The Phillips Collection : Senior Accountant


The Senior Accountant assumes primary responsibility for managing general ledger activity, preparing monthly reconciliations, and coordinating the monthly closing process. The Senior Accountant will also provide support and guidance to two other finance staff members. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and works closely with the other finance staff to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial information provided. 



  • Review and approve AP invoices, review weekly check run report prior to check processing. 
  • Approve and enter wire payments, initiate transfers between bank and investment accounts.  
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly journal entries for payroll, contribution revenue, investment activity, prepaid expenses & insurance, accrued expenses, depreciation, and other activity as necessary. 
  • Review and post journal entries prepared by other finance staff.  
  • Reconcile cash, investment, and other balance sheet accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis.  
  • Manage the annual audit, including preparation of various audit schedules and financial statement footnotes as needed. Interact with auditors to answer questions, provide supporting documentation as needed.  
  • Develop policies and procedures to guide financial processing. 
  • Act as administrator for TPC corporate credit card account.  
  • Interact with bank and investment account representatives on activity, questions, and problems involving accounts.  
  • Prepare periodic financial statements for the capital campaign, revenue reports for development staff as needed.  
  • Prepare annual 990 return and other tax forms (1099, FBAR, etc.) and reports as needed. 
  • Assist in completing various statistical surveys as needed. ` 
  • Prepare annual budgets for several departments, assist in preparation of other budgets as needed.  
  • Coordinate with finance staff to manage cash flow. 
  • Analyze financial activity as needed.  
  • Assist staff in maintaining compliance with their annual operating budgets and other financial matters. 
  • Manage fixed asset and depreciation schedules. 
  • Be capable of performing the tasks of the finance assistant, fill in at the position when needed.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.  



· Minimum of BA/BS in accounting and 4 years of relevant experience. 

· CPA or minimum of 2 years of experience in non-profit accounting. 

· Strong analytical skills and an outstanding attention to detail. 

· Proficiency in Excel and Word. 

· Demonstrated hands-on experience with month-end and year-end closing processes. 

· Experience with grants management. 

· Ability to work independently and to diplomatically guide the work of others. 

· Proven customer-service orientation. 

· Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. 

· Strong sense of humor. 


Salary is commensurate with experience. Please include salary requirements with application.


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