Controller

Application deadline: Open until filled

Full-time position based in New York City

Based in New York, Dia Art Foundation is committed to advancing, realizing, and preserving the vision of extraordinary artists. A nonprofit founded in 1974, Dia collects the work of some of the most renowned artists of the last half-century, presents long-term, site-specific projects, executes new commissions, and produces scholarly publications related to its exhibitions and collection.

Dia seeks an experienced Controller who will be responsible for the management of accounting functions and financial controls, payroll processing, accounts receivable and payable, and the organization’s general ledger. This full-time position reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is based in Dia’s offices in Chelsea, New York.

Responsibilities:

• Manage and suggest accurate financial policies, procedures, controls, and financial reporting with adherence to applicable governing rules, regulations, and best practices
• Responsible for overseeing the accuracy and timely completion of all accounting functions including general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, and account reconciliations
• Oversee institutional bank accounts to ensure accurate and timely recording of all transactions to safeguard organizational assets
• Supervise payroll administration, ensuring accuracy and compliance
• Ensure compliance with GAAP, IRS, and other applicable regulatory rules and regulations; suggest new financial policies and procedures to ensure compliance; maintain accounting procedures manual
• Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer to complete the external year-end audit including preparation of extensive reconciliations and required schedules; manage workers’ compensation, 401k, 990 filing, and other audits as needed
• Prepare financial and budget reports and informational filings for funding organizations, government agencies, and affiliates
• Effectively manage, motivate, and supervise two accounting support staff; will be responsible for overseeing their workload and delegating priorities as needed, approving time and attendance and time-off requests, completing annual performance reviews, and providing ongoing staff development and support
• Effectively communicate with employees to ensure an understanding of financial policies, procedures, and controls, and assist staff with questions or issues as needed
• Attend Finance and Audit Committee meetings and take minutes
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
• Protect operations by keeping financial information confidential
• Assist the Chief Financial Officer with other assignments as needed

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; CPA or CFA preferred
• Minimum seven years of relevant non-profit accounting and management experience
• Must have demonstrable experience in all responsibilities listed above
• Proven technical, financial, and accounting skills
• Current knowledge related to business regulations such as sales and use tax, independent contractor rules, workers compensation, labor and payroll laws, UBIT, and so forth
• Excellent computer skills, especially with MS Office, Word, Excel, and accounting software
• Working knowledge of ADP or similar payroll system
• Clear and concise verbal and written communication abilities in the English language
• Professional interpersonal skills
• Highly analytical and detail-oriented
• Must be organized and able to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Qualified applicants may apply by emailing a letter of interest and resume to hr@diaart.org with “Controller ” as the subject line.
Dia provides a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package with significant employer contributions toward premiums. The 401(k) plan provides 100% employer match up to 4% of the employee’s deferral and immediate vesting. Paid time‐off benefits include three weeks of vacation, ten days of sick leave, thirteen holidays, and a generous parental leave program. Dia employees may use their staff ID badges to gain reduced or free admission to most museums and arts organizations in the United States.

Dia Art Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment policies. In addition, Dia will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

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