Accounting, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Arts/Entertainment/Cultural, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit
4 Year Degree
The Ordway: The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists. Performances take place in the 1,900-seat Music Theater and a 1,100-seat Concert Hall. The Ordway is committed to providing a welcome and inclusive environment for all patrons, artists, and employees.
Position Purpose: The Accountant is responsible for organizing, processing, and monitoring all accounts payable financial transactions of the Ordway as assigned by the Chief Financial Officer and ensuring these transactions comply with the law, are accurate, and recorded in a timely manner. Additionally, this position is directly responsible for processing all financial transactions for the Arts Partnership and preparing monthly financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Accounting is one department of the Ordway’s Business Resource Team (BRT). The other members of BRT are Human Resources, Contracts and Rentals, and Information Technology. As a BRT member, this position will work to advance the Ordway’s business support functions. BRT members commit to a working agreement that strives for a trusting, inclusive, responsive, and friendly work environment.
Posting Date: 1/21/2020
Closing Date: Open until filled, this position will remain open until the Ordway has seen a diverse pool of candidates
Employee Type: Full-time, exempt
Department: Business Resources
Reports to: CFO/EVP
Key Performance Areas:
Review, process, and mail the approved check disbursements in an accurate and timely manner to ensure payments.
Oversee Vendor relations as relates to financial matters.
Provide primary accounting support for the Arts Partnership (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, MN Opera, Schubert Club, and the Ordway).
Facilitate financial grant application and reporting.
Facilitate the Ordway insurance relationship.
Support Ordway Audit and Tax reporting (as needed).
The Ordway is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the organization and promote a culture of respect.
BA in Accounting and five years of accounting experience required.
Active CPA license preferred.
Two years of accounts payable experience required. Experience with A/P automation and accounting systems (Ordway uses Microsoft Dynamics SL), ability to take from invoice to payment, vendor tax withholding and annual 1099 processing experience, and experience with managing vendor relations and reconciling credit card payments.
Microsoft Office Experience (i.e. Access, Excel, Word) required as well as a high degree of proficiency with technology.
Management skills preferred.
Previous nonprofit work highly desirable.
Appreciation and experience in musical theater and other art forms also desirable.
To Apply: For more information or to apply, visit ordway.org/employment.
Ordway is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, age, local human rights commission activity, national origin, and veteran, or disability status. The Ordway Theater and administrative office are wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcomed. All applicants who have questions or needs regarding access accommodations or interpreting assistance for job interviews are encouraged to reach out to Human Resources.
We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined here, or who have important skills we haven’t listed. If that’s you, please don’t hesitate to apply anyway and tell us about yourself.
About Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
In 1980, Saint Paul resident Sally Ordway Irvine challenged her community to help her create a performing arts venue in which her dream of offering “everything from opera to the Russian circus” could be realized. She set an example by making the first donation to a fund that eventually built Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
By the time the $46 million center opened to the public on January 1, 1985, Sally had contributed $7.5 million—and her family had matched that amount. Certainly, Sally’s vision is alive today as the Ordway, Minnesota’s Premier Performing Arts Center®, presents a dizzying schedule of theater, dance, music, family events, and educational programs.
The Ordway, recognized as one of the U.S.’s leading not-for-profit performing arts centers, is home to a wide variety of performances throughout the year that encompass the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance, and vocal artists in its Music Theater and Concert Hall. In addition, each year the Ordway presents its Flint Hills Family Festival and serves over 50,000 children and adults through its Ordway Education programs. Since the Ordway opened, it has become known as Saint Paul’s most invit...ing performance venue, attracting audiences from throughout the region to its diverse range of presentations. The Ordway joins The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Minnesota Opera, and The Schubert Club in a unique Arts Partnership and provides a home to its Arts Partners. The Ordway is proud to sponsor the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a professionally guided academic and artistic environment serving students in grades nine through twelve.