Manager of Finance + Accounting

manager of finance + accounting

responsibilities include

Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable for education and grant programming;

Investigating and reconciling discrepancies in AP/AR;

Preparing and managing the Museum’s cash procedures and weekly bank deposits;

Reconcile ledgers and accounts;

Preparing and submitting monthly DC sales tax documents;

Forecast and monitor cash flow;

Regularly review and reconcile all of the Museum’s bank accounts;

Provide updates to the Museum financial policies and procedures and implement internal controls to ensure consistent compliance;

Assist the VP of Finance and Operations in the annual audit process, including Universal Guidance audit of Federal Grant Spending;

Assist the VP of Finance and Operations in the annual budget development process; 

Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);

Collaborate with the Advancement team on  grant expense tracking and compliance;

Navigate grant regulations and requirements;

Uphold the highest standards of compliance and confidentiality;

Other finance and accounting duties as assigned. 

what we believe are important experiences + traits for this role

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance;

2-4 years of non-profit accounting experience, or a combination of experience and education;

Adept knowledge of non-profit accounting principles;

Demonstrated effective organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail;

Respect for confidentiality of sensitive information;

Strong discretionary and customer service perspective;

Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment;

Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Excel, and accounting software.  Experience with Quickbooks, Expensify, Shopify, and are desirable; 

Understanding of the Federal Government framework for grants management and Universal Guidance audit experience is highly desirable; 

CPA are highly desirable, although not required. 



Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line: Manager of Finance and Accounting.

what we value

Our mission is to inspire children to care about and change the world. The Museum is an innovative institution that sparks curiosity and wonder and a space where children feel valued. In order to do this well, we need a team that reflects the dynamic and diverse communities that we serve and brings a variety of perspectives, abilities, and skills. We embrace that this work is critical to our mission and never finished. The more inclusive we are, the stronger our Museum.

The National Children’s Museum is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and prospective employees without discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, political affiliation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, marital status or any other category protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment at NCM, including, but not limited to recruitment, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and development, access to facilities, discipline, separation of employment and other terms and conditions of employment.