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Position: Accounting & Development Assistant

Job Posting: Applications accepted through 9.30.2017

Reports to: Finance Director and Senior Development Officer

Position Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Receivable responsibilities include:
    • Process daily cash, check and charge deposits
    • Create and post related accounting entries
    • Maintain pledge receivable detail reports
    • Create invoices for miscellaneous items
    • Maintain rental contracts and deposits
  • Payroll responsibilities include:
    • Maintain accurate individual employee payroll system information
    • Process employee weekly & semi-monthly payroll checks and transfers
    • Create post related accounting entries
    • Provide accurate and timely tax reporting, adhering to IRS regulations
    • Protect payroll information and maintain employee confidentiality
  • Development responsibilities include:
    • Process donations and acknowledgement letters timely and accurately
    • Billing, processing and maintenance of Annual Fund pledges
    • Maintain accurate electronic and hard-copy donor files
    • Facilitate, monitor and assist with matching gift programs
    • Assist with Opera events and performances as time permits
  • General:
    • Reconcile accounting system totals to fundraising system totals
    • Work with auditors to ensure accurate annual reports
    • Other duties as assigned

Hours of Work:  Full-time position with time-off restrictions during seasonal periods
                        Occasional evening and weekend work

Required Skills: 2+ years accounting experience
                       Excel, Word and Outlook experience
                       Organized, Accurate and Analytical

Preferred Skills:  Tessitura Fundraising software, MIP/Abila Accounting software and Arts experience preferred.

Salary:   Competitive salary, excellent medical, life insurance and generous vacation.  EOE

Application Procedure: Send cover letter and resume to  Successful candidates will be asked to provide names and contact information of three references and pass a background screening.

Sarasota Opera is one of only a few companies in America that owns and operates its opera house. The company’s budget is $8.5 million and is celebrating its 58th season. In 2016, the company celebrated a major artistic milestone as the only company in the world to have performed the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi.