Senior Accountant / Controller in Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Museum of Science Posted: 2022-09-07

Buffalo, NY 14211

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The Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences (Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve) is looking for Senior Accountant/Controller who will be responsible for daily general ledger accounting.

Specific accounting duties include:
• Prepare and/or review of monthly journal entries and all supporting schedules.
• Analyze revenues and expenses and produce monthly financial statements; provide explanations of variances with budget
• Import Altru revenue receipts into Financial Edge enterprise reporting system and ensure accounting accuracy to comply with GAAP
• Reconcile accounts and resolve discrepancies
• Manage weekly cash and check deposits
• Generate reports for grants pre-award and post award accounting
• Prepare and file Sales and Use tax payments and reporting related to Museum purchases
• Assist in yearly financial audit and budgeting process
• Oversee an Accounting Assistant responsible for A/P, A/R, deposits, and other administrative duties.

HR and Benefits activities:
• Prepare and administer Paychex payroll and benefits records and reports
• Respond to employee payroll and benefits questions
• Train new employees on timesheet system
• Assist with recruiting and hiring activities
• Process new hires and terminations
• Orient new employees
• Complete and maintain employment files and I-9s
• Administer Paid Time Off, Short Term Disability and leave of absence programs

Must have:
• Associate's or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
• Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in accounting, preferably in public accounting
• Knowledge of accounting software. Financial Edge system knowledge desired
• Knowledge of non-profit tax-exempt accounting procedures required
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and advanced skills in Excel
• Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills, with outstanding attention to detail

Excellent benefits provided including paid time off, health insurance, 401K with company match, paid holidays and more.
Please apply with resume via Quick Apply

The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing relevant science programming to learners of all ages. The Buffalo Museum of Science is governed by the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences alongside Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo. Learn more at


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