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Accounting Specialist

Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati OH 45202

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $40,000 - $55,000
Posted Date: 03/05/2024
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Accounting Specialist

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Accounting and working closely with the CFO, the Accounting Specialist assists the Finance Team with key accounting activities to produce accurate and timely financial statements. They ensure that all financial transactions are entered into the financial system accurately and adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

As a Finance team member, the Accounting Specialist supports various Finance Department projects and initiatives. Enjoy this rare opportunity to join the staff of one of the finest small art museums in the United States.


Job Responsibilities

  • Completes A/P Process – via Beanworks and payments via ACH.
  • Completes A/R Process – enter cash receipts and invoices via QuickBooks.
  • Performs Vendor setups in the accounting and banking systems.
  • Prepares and enters journal entries into the general ledger.
  • Assists with year-end and month-end closings.
  • Prepares monthly account reconciliations.
  • Updates supporting schedules.
  • Audit preparation and assistance with external auditors.
  • Promotes ideas to increase efficiencies and recent technologies that benefit the department.
  • Participates in special projects for both team and individual.
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the Sr. Manager of Accounting or CFO.
  • Administers USPS bulk mail account and Pitney Bowes postage meter account.
  • Maintains and reconciles petty cash funds.
  • Other duties may be assigned or assumed.



  • A high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, thoroughness, and organization.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • Excellent computer and Microsoft Office 365, Teams, Word, Excel, Adobe, and Quickbooks.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver tasks on due dates.
  • Continuously look at ways to improve processes to lower costs.
  • Two or more years of AP/AR or general accounting experience.
  • Basic knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures.
  • Quickbooks and Beanworks experience desired.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure of tight deadlines.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Relevant experience in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related business fields.
  • At least two years experience in an accounting specialist or clerk role.


Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation: Starting at $40,000-$55,000 annually, competitive, and commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits: Health Care Insurance, 401K, Dental Care, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Aflac, generous (DTO) Discretionary Time Off policy, free downtown parking, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), museum membership, and other special discounts.


Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Please submit only through our online portal at taftmuseum.org/Careers. Our team will review your information and get back to you with the next steps. No phone calls, please.


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