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Accounting Associate
Hammer Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Finance, the Accounting Associate is responsible for all accounts payable and accounts receivable functions for the Museum involving the use of the Museum's Financial Edge Accounting System. Major accounts payable functions include processing purchase orders and invoices; cutting checks and initiating wire payments; vendor management; performing related accounting procedures; overseeing proper storage and retention of accounting records; and assisting with the annual audit. Major accounts receivable functions include processing payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions.

Salary: $17.10 - $33.90 hourly  


Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with general accounting procedures, including accounts payable and all related activities.


  • Associate's degree in accounting, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook and Word; strong proficiency with Excel.
  • Strong mathematical skills to compute and post figures rapidly and accurately.
  • Advanced skills and experience working with automated accounting system software. Experience working with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred.
  • Ability to review financial documents within the scope of assigned tasks for accuracy, completeness, validity, and adherence to standards.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques to research, identify, and resolve accounting issues and reconcile items. Excellent critical thinking skills to solve problems; ability to discreetly and tactfully deal with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Organization skills to prioritize job duties and handle multiple assignments simultaneously; ability to perform job with frequent interruptions and competing priorities without sacrificing accuracy.
  • Required
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and apply initiative to complete work in a timely and accurate manner under conditions of fluctuating workload and deadlines.
  • Ability to write effective routine business correspondence. Possession of practical oral communication skills to convey information accurately and diplomatically.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with Museum staff, University staff, vendors, various campus entities and professional contacts. Ability to maintain a service-oriented attitude in difficult situations.
  • Physical abilities to perform all core functions and duties including but not limited to the ability to talk; hear; manual dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and perform heavy data entry; ability to view a computer monitor for long periods.
  • Ability to work overtime as assigned.

Deadline: 12-31-2017

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