Clyfford Still Museum

Controller/Director of Finance

Position: Controller/Director of Finance
Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
Start Date: As soon as possible
Compensation Range: $90,000-$110,000 (commensurate with experience)
Status: Full-time, exempt, eligible for full benefits
Reports to: Deputy Director

The Clyfford Still Museum, a renown non-profit organization located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Creative District, is seeking a full-time financial officer who also has nonprofit experience. While financial management and accounting functions comprise the bulk of this position’s duties, familiarity with payroll and benefit plan administration is highly desirable. The Museum’s staff ranges between 35-40 employees. The Museum has an annual budget of approximately $4.25 million as well as an endowment that is managed by the board of an affiliated Foundation which in turn is advised by independent investment advisors.

This is a hands-on, working position in a small organization, and the successful candidate will play a significant role on the Museum’s leadership team supporting the Museum’s mission, vision, values, and strategic goals and objectives.

Principal Responsibilities*
• Perform all internal accounting functions; maintain general ledger through timely journal entries and reconciliations; prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reconciliations of all accounts including bank accounts, fixed asset registers, balance sheet, and investment accounts; ensure compliance with GAAP
• Perform day-to-day activities of income and accounts receivable including handling all cash receipts and deposits; revenue from admissions, merchandise sales, and charitable contributions
• Perform day-to-day activities of accounts payable including, reviewing vendor invoices, cash disbursements, wire transfers, and managing recurring payments; interface with credit card processor
• Responsible for record keeping, investment paperwork and custodial duties as relating to the affiliate Foundation’s investment portfolio
• Manage annual renewal of insurance policies and assist with risk management functions
• Manage bank accounts and banking relationship; administer staff credit card program
• Manage compliance with the Museum’s tax-exempt bond covenants
• Implement, maintain and ensure compliance with the Museum’s internal controls policies and procedures
• Prepare accurate, periodic financial statements and other reports for management and the Board of Directors and the Audit/Finance Committee as requested
• Coordinate year-end audit with external auditors and internal staff; prepare schedules, work papers, and footnotes; and assist with preparation of tax returns
• Ensure the Museum’s and Foundation’s operations are in compliance with the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations
• Provide HR support in the areas of payroll system database and benefit plan administration; validate quarterly payroll tax filings and annual W2s,1099s and other regulatory filings
• Direct annual budget preparation; provide forecasts, analyses, and variance reports
• Perform other related duties as may be necessary or assigned

* The described work requirements are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions wherever possible. Some duties are performed in a modified way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minimum Education, Job Qualifications and Experience
• B.A. in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university; a CPA certification is desirable
• 7-10 years’ public accounting experience involving general ledger, banking and treasury, payroll, financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, investment portfolio accounting, and annual audit
• Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP accounting preferably relating to nonprofits
• Proficiency in accounting software, Microsoft Office suite, and Adobe
• Prior experience using QuickBooks Online, PayCom, and Altru (Blackbaud) is preferred
• Strong analytical ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills; is an effective communicator
• Personal qualities of integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, and forthrightness; maintains high ethical standards and manages confidential information appropriately
• Collaborative and flexible management style with a strong service mentality
• Possesses strong work ethic; able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

Please send a cover letter, resume and references to

Diversity and Inclusion – The Clyfford Still Museum is committed to the goal of building a diverse staff to serve the needs of our visitors. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Non-Discrimination Statement – The Clyfford Still Museum bases its employment decisions on job- related qualifications and ability to perform a job, and therefore prohibits (a) making employment decisions or basing terms and conditions of employment, and (b) making contracting, admissions or facility use decisions or basing terms and conditions of contract or facility use on the basis of a person’s: race, creed, color, religion, sex, age 40 and over, height, weight, national origin, ancestry or ethnicity, sexual orientation, transgender status or gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, as well as any other basis now or in the future protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

The Museum follows this policy in all terms and conditions of employment including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, testing, training, certification, opportunities for advancement, promotions, demotions, terminations, performance evaluations, compensation, and leaves.