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Connecticut Museum of Culture and History
Hartford, CT (In-Person Employment Required)

CONTACT: Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at ConnecticutMuseumAccountant@glfreeman.com.

Founded in 1825, the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History has always worked to understand the past and encourage historic inquiry. Through permanent and groundbreaking temporary exhibitions such as Common Struggle, Individual Experience, An Exhibition about Mental Health, the Connecticut Museum has always worked to ensure that Connecticut residents feel connected not only to the history and culture of Connecticut but, through a shared understanding of history, with each other. The public programming of the Connecticut Museum serves school groups, families, teachers, curious life-long learning adults, researchers, and the State of Connecticut. The Connecticut Museum is the only state historical organization that offers a folklife program. The Cultural Sustainability program ensures the collection is an inclusive and true representation of the diversity of the state. The adoption of the state folklife program in 2015 resulted in bringing more than 60,000 objects, mostly photographic and video content, of the diverse cultural groups that are in Connecticut.

The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History is at an exciting moment in its history. As the organization prepares for its 200th Anniversary in 2025, the Connecticut Museum is committed to a five-year strategic plan to enhance its impact by elevating work with diverse communities across the state to develop engaging programs, events, and exhibitions. The Connecticut Museum is in discussions with the State of Connecticut regarding a potential public-private capital project which is currently in its early stages of conception. In parallel, the Connecticut Museum has completed an institutional rebrand which launched to the public in the second quarter of 2023.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Connecticut Museum seeks a passionate, strategic, tactical, and agile Senior Director of Accounting (Senior Director) with expertise in finance and accounting. The Senior Director will lead and oversee business and financial management, including bookkeeping (general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, reconciliations), reporting, payroll, contract administration, banking, and investment portfolio management. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of fund and endowment accounting.

The successful Senior Director will lead reporting and accounting for philanthropic and government grants, ensuring the timeliness, accuracy, and integrity of all financial data and reports. S/he will partner with the Connecticut Museum’s auditing firm to provide support for the creation of the Form 990, the annual audit process, and other financial reporting for regulatory compliance. The ideal candidate will serve as the staff liaison to the Finance, Investment, and Audit Committees of the Board of Trustees and provide the Board of Trustees with monthly financial statements and reports.

The Senior Director will report to the Executive Director/CEO and lead a team of two part-time professionals in accounting, including the Accounting Manager and Accounting Assistant. The ideal candidate will oversee the Museum’s external vendors in information technology, investment, and audit.