Houston Arts Alliance


Title: Staff Accountant

Organization Summary: Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) is a public-private initiative established by the City of Houston to enhance the quality of life and tourism in the Houston region by advancing the arts on its behalf. HAA distributes grants to more than 225 nonprofit arts organizations and individual artists each year. In addition, HAA invests in and nurtures Houston’s thriving creative community by commissioning the work of artists for public spaces, managing the city’s civic art collection, showcasing Houston’s rich folklife traditions, cultivating business volunteers, and empowering arts organizations to become sustainable and reach new audiences through business incubation and other services.

Position Summary: The Staff Accountant will provide support to the Finance Manager in most aspects of: purchasing, accounts payable, payroll accounting and general ledger accounting functions.

Education: Minimum Associates Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics is required.

Experience: Minimum five years solid general ledger or accounts payable experience is required as well as proficiency with MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, and Word). Attention to detail is a must.A successful candidate will have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines. Work experience in the non-profit environment preferred. Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge software a plus. 

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain procurement for all purchasing transactions. 
  • This includes administration of the purchasing process and disbursement process, as well as AP reconciliation.
  • Process credit card purchase transactions and perform monthly reconciliation of card statements for payment.
  • Reconcile benefits payable with vendor invoices and process monthly disbursements.
  • Process bank deposits via remote deposit banking and onsite bank visits.
  • Assist with monthly close process of financial records.
  • Maintain asset inventory and proper recording of both capitalized and non-capitalized assets.
  • Reconcile capital assets with general ledger including periodic depreciation.
  • Assist COO in executive administrative functions including human resource matters.
  • Prepare monthly PTO leave accruals.
  • Participate in new employee orientation and setup.
  • Serve as Committee Secretary to Finance and Audit Committees.
  • Special projects as directed by the COO and Finance Manager.

Benefits: Competitive Salary, Health Insurance, Life & LTD benefits, Employer Retirement Plan Contribution

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume to dmcgee@haatx.com. (No phone calls will be accepted.)

Houston Arts Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.