Missouri History Museum
  • 06-Dec-2018 to 30-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Accounting1
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

Position Summary:

The Director of Accounting is a service-oriented position that is responsible for the accounting operations and internal controls of the Missouri Historical Society that includes Missouri History Museum, Library and Research Center and Soldiers Memorial Military Museum.  The primary duties include accurate and timely financial reporting, budgeting, internal and external auditing, administration of payroll, as well as banking and vendor relations. This position will collaborate and interface with the CEO, CFO, Managing Directors, Board Committees, and the Missouri History Museum Subdistrict Committee and has supervisory responsibilities of the accounting personnel.

Essential Functions:

  1. Financial Reporting/Budgeting- Directs the preparation of the financial reporting of the organization. This work includes, but is not limited to:
  • Overseeing the monthly and year end closing process and preparation of financial statements in compliance with GAAP
  • Ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Analyzing and interpreting financial reports to understand trends in profitability, performance against budget and other key measures of the financial health of the organization
  • Recommending changes to organizational processes and strategy to improve financial results
  • Collaborating with and providing financial reports to the CEO, CFO, Managing Directors, Board and Subdistrict Committees, and Subdistrict accountant
  1. Internal Controls Ensures compliance and safeguarding all assets:
  • Ensuring sound controls and segregation of duties
  • Developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Managing and complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Maintaining fixed assets schedules and regular inventory
  • Initiating process improvement where and when needed 
  1. Supervisory Duties Includes performance management, employee development and employee productivity expectations:
  • Setting goals for individual team members
  • Providing coaching, feedback and recognition to ensure the development of all team members
  • Providing annual performance evaluations
  • Promoting employee engagement
  1. Auditing Additional validation of financial data:
  • Leading external audits to monitor and confirm the financial condition of the organization
  • Preparing and reviewing documents for audit of the financials and employee benefit plans by external auditors
  1. External Relations Key liaison with business partners:
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with banks
  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vendors                                                                                                                                     


The following education, skills and experience are required for this role:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • CPA license
  • 5+ years of experience in non-profit accounting positions, including 3+ years of experience managing other accounting staff
  • In-depth experience and knowledge of accounting principles/theories (GAAP, FASB)
  • Proficiency in Excel and intermediate to advanced experience with Word and similar programs
  • Knowledge and experience with integrated accounting systems 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Financial Edge, PowerPlan, and Altru software systems desired
  • Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, HR and purchasing reporting systems


The following competencies are required for successful performance in this role:

  • Communicative – effective communications with colleagues, institutional leadership and staff members
  • Attentive Listening – ability to provide your full attention to individual and team conversations and contributing productively
  • Change Management – ability to communicate the need for change and appeal to individual motivation factors to garner support and influence key stakeholders
  • Collaboration – ability to develop relationships to gather and include the insight and ideas of others
  • Critical Thinking – ability to reason and problem solve in collaborative process
  • Strategic Vision – the ability to assess business needs and identify recommendations for new strategies and approaches
  • Relationship Building – ability to build rapport and trust with a range of institutional participants
  • Customer Service – ability to respond to questions or concerns in a polite and helpful manner to achieve a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Detail Orientation – ability to ensure accuracy of details and quality of work
  • Judgement and Decision making – ability to make decisions based on reliable, timely information and accurate data
  • Project Management – ability to develop a plan of action and lead others to ensure timely completion of work within deadlines
  • Authentic Leadership – works with Managing Directors to establish leadership and transparency within the finance department. Helps build support and partnerships between and among departments to promote core values of Missouri Historical Society

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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