills; possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; possess the ability to handle various projects simultaneously and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitor own work to ensure quality and timeliness.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following are examples of the various functions required. The job requirements are not limited to items on this list.
• Prepare internal settlements using event documentation in a timely manner.
• Negotiate show settlement with Promoter and disburse or collect funds as appropriate.
• Perform accounting activities related to show/event settlements and reporting.
• Review and understand contract terms to accurately set up and settle events.
• Analyze and report event variances, identifying and explaining causes of variances while providing resolution.
• Assist senior Finance staff in all budget preparation, input, balancing and monitoring.
• Maintain budget templates for shows.
• Maintain good working relations with organization employees, partners and customers.
• Perform accounting activities related to music licensing arrangements (ASCAP/BMI and SESAC).
• Prepare and enter various (related) journal entries.
• Set up wire transfers.
• Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for all food and beverage activities of contracted concessionaire.
• Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for outside parking contracts and activities.
• Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for merchandise sales.
• Reconcile monthly account activity as assigned.
• Complete month-end closing procedures as assigned.
• Provide audit schedules as assigned.
• Prepare reports, write business correspondence and assist in the development and update of procedure manuals.
• Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Four year (bachelor) degree in accounting or appropriate field or demonstrated equivalent experience.
• Minimum three years of intermediate level accounting experience using an automated system, including preparation of complex financial reports. Preferably Great Plains experience.
• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software, especially EXCEL.
• Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral presentation.
• Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
• Ability to produce highest quality work product in fluid and rapidly changing conditions.
• Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to work well in a team environment.
• Settlement (performing arts related) and/or project accounting experience preferred.
• Experience with not-for-profit entities.
• Preference for a multi-ethnic and multi-lifestyle workplace.
The Settlement Accountant should be:
• Action-oriented; a doer
• Affable, easy to get to know
• Determined and persistent
• Highly energetic
• Dedicated to accomplishing the organization's goals
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, communicate, and use repetitive motions.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently lift and or move 20 pounds of materials.
• The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with the public and other staff.
• Evening and week-end work required.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer