Sample Staff Accountant (Full-Time) Job Description Template


Job Description
Job Title: ​ S taff Accountant (FULL-TIME)
Reports to: ​ B usiness Manager
Department: ​ F inance
About The DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum of African American History is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the country.
Our mission is to collect, preserve and display artifacts and objects that promote understanding and inspire
appreciation of the achievements, contributions and experiences of African Americans through exhibits,
programs and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.
Job Summary:
The Staff Accountant reports to the Business Manager and is an exempt salaried position. As a member of
the Finance Department, the Staff Accountant performs technical accounting work in support of the museum
and its departments, including professional accounting functions related to the examination, maintenance,
preparation, reconciliation and analysis of financial statements, ledgers, journals and reports. For effective
fiscal management of the museum, the incumbent will provide general accounting support, including support
to staff.
Essential Duties/Job Functions:
Maintain general ledger accounts
Reconcile bank accounts
Process Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable transactions
Maintain depreciation file
Create monthly department Income & Expense reports
Complete ‘other’ duties as assigned
Minimum Educational Qualifications & Required Skills:
Four year degree in accounting or related field
Fund Accounting and/or Not-for-profit experiences preferred
Three years related work experience in Accounting
Working knowledge of accounting software (e.g., Blackbaud Financial Edge/Altru, Fund-EZ)
Strong Excel proficiency & analytical skills
Accuracy and attention to detail in daily work
Ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines essential
Excellent oral and written skills
Please email résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Leticia Ransom
at ​
, with “​
S taff Accountant​
” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
DuSable Museum of African American History is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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