The Senior Accountant oversees general ledger management, account reconciliations, review of cash receipt processing, restricted asset releases, account receivable collection and monthly accounting cycle closing in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position supervises the Accounts Payable Administrator and Staff Accountant, with responsibility for assessing and developing their skill sets.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Produce accurate monthly financial statements for HGO’s Association, Guild and Endowment using the Financial Edge accounting system.
Ensure that all general ledger accounts are reconciled to subsidiary records on a monthly basis.
Primary responsibility for reconciliations of contributed revenue and investment activity.
Prepare monthly closing general ledger entries.
Support month-end and year-end close process.
Analyze financial reports, forecasts and other data, as assigned.
Monitor cash flow and investments, making necessary bank transfers.
Identify errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency.
Plan, assign and review work of Accounts Payable Administrator and Staff Accountant.
Work with CFO and Director of Finance, in conjunction with external auditors, to prepare annual audit.
Compile/provide financial data for grant reporting.
Document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
Assist with annual Opera America Survey and other financial surveys (IRS, etc).
Work with other departments as necessary to facilitate a smooth and continuous flow of information.
Other duties as assigned by Director of Finance
ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Accounting or Finance degree required. CPA is a plus. 6 years’ accounting experience required with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Non-profit experience and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, especially with respect to contributed revenue. Endowment experience a plus. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS
The Senior Accountant should be a highly organized and motivated self-starter who can assess situations and determine urgency, in order to make a clear and timely workplan in the best interest of the organization. The ideal candidate will be both detail- and process-oriented, and able to communicate clearly to staff and managers. Experience collaborating and managing others.
About Houston Grand Opera
Since its inception in 1955, Houston Grand Opera has grown from a small regional organization into an internationally renowned opera company. HGO enjoys a reputation for commissioning and producing new works, including 56 world premieres and seven American premieres since 1973. In addition to producing and performing world-class opera, HGO contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO has toured extensively, including trips to Europe and Asia, and it is the only opera company to have won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and two Emmy awards.