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The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) seeks tech-savvy Controller to join our Finance and Administration team.  The Controller prepares the monthly financial reporting package, and provides financial statement analysis, budget, and audit support. This full-time position reports to the CFO and works collaboratively with colleagues across the Museum.

A high level of computer literacy is required in this role; this would include writing report in financial Edge to compiling complex Excel models for budgeting purposes. In addition, the controller will be responsible for improving financial process and systems integration.

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields and presents the work of artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill. MAD provides an opportunity for employees to enrich and develop their love of the art, craft and design while contributing their specific skills, expertise and talents.


  • Guides and monitors the month-end close process to ensure timely financial statement reporting
  • Maintains copies of all grants and receivables and reviews all grants to ensure that finance reporting requirements of funders are being met
  • Produces monthly financial statements, including Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Activities with comparisons to budget, Cash Flow Statement, Rolling Forecast, Net Assets Roll-forward, and Memo pointing out significant information.  Submits reports to and reviews with senior management
  • Maintains work papers and reconciliations for balance sheet and significant accounts
  • Maintains the Financial Edge accounting system, including the chart of accounts, reports, and budgets
  • Develops the annual budget with the CFO, with input from department heads
  • Produces grant expense reports as needed for Development & Education departments
  • Prepares financial statements for grant reporting
  • Updates financial data on reporting agency websites
  • Responsible for approving disbursements, monitoring outstanding checks and cash flow
  • Responsible for sales tax filings
  • Attends finance & audit committee and/or board meetings to assist executive management in the presentation of monthly financial statement reports
  • Oversees and manages external auditors in the completion of the annual financial statement
  • Oversees and manages external accountants in preparation of the federal form 990
  • As needed, answer accounting and financial questions from the Director, Trustees, CFO or other Senior Staff members
  • Serves as back-up for Assistant Controller function
  • Performs other assignments and duties as necessary


  • Be able to deal with multiple personality types while remaining professional and courteous.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Adjust to changing priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Plan and organize work to meet schedules and deadlines.
  • Want to help and support others.
  • Possess excellent oral, written, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Be a self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • Have the ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Must be able to work well on their own, while still being a team player.
  • Must possess excellent “people” skills and the ability to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization, as well as Board members.
  • MAD requires that all team members working on the premises must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; MBA or CPA preferred
  • Seven+ years of supervisory/controllership/CFO experience required
  • Non-profit accounting experience preferred
  • Ability to work on multiple systems, extract data and produce reports timely
  • Knowledge of Financial Edge, or other accounting software
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial reporting and audit support
  • Superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.  We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job posting describes you, then please apply for this role.


$100,000 - $125,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Access to a variety of cultural institutions and a stimulating and collaborative work environment.

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