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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 close-outs in the general ledger system.
  • Prepare various journal entries for contributed revenue such as credit card, In-kinds, pledges, and stock gifts
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Prepare journal entries for investments, perform monthly reconciliations, including monitoring of investments activities, and 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
  • Complete and submit annual census
  • 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
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities including ad-hoc projects as needed


  • Accounting or relevant Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant related work experience with accounting and investments
  • Non-profit experience is strongly preferable
  • Experience with Multiview financial software or similar ERP databases preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required
  • Capable of managing multiple work streams while being highly organized
  • Work well under pressure and tight timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of integrity and ethical standards
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Capable of keeping sensitive information confidential
  • Team player who strives to achieve shared goals
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems proactively
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work remote and in-person
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression
  • Experienced in DEI concepts, programs, and initiatives

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 $78K 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.

Application Instructions: Must complete an online application through BAM's website - no phone calls, emails or walk-ins, please.

Brooklyn Academy of Music is an Equal Opportunity Employer. BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment and is working to address diversity and inclusion in all forms. Individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process, which is not uncommon when addressing power and privilege. The Finance team supports and continues to take part in this process.