Senior Accountant



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Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a multi-disciplinary arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Accountant is responsible for a multitude of accounting processes including journal entries, monthly bank reconciliations, investment accounting, accounts receivable, sales tax processing, reporting, monthly closes, and audit preparation.



  • Prepare journal entries for daily banking activities in Multiview general ledger system. Prepare daily cash report for all bank accounts. Perform daily clearing of checks
  • Prepare journal entries for daily box office transactions, daily contribution transactions as well as box office close-outs in the general ledger system
  • Complete weekly Cinema cash count and deposit
  • Process check/cash deposits. Prepare journal entries
  • Prepare invoices and journal entries for Accounts Receivable. Monitor and report on outstanding balances. Maintain a master schedule
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries for investments. Perform monthly reconciliations, including monitoring of investment activities. Maintain master schedules
  • Update FunDriver database monthly for investment fund balances and endowment contributions
  • Prepare journal entries for accrued and pre-paid expenses. Manage and maintain a master schedule
  • Perform month-end and year-end close processes.  Including preparation of trial balance schedules and reconciliations
  • Monitor and respond to credit card chargeback disputes with merchants and internal departments. Serve as liaison and resolve credit card payment issues across all POS channels
  • Reconcile quarterly sales taxes due to NYS. Process payments
  • Assist with Annual Audit. Prepare PBC schedules and materials for the accounts in the respective areas for the annual financial audit.  Serve as liaise with BET brokerage managers and obtain necessary documents
  • Assist in facilitating training sessions for new Multiview users


Priority Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant work experience with accounting and investments. Non-profit experience is strongly preferable
  • Expertise with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite
  • Experience with Multiview financial software or similar ERP databases preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Capable of managing multiple work streams while being highly organized. Work well under pressure and tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experienced in DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives and proactively creates more inclusive practices and environments
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards; excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Capable of keeping sensitive information confidential
  • Must have the ability to comply with NYC COVID-19 vaccination mandate


Working Conditions: Ability to sit and stand for prolonged periods of time. Ability to lift up to 15 pounds.

Compensation: This position is full-time and exempt. The salary for this role is $72,000 and will be paid in accordance with the 2110 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In addition, this role is eligible for a comprehensive benefit package options including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plan opportunities including 401(k) and pension options, as well as BAM related perks including access to BAM’s amazing programming.