Handel and Haydn Society

9 Harcourt Street
Boston, MA 02116
www.handelandhaydn.org
info@handelandhaydn.org

Date Posted:
December 21, 2018

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Administrative

Type:
Full-Time

Staff Accountant

Description:

The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music. Based in Boston, H+H's Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a nine-concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H also provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to over 10,000 children each year through in-school music instruction and a Vocal Arts Program that includes six youth choruses.

Reporting to the CFO, this position requires a conscientious detail-oriented professional with experience in a small nonprofit organization. This is a great opportunity for applicants looking to build on real-world experience or those returning to the workforce. Successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Responsibilities and Duties may include:

REVENUE

  • Record in General Ledger (Financial Edge), revenue transactions for donations and ticket sales that have been entered into in the CRM application (Tessitura).
  • Reconcile Financial Edge to Tessitura for donations and ticket sales on a frequent basis at least monthly.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

  • Enter approved invoices into Financial Edge
  • Prepare list of checks to be printed, making sure discounts are taken.
  • Communicate with vendors (both verbally and written) on payment issues

CASH RECEIPTS

  • Prepare daily deposits of checks received by mail
  • Enter daily deposits from all sources (mail, lockbox, credit card sales) into Financial Edge
  • Perform account analyses, reconciliations as needed

OTHER OFFICE/ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Assist with monthly close
  • Prepare payroll Journal Entry spreadsheet from Paychex payroll register
  • Assist with annual external audit, as needed
  • Performs other accounting duties as needed upon request
Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in accounting for an established nonprofit organization
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge is a significant plus
  • Superior attention to detail and pride in completed and accurate work
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills, integrity, maturity, and good judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment, meet multiple deadlines, organize time and priorities, and work well as a member of the team.
  • Position requires occasional lifting of printed materials, large boxes, and retail merchandise as well as the repetitive, daily use of a computer.

The Handel and Haydn Society is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace by maintaining a staff that represents the traditions and voices of contemporary Boston. Interviews will not be scheduled until we have a diverse pool of candidates from which to select.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

How To Apply:
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
https://www.applicantpro.com/j/961575-127586
Apply by:
February 15, 2019
Salary:
Salary
About this Organization:

The Handel and Haydn Society is internationally acclaimed for its performances of Baroque and Classical music. Based in Boston, H+H’s orchestra and chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a ten-concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centers. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance, bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H also provides engaging, accessible, and broadly inclusive music education to over 11,500 children each year through in-school music instruction and the Vocal Arts Program that includes six youth choruses.


Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is among the oldest continuously performing classical music ensembles in the United States and is unique for its longevity, capacity for reinvention, and distinguished history of premieres. H+H began as a choral society founded by middle-class Bostonians who aspired to improve the quality of singing in their growing American city. They named the organization after two composers—Handel and Haydn—to represent both the old music of the 18th century and what was then the new music of the 19th century. In the first decades of its existence, H+H gave the American premieres of Handel’s Messiah(1818), Haydn’s Creation(1819), Verdi’s Requiem(1878), and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion(1879). Since its founding, H+H has given more than 2,000 performances before a total audience exceeding 2.8 million.


In addition to its subscription series, tours, and broadcast performances, H+H reaches a worldwide audience through ambitious recordings including the critically-acclaimed Haydn The Creation, the best-selling Joy to the World: An American Christmas, and Handel Messiah, recorded live at Symphony Hall under Christophers’s direction.