The Controller has overall responsibility for managing the organization’s accounting function, systems, practices, and procedures including maintain the general ledger, supervising the Accounting staff, selecting and maintaining the accounting computer system, overseeing month-end and year-end close, annual audit and preparation of the annual tax return. Also oversees financial records and reporting for investments and the endowment fund and is responsible for cash management.


In this role, you will…

·         Manage/maintain financial records and supervise accounting staff.

·         Direct maintenance of the general ledger for all funds including operating, plant, endowment, capital campaign, and works of art.

·         Oversee month-end and year-end close and preparation of reports.

·         Oversee annual and 403(b) plan audits. Direct preparation of schedules/work papers. Serve as liaison with external auditors.

·         Oversee preparation of tax returns.

·         Maintain financial records for investment/endowment activity and act as liaison with Investment Advisor for investment cash movements and subscription documents.

·         Prepare short/long-term cash projections for operations, capital projects, endowment, and works of art and invest available short-term cash.

·         Propose and implement financial statement and accounting system changes.

·         Develop and maintain museum-wide business policies and procedures.

·         Provide timely, accurate, and thorough data to Head of Finance, Budget and Planning.


Specific Requirements

·         BA or BS degree in Accounting or Finance required. CPA a plus.

·         Seven or more years of experience in non-profit finance/accounting in a senior management position with an operating budget of $10M+ or equivalent experience in public accounting with non-profit organizations.

·         Experience and thorough knowledge of computerized non-profit accounting systems and applications.

·         Thorough knowledge of financial reporting, endowment/investment analysis, cash management, and accounting rules for a large non-profit organization.

·         Ability to effectively lead and manage a team.

·         Ability to work responsibly with confidential information.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·         Exceptional computer skills in MS Office including strong Excel skills.

·         Successful supervisory experience.


Who You Are

You are committed to a non-profit, accounting career and dedicated to providing accounting services in support of Mia’s mission. You are creative and open-minded with positive and effective communication skills.  You strive for self-awareness, give praise freely and seek to learn and grow.


You’re good at and enjoy…

·         Working with numbers.

·         Leading a team that provides exceptional internal and external customer service.

·         Working collaboratively within the department and across departments.

·         Recognizing the value in others’ unique perspectives.

·         Knowing your success is directly related to visitor satisfaction.

·         Setting challenging goals and achieving them.


Mia Culture

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful employment at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values by all team members.


To Apply

To be considered for this position, send a cover letter including your interest in the position, what you will bring to the position, and why you are the ideal candidate, and a resume to miajobs@artsmia.org.

Posting Deadline

Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 30, 2018.


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



About Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Home to more than 89,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) inspires wonder, spurs creativity, and nourishes the imagination. With extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest wide-ranging art collections in the country—Rembrandt to van Gogh, Monet to Matisse, Asian to African—Mia links the past to the present, enables global conversations, and offers an exceptional setting for inspiration.

General admission to Mia is always free. Some special exhibitions have an admission fee.