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Position: Finance Associate

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Founded in 1980, the Mark Morris Dance Group is an 18-member dance company headquartered at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The Mark Morris Dance Center, opened in September 2001, is home to the Mark Morris Dance Group, The School, a Studio Rental program and a Wellness Center. The Dance Center provides 160 weekly classes serving 1,800 children ages 18 months – 18 years. The Adult Program serves approximately 700 students per week through a variety of classes, workshops, master classes, and intensives. MMDG’s Community Education Programs serve the greater New York City area working with NYC Department of Education public and charter schools and community centers that serve NYC Housing Authority, seniors, and special needs populations among others.

The Finance Associate serves as the primary bookkeeper for all off-site Education and Community programs, on-site Dance Center activities including The School, The Store, Studio Rentals, and Wellness Center as well as the Dance for PD program. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles, experience with tuition processing, and an interest in supporting the work of our Education programs. This position works very closely with the Finance Manager and 5-person Education Department. This is a full-time 40 hours per week position. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Accounts Receivable

  • Prepare and process weekly cash deposit for The School (Adult and Children’s programs)
  • Process semester installments and manage payment plans for The School
  • Reconcile payments from 3rd party payers – ClassPass, MoveUSA, KidsPass and Harkness Center
  • Manage all invoicing and income tracking for Community Education Programs
  • Prepare and process weekly cash deposit for Studio Rental program
  • Reconcile daily credit card batches and post payments received from The School, The Store, Dance for PD and other MMDG programs
  • Assist Rental Programs Manager with monthly Studio Rental reconciliation

 General Ledger

  • Process and reconcile Gift Certificate and Class Card purchases and donations
  • Generate weekly journal entries for School and Rental activities
  • Maintain accurate coding to correspond with class and program changes
  • Reconcile monthly merchant services statements (Amex, MC/Visa)

 Retail Store

  • Prepare and process weekly deposit for online Store and occasional off-site sales
  • Process purchase orders, receivers, inventory adjustments, and interfacing with accounting software
  • Conduct bi-annual inventory physical count

Financial Reporting 

  • Manage income reporting for Education and Community Programs and Dance Center activities to program managers and finance team. 

Additional duties include: attending weekly Finance and Education department meetings, assisting with annual Audit preparation and maintaining backend POS database which interfaces with accounting software

You are a great candidate for this job if you:
  • Have 1-2 years of accounting experience particularly working in the general ledger
  • Are exceptionally organized and have an acute attention to detail
  • Enjoy problem solving and value accuracy
  • Are proficient with MS Office Suite and have excellent Excel skills

You will be successful in this role if you:

  • Enjoy identifying new and creative ways of working that improve productivity and add value to the organization
  • Work well with others towards common purposes to achieve shared goals by developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative and mutually beneficial internal and external relationships
  • Are able to balance working independently with minimum supervision with seeking out advice from peers and senior staff
  • Have experience in Blackbaud Financial Edge, Counterpoint POS, Mind Body POS, and Eventbrite
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits package includes: Employee Health and Life insurance covered 100%, Flexible Spending Plan, voluntary vision and dental coverage, Pre-tax Commuter benefit and 403(b) retirement plan
  • Access to the Wellness Center, free dance classes (adults and kids) and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center

Applications:

  • Resume outlining your education and experience
  • Cover letter summarizing your relevant qualifications for this specific position, salary requirement, and three professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior consent.
  • Applications without a salary requirement will not be considered.
  • Indicate Finance Associate/Bursar on the subject line of email
  • Applications in electronic format accepted at jobs@mmdg.org

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

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