The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra currently has the following employment opportunities available:

Controller

 

Controller

JOB PURPOSE AND REPORTING STRUCTURE

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the Controller provides the best possible support of the organization by assisting the activities of the Finance Department, including coordinating and collaborating in all accounting, financial, and tax reporting activities.  Responsible for managing banking, insurance and investment relationships, and auditing processes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement accounting policies and procedures to comply with GAAP and statutory requirements.
  • Oversee accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and requirements.
  • Coordinate audit activity and provide interface with outside auditors.
  • Maintain proper controls to ensure that all tax payments, returns, and all other obligations are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure that systems and processes are in place to support effective program implementation.
  • Assist in annual budgeting and planning process.
  • Assist in management of cash flow forecasting.
  • Assist in monthly close and financial statement preparation.
  • Prepare for and participate in regular Endowment, Audit, Pension, and Retirement committee meetings.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required by business needs.

CONTACTS WITH OTHERS

This position is integral in communicating with employees across all functions with budgetary and financial responsibilities. In addition, the position includes regular communication and direct contact with independent auditors, government agencies, and Board members.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or business, CPA preferred, and 5-7 years of finance and accounting experience.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  Knowledge of accounting and reporting software.  Knowledge of MIP and Tessitura a plus.

CERTIFICATES OR LICENSES REQUIRED

Driver’s License

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

This position requires advanced math skills.

REASONING ABILITY

Able to collect data and information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

This position requires experience with computerized accounting systems, demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding business and staff information, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Familiarity with MIP and Tessitura preferred. Regular attendance is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Job-related stress may be encountered during high-peak times.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

It is the policy of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to employ the most qualified person available for a job. This policy recognizes individual differences and the specific demands of each position. The MSO has a firm commitment to extend equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all people without regard to age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest or conviction record, military service or any other characteristic prohibited by law except where a bona fide occupational qualification precludes employment.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

The MSO complies with all provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Accommodation of Disabilities. This means that we do not discriminate against any qualified individual with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship to include: application for employment, recruitment, hiring, promotion, and/or advancement in employment, compensation, training opportunities or other terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

The MSO believes in and practices equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment. Managers and supervisors are responsible for implementation of this policy. All questions about this Act should be discussed with the Human Resources Manager.

COMPENSATION

Salary will be commensurate with experience as appropriate.  The Controller is entitled to all benefits available to full-time employees including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurances and eligibility to participate in vision insurance, flexible spending account plans, and staff retirement savings plans.

The above is representative of the position; there may be other activities or responsibilities required which are not listed.  This does not constitute a contract with any person in any position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@mso.org  with the subject line: Controller.

The MSO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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