Join a dynamic team of professionals focused on preserving and presenting Las Vegas’s unique and storied history. Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying, and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment.
On our 2+ acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard; the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant! Jackpot,” which uses technology to reilluminate more than 40 non-operational signs; and an awe-inspiring and historic visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The Museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public and K-12 education, community outreach and engagement, research, and arts preservation represent a selection of our ongoing projects.
Welcoming more than 200,000 visitors annually, the Museum has received numerous accolades, having been selected as one of the “27 Best Museums in the U.S.” by Travel + Leisure; Nevada’s “Best Museum” by MSN; “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com; one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; and one of the “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com. The Museum earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor.
This senior-level staff member serves as the head of accounting and is responsible for operation, oversight and review of accounting, finance, risk management, and payroll functions for a nonprofit organization with ~50 staff members and a $5M annual operating budget. Position responsibilities include the establishment, documentation, and compliance of proper financial and other internal controls; preparation and presentation of monthly financial reporting; management of assigned staff; leadership in organizational budgeting and planning; benefits administration; and payroll oversight, processing and analysis.
The database manager, who directs and maintains internal (Tessitura) and external (WordFly, VenueOps) software reports to the Controller to ensure accurate financial recording of operations, donations and visitation.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversee and support all financial management and accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, monthly financial statements reporting, and the monitoring of capital assets.
Complete sub-ledger budgets and detail reports for construction projects, donations, compensation, and other accounts and activities as required.
Properly account for capital campaign contributions, pledges and government grants.
Manage overall financial statement audit process and adhere to external reporting requirements and compilations.
Daily reconciliation of ticket sales, rental events, memberships, and donations from Tessitura and VenueOps. Includes posting prior day activity to the Tessitura database, ensuring successful nightly processing of credit card transactions, and preparing journal entry for the prior day’s activity from Tessitura and VenueOps and posting entries into QuickBooks.
Develop and manage annual budgeting process and capital and operations budgets by providing financial history, forecasting future revenues and expenses, and working with other managers to ensure accurate and effective planning.
Develop and maintain effective internal control policies and procedures.
Actively participate in strategic planning and review plans to determine financial impact and identify any necessary regulatory compliance.
Work with Board Treasurer and Finance Committee to maintain sound fiscal management and monthly reporting practices to Executive Director and Trustees.
Oversee treasury function and manage banking relationships.
Oversee all payroll activities, including bi-weekly processing of payroll.
Manage confidential institutional information.
Manage accounts with vendors, agencies and partners.
Maintain integrity of client database.
Other duties as assigned.
Requires Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in accounting or related field and five years’ successful nonprofit financial management experience in accounts receivable and payable, bookkeeping, payroll, purchasing, risk management and general ledger.
Requires experience in processing payroll through third-party vendor.
Experience overseeing database management preferred.
Staff management experience including goal setting, performance reviews, and team-building preferred.
Experience developing and delivering effective training materials preferred. Experience successfully completing and submitting an IRS Form 990 preferred
Desired Skill Set:
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Ability to develop objectives and strategies and to monitor progress toward goals.
Ability to work as a member of a team and to serve as a resource to others.
Ability to articulate complex financial information to lay people in ways that make the organization’s financial standing understandable and actionable.
Ability to sustain a high degree of trust and transparency through open, collaborative dialogue with peers, Trustees and the community
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
Strong leadership and management skills, and ability to build rapport with diverse individuals.
Strong analytical, evaluative and mathematics skills.
Proficiency with QuickBooks, the Microsoft Office Suite as well as standard office equipment.
Understanding of contemporary issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and ability to promote and uphold related standards.
Ability to develop management control systems, policies, procedures, methods and standards.
Accuracy and strong attention to detail.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Interpersonal savvy with strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to work productively despite frequent interruptions.
Regular and consistent attendance.
Ability to use a computer and office equipment.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to retain focus despite numerous interruptions during the day.
Ability to lift 35 pounds.
Ability to work hours during the evening and on weekends as required.
Ability to work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
Ability to travel to other organizational sites.
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
The Neon Museum
ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, The Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been ranked No. 1 in Las Vegas Weekly’s list of “Twenty Greatest Attractions in Las Vegas History,” one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, The Neon Museum has an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the immersive audiovisual experience “Brilliant!” which uses technology to re-illuminate more than 40 non-operational signs; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art in downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, and arts preservation represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. For more information, including tour schedules and tickets, visit www.neonmuseum.org. Also follow @NeonMuseum on Facebook and Twitter and @theneonmuseumlasvegas on Instagram.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
$120,000 – $140,000/annually DOE