Job Details

National Museum of African American Music(NMAAM)

Date Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019  

Current Posting Expires: 4/11/2019  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:

NMAAM is seeking an experienced Controller. The Controller will possess an entrepreneurial focus that supports this important start-up enterprise. The Controller should be experienced in all aspects of financial management, including non-profit, partnership and corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.


  • Prepare monthly journal entries such as Cash, Payroll, Benefits, Prepaid, In-kind, Expense Allocations & Revenue.
  • Manage  monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements close
  • Prepare monthly bank account reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly recurring and adjusting journal entries
  • Perform monthly budget variance analysis
  • Prepare annual financial statements audit and federal, state, and local awards single audit requirements
  • Lead annual budget preparation
  • Process 401(k) contributions
  • Responsible for the preparation of profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports, including product margin reports, statement of cash flow and presidents meeting reports.
  • Manage all daily activity of bank accounts, reconciliation, and maintenance of balance sheets
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the Controller’s attention.
  • Review and approve all account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and completeness and provide appropriate feedback and input to the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelors degree in accounting
  • 5-7 years of general ledger experience with 1+ years of management experience
  • Non-profit accounting a plus
  • Master’s degree and/or CPA required

Software Experience:

  • Must have advanced knowledge of and expert proficiency in Excel
  • Experience with computerized ledger systems

Other Required skills: 

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated team focus
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work in a small team
  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure,  and meet deadlines
Job Type: Full-time
Job Categories:
  • Finance/Accounting
Contact Information and Procedure:
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary history to  NMAAM offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision,  a 401(k) and unlimited vacation.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.