Denver Art Museum

Treasury and Investment Accountant

As an institution, we believe the Denver Art Museum is both a platform for and an amplifier of the voices of people of all races. We acknowledge that Black lives matter and communities of color – Latinx, Indigenous, Black, and others – have been underrepresented in art museums over decades, both internally and externally. We are committed to elevating all voices, artworks and perspectives and strive to support racial equity inside and out. Candidates with a firm commitment to our institutional position are encouraged to apply. 

Qualified candidates are expected to exemplify the DAM’s internal values, which include being dynamic, respectful, inclusive, creative, and curious.  The ability to maintain effective and positive working relationships with visitors, employees, volunteers, representatives of public and private entities, policy making bodies, and contractors is critical to the success of this position.

The hiring salary for the position is $58,000-$65,000 based on experience.

A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 100% paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance. Paid time-off for vacation, sickness and holidays. 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute and, after one year of employment, an employer contribution and match. An RTD Eco pass at a discounted rate. A free membership to the DAM at the Family level.

This position is primarily responsible for the day to day accounting of the Denver Art Museum’s Foundation (DAMF) activity and the Museum’s (DAM) treasury functions. This includes: preparing required documentation for purchasing and selling of investments, initiating banking transfers, the recording of transactions in the accounting system, reconciliation of bank, credit card and stock account activity, and preparation and distribution of monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports. This position is also responsible for month end and year end processes including compiling information for the annual audit and tax returns. The position requires adherence to internal control procedures in order to safeguard Museum assets.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Recurring Cash and Investment Duties
    • Prepares daily reporting on cash balances
    • Records cash and credit card activity
    • Makes bank deposits, as needed
    •  Prepares and initiates DAMF investment transfers, as needed
    • Researches and resolves bank discrepancies
    • Research credit card chargebacks
    • Reviews the Museum’s stock account for new contributions and record.
    • Prepares the subscription documents to initiate new DAMF investment purchases
    • Prepares notifications to investment managers for the selling of Foundation investment

  • Monthly Accounting Responsibilities
    • Records monthly DAMF investment portfolio performance in accounting system
    • Monitors the current DAMF illiquid investment portfolio
    • Completes monthly bank reconciliations for the Museum and the Foundation
    • Completes monthly credit card reconciliations for the Museum
    • Completes reconciliation of gift annuitants and investment income.
    • Completes quarterly balance sheet reconciliations, as assigned.
    • Completes monthly investment account reconciliations for the Museum and the Foundation

  • Reporting
    • Prepares monthly investment performance reports for the Foundation and its investment advisors
    • Prepares quarterly investment performance reports for other Foundations
    • Prepares quarterly allocations and reports of Foundation investment portfolio performance to endowment fundsPrepares annual distribution calculation
    • Performs trend analysis by incorporating financial and non-financial inputs relevant to revenue streams and expenses.
    • Provides investment firm advisors necessary documents to accurately compile the Foundation’s investment portfolio and performance
    • Prepares monthly banking fee analysis report
    • Prepares monthly credit card fee analysis report
    • Prepares schedules and information for the biannual board meetings

  • Other critical duties
    • Assists in preparing necessary schedules and information for the annual audit for the Museum and the Foundation. Assists in preparing necessary schedules and information for the annual tax return for the Museum and the Foundation.
    • Assists with cashflow projections, as needed.

  • Other
    • Serve as backup to new account setup in accounting system and other Accounting duties
    • Develop and document current processes and procedures for the Foundation’s accounting
    • Responsible for training designated personnel to serve as the backup to this position
    • Lead and participate in department and Museum projects
    • Supports other accounting team members
    • Other projects and duties as assigned

Job Qualifications – Required

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum 4 years professional experience working in accounting or finance.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects with strong follow through skills.
  • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately.
  • Logical analysis skills that require thinking through and solving problems step by step, often looking beyond the obvious solution to a problem and digging deeper for the best solution.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to look at financial and other data and be able to explain trends and fluctuations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Extensive Excel experience.
  • Ability to function in a team environment and interact with other departments within the Museum.

Job Qualifications – Preferred

  • Working understanding of GAAP
  • Working understanding of not-for-profit accounting
  • Investment/treasury

Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Prolonged periods of sitting
  • Open office working environment
  • Written and oral comprehension
  • May require some light lifting occasionally

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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