The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum seeks a full-time Staff Accountant. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will support the Museum's finance operations.
About the Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
Founded in 1985 by category-defying artist Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), The Isamu Noguchi
Garden Museum (now known as The Noguchi Museum), was the first museum in the United States to be established, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens, the Museum itself is widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements. Holding the world’s largest collection of his works, the Museum features open air and indoor galleries in a repurposed 1920s industrial building and a serene outdoor sculpture garden. Since its founding, it has served as an international hub for Noguchi research and appreciation. In addition to managing the artist’s archives and catalogue raisonné, the Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of Noguchi’s material culture, from sculpture, models, and drawings to his personal possessions. Provocative installations drawn from the permanent collection, together with diverse special exhibitions and collaborations with contemporary practitioners across disciplines, offer a multifaceted view of Noguchi’s art and illuminate his enduring influence as an innovator. Through its rich collection, exhibitions, and programming, the Museum facilitates scholarship and learning for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
-Manage accounts receivable and cash receipts procedures
-Perform monthly bank and credit cards reconciliations
-Perform reconciliations with development and visitor services records
-Post monthly investment account activities to general ledger
-Manage monthly close procedures and maintain monthly balance sheet schedules
-Provide financial support to the Museum’s merchandising department
-Assist in development and evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of the internal controls
-Collaborate with staff in all departments at the Museum in developing budgets
-Coordinate quarterly reconciliations with program departments
-Assist in compiling and preparing annual budget and quarterly forecast reports for the board.
-Assist in audit preparation of schedules and supporting materials
-Assist other ad-hoc projects
-Perform other administrative duties
Experience, Skills, and Qualities
-Minimum 4 years of accounting experience, preferably in non-profit finance
-Basic knowledge of GAAP and experience with month-end and year-end close procedures
-Strong facility with accounting and/or ERP software; the Museum uses NetSuite
-Advanced proficiency with Excel and Google Workspace
-Experience with retail operations, inventory, and Shopify a plus
-Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to assess priorities and manage time efficiently
-Superb organizational skills and attention to detail
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Shared interest in the mission of The Noguchi Museum
The Staff Accountant position is full-time and located in The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens. Hours are 5 days a week, 9 am–5 pm, Monday– Friday. Currently, the Museum is operating on a flexible work schedule between remote and in-person at the Museum as we continue to assess the risk and impact of COVID-19. The health and safety of our community is our first priority. As such, and in accordance with New York City requirements, The Noguchi Museum requires all staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.
Hours outside of the scheduled times during audit and budget season are an occasional requirement of the position. Work is typically performed in an office environment; prolonged periods of sitting, use of computers and standard office equipment required to accomplish work objectives. Salary is $60,000 per year and benefits include a generous health insurance program, a 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, and paid time off, as well as other benefits.
The Noguchi Museum is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its employment policy. The Museum considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply.
Please send resume and cover letter to:
The Noguchi Museum
32-37 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106
firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Accountant Position”