Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

Portland, OR, USA

Full time

$90-100k (annually)

Jan 12

$90,000 - $100,000 per year

Regular, Full-Time

Our Mission: Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.

The Controller is responsible for the management and direction of the Accounting Division of the Finance Department and for ensuring the integrity of the general ledger and compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position works with all departments in the museum to develop recurring and special reports using a variety of software, and is responsible for the preparation of all general ledger information of the museum. The Controller serves as an advisor on issues concerning the financial management of the museum and develops and administers accounting policy and procedures.

In joining the OMSI team, you also participate in OMSI’s vision to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science and technology that spreads educational opportunities across the Northwest.

Position Requirements

You must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation under the ADA for medical or religious reasons.

·        Accounting and Financial Expertise:

o   Comprehensive and advanced knowledge of accounting principles;

o   Ability to effectively analyze, troubleshoot, and mitigate accounting variances and ensure compliance with financial reporting and other compliance procedures, in accordance with OMSI standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);

o   Excellent time management skills, with an emphasis on accounting processes and schedules;

o   Advanced knowledge of Financial Edge, SageIntacct, and/or other financial software;

o   Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel and Google Sheets;

·        Business Practices:

o   Developed organizational, project, leadership, and people management skills that encourage collaboration, team-building, and accountability to meet individual, departmental, and organizational deadlines and deliver measurable results;

o   Effective time management skills, with an emphasis on managing and tracking multiple projects, with a high degree of accuracy—often with overlapping and time-sensitive deadlines;

o   Demonstrated and excellent interpersonal, written, presentation, and verbal communication and customer service skills to work effectively with people of diverse talents and backgrounds;

o   Exercises sound judgement while upholding high integrity and ethical standards;

o   Ability to model and support a positive team dynamic with paid and unpaid staff.

·        Bachelor’s degree in an industry related to accounting;

·        8 years of cumulative accounting experience with increasing responsibility:

o   Demonstrated experience leading and managing advanced accounting functions and operations, such as compliance and controls, cash management, audit supervision, and financial reporting;

o   Experience successfully leading and managing a team of accounting professionals;

o   Excellent planning and organization experience, with an emphasis on managing finance systems and policies;

o   Demonstrated experience effectively communicating finance-related policies and procedures with a diverse range of departments and stakeholders.

·        Demonstrated experience or ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and talents in professional work environments.

Compensation Package

·     Competitive health benefits.

·     Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Days, and Holiday Pay!

·     Free OMSI annual membership

·     Reciprocal Employee Attractions Pass – valid for two free general admissions to 24 Oregon attractions.

All are welcome at OMSI.

OMSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining individuals from a diverse candidate pool regardless of race, age, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, citizenship status, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected status.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our process as we build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can better reflect and serve our community. We strongly invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

To inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.