Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Finance and Controller, the Settlement Accountant is primarily responsible for event accounting and analysis and special projects as assigned by the Controller. Areas of concentration include show/event (settlement) accounting; budget maintenance; account reconciliation and analysis; maintenance and custody of accounting records; and the performance of other general accounting duties. The ideal individual will be a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills; possess the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues within Finance and the institution, business partners, customers and others; have strong computer skills; possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; possess the ability to handle various projects simultaneously and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitor own work to ensure quality and timeliness.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following are examples of the various functions required. The job requirements are not limited to items on this list.
Prepare internal settlements using event documentation in a timely manner.
Negotiate show settlement with Promoter and disburse or collect funds as appropriate.
Perform accounting activities related to show/event settlements and reporting.
Review and understand contract terms to accurately set up and settle events.
Analyze and report event variances, identifying and explaining causes of variances while providing resolution.
Assist senior Finance staff in all budget preparation, input, balancing and monitoring.
Maintain budget templates for shows.
Maintain good working relations with organization employees, partners and customers.
Perform accounting activities related to music licensing arrangements (ASCAP/BMI and SESAC).
Prepare and enter various (related) journal entries.
Set up wire transfers.
Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for all food and beverage activities of contracted concessionaire.
Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for outside parking contracts and activities.
Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for merchandise sales.
Reconcile monthly account activity as assigned.
Complete month-end closing procedures as assigned.
Provide audit schedules as assigned.
Prepare reports, write business correspondence and assist in the development and update of procedure manuals.
Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Four year (bachelor) degree in accounting or appropriate field or demonstrated equivalent experience.
Minimum three years of intermediate level accounting experience using an automated system, including preparation of complex financial reports. Preferably Great Plains experience.
Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software, especially EXCEL.
Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral presentation.
Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
Ability to produce highest quality work product in fluid and rapidly changing conditions.
Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
Excellent attention to detail.
Ability to work well in a team environment.
Settlement (performing arts related) and/or project accounting experience preferred.
Experience with not-for-profit entities.
Preference for a multi-ethnic and multi-lifestyle workplace.
The Settlement Accountant should be:
Action-oriented; a doer
Affable, easy to get to know
Determined and persistent
Dedicated to accomplishing the organization’s goals
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stop, reach, stand, walk, lift, pull, push, grasp, communicate, and use repetitive motions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently lift and or move 20 pounds of materials.
The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from multiple people and interact with the public and other staff.
Evening and week-end work required.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 500 events each year across... its eight flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs 12 signature series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, the biggest flamenco festival on the East Coast, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year. Since opening in 2006, the Arsht Center, a 501C3 non-profit organization, has emerged as a leader in presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity as well as a catalyst for billions of dollars in new development in the downtown area. The Center includes the 2,200-seat Knight Concert Hall, the 2,400-seat Ziff Ballet Opera House, a 200-seat flexible space Carnival Studio Theater, and the 57,000-square- foot central Thomson Plaza for the Arts outdoor performance space.The Adrienne Arsht Center is proud to be home to three artistic resident partners:•Florida Grand Opera: formed in 1994 by the merger of Greater Miami Opera and The Opera Guild Inc. of Fort Lauderdale FGO stands as one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Florida. It combines a rich history of presenting internationally-acclaimed artists, lesser known operas by great composers as well as commissions of works of living composers. •Miami City Ballet: is among the largest ballet companies in the country. Since 1986, MCB has toured more than 100 U.S. cities, Europe, Great Britain, South America, Central America, and Israel. MCB currently performs in four counties in Florida with an active repertoire of 98 ballets.•New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy: prepares graduates for leadership position in orchestras and ensembles around the world. Since its inaugural concert in 1988 NWS has performed around the globe.
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. Founded in 1960, Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education.