Michigan Opera Theatre Jobs & Part-Time Opportunities
Michigan Opera Theatre, a non-profit organization, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michigan Opera Theatre is supported by private donations, foundation and corporate grants, the State of Michigan through the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal Agency.
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Director of Accounting
The Director of Accounting is responsible for general ledger accountability, financial reporting and analysis, and systems improvement. She/he will lead day-to-day accounting operations and is responsible for the direct oversight and supervision of accounting staff, for the production of financial reports and statements, and maintenance of accounting records and budgets. The Director of Accounting also serves as controller for the company and is accountable for developing and enforcing a comprehensive set of controls in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company policies.
- Lead day-to-day accounting operations and oversee the work of the accounting team. Manage the general ledger and chart of accounts.
- Participate in developing, and ensure the enforcement of, policies and controls that comply with best practices, ensure transparency and provide a sufficient level of control over all financial activities in the company.
- Manage the production of the annual operating and capital budgets, providing guidance and support to team members as needed.
- Oversee and report on operational performance against budgets, and provide analysis and forecasts to management. Consistently analyze financial data and present reports in an accurate and timely manner. Clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and balance sheets; monitor progress, prepare financial outlooks and financial forecasts; keep CEO and CAO informed of any changes.
- Work with leadership on effective financial reporting formats.
- Continuously collaborate with team leaders to assess financial performance.
- Oversee, and ensure the integrity of, accounting activities related to event operations; review and understand contract terms; ensure controls for activities related to ticket sales, concessions, parking, merchandise, etc.; reconcile and report on a per-event basis as well as by program/series, and by department/function.
- Maintain and manage banking relationships.
- Advise management on cash needs and the liquidity aspects of its short- and long-range expense plans.
- Manage outsourced financial functions and vendors including payroll, financial software vendors, etc.
- Coordinate audit activity and prepare detailed audit schedules.
- Develop documentation of procedures and recommendations for process improvements.
- Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner.
- Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable.
- Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly.
- Ensure that payroll is processed in a timely manner.
- Ensure that bank reconciliations are completed in a timely manner.
- Maintain an orderly accounting recordkeeping system.
- Support leadership in engaging the Board on financial matters. Provide support to the finance committee, audit committee and other committees as required.
- Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations. Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics tracking reports.
- Provide financial analyses as needed. Provide ad hoc reporting for funders as required.
- Prepare tax reporting (IRS 990) and manage other federal, state and local regulatory reporting requirements.
- Prepare financial analyses for contract negotiations as needed.
- Implement new accounting systems and software as necessary to optimize workflow related to financial reporting.
- Ensure that accounting staff are effectively engaged, supported, guided, supervised, assessed, and developed.
- Perform other duties as assigned that support MOT’s overall objectives.
- Bachelors or Advanced Degree/Certification in Accounting; CPA/MBA a plus with experience in non- profit accounting strongly preferred.
- Minimum of 6-8 years of accounting experience, demonstrating a clear increase in responsibilities.
- Advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
- Strong experience managing reporting, budget development and analysis, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, income tax and banking.
- Well organized, logical thinking decision-maker with an analytical, detailed approach to researching and problem solving.
- Proactive, hands-on team member who is comfortable working in partnership with senior leaders.
- Strong analytic, organizational and problem solving skills.
- Demonstrated experience in effectively communicating key data
- Ability to translate financial concepts to individuals at all levels in the organization – including non- finance employees
- Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment with rapidly changing priorities
- Meticulous attention to detail – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, organized, monitors own work to ensure quality
- Independent problem solving ability
- Customer-oriented, positive attitude
- Advanced capabilities with Excel and experience with other Microsoft Office products required.
- The ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple activities required.
- Must be willing to ask questions and able to give and receive constructive feedback.
- Must be able to critically think through and assess situations, work independently and maintain a high degree of confidentiality, and be comfortable with sharing accounting and financial data with others.
- The ability to influence decisions through tact, diplomacy and proven relationship building skills.
Note: The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Classification status: Full time, exempt, salaried
Last updated: 9/25/16
To apply for this position in confidence, send resume and cover letter to employment@MOTopera.org
Michigan Opera Theatre values diversity in our workforce.
Sell Subscriptions for MOT
Be a voice for the Michigan Opera Theatre.
Looking for a few outstanding phone reps to call opera patrons for subscriptions. This is a part-time position. Mondays-Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (availability to start as early as 3:00 preferred) and Saturday mornings.
Creative, exciting atmosphere.
Ideal second job. Ideal job for recently retired professional.
Perks include Free Tickets.
If you are a great communicator, motivated and dependable, please call (313) 961-3500, option 6, extension 3208, and leave a message.
Similar experience preferred but not necessary. A passion for the Arts, and for Opera in particular, a plus!
Parking Center Staff
The Herman Frankel | Opera House Parking Center is accepting applicants for the positions of cashier, attendant, and flagger. Call Bob or Paul at (313) 965-4052.
Maintenance, Ushers, Bar Staff and Security
To apply for part-time maintenance, security, bar staff or staff usher positions, please pick up an application at the security desk at the Madison Avenue stage door entrance.
All other applicants please send your resume to:
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI 48226
You can also fax your resume to 313.237.3412.
Thank you for your interest in Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House!