Finance Assistant / Bookkeeper – Part-Time – USA Job Vacancy

Reports to: Finance Manager


The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) is seeking a part-time Finance Assistant whose primary responsibilities are to serve as the bookkeeper for all on-site Dance Center activities including The School, The Store, Studio Rentals, and a Wellness Center as well as the Dance for PD program. This 20 hour a week part-time position plays an integral role as part of a Finance/HR team of five, including the CFO, Finance Manager, Budget Manager and Payroll Manager/Benefits Administrator. The Finance Assistant will gain a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Finance department in a performing arts institution that comprises a professional touring dance company and community-based dance center. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented individual with strong accounting skills looking to learn and contribute to the non-profit field.

The successful candidate will join a community of dedicated arts and administrative professionals who are propelled by Mark Morris’ commitment to artistic excellence, access to the arts, and the impact that arts have in connecting and engaging communities. Our core values include celebrating our diverse community, pursuing excellence in all that we do, advancing access, exposure and opportunity to dance and music, and cultivating creativity.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Accounts Receivable

Prepare and process weekly cash deposit for The School (Adult and Children’s programs)

Reconcile payments from 3rd party payers – ClassPass, KidsPass and Harkness Center

Prepare and process weekly cash deposit for Studio Rental program

Reconcile daily credit card batches and post payments received from The School, The Store, Dance for PD and other MMDG programs

Assist Rental Programs Manager with monthly Studio Rental reconciliation

General Ledger

Process and reconcile Gift Certificate and Class Card purchases and donations

Generate weekly journal entries for School and Rental activities

Reconcile monthly merchant services statements (Amex, MC/Visa)

Generate monthly journal entries for expense category recodes to departments

Support Budget Manager and Finance Manager as needed

Retail Store

Prepare and process weekly deposit for online Store and off-site sales

Process purchase orders, receivers, inventory adjustments, and interfacing with accounting software

Conduct bi-annual inventory physical count in conjunction with the Marketing Department

Additional duties include: attending weekly Finance and Education department meetings, assisting with annual Audit preparation, general filing and scanning documents in support of the Finance Manager and Payroll Manager/Benefits Administrator.

You will be successful in this role if you:

Are Independent and Intuitive – You can work autonomously with minimum supervision but also know when you need to seek advice from your peers.

Enjoy Details and Data Entry – You enjoy working with data and are exceptionally organized with an acute attention to detail. You value accuracy

Are an Accounting Detective – You find great satisfaction in reconciling discrepancies and account balances. Your ultimate reward is solving the mystery and closing the month on time

Align with our Core Values – You work well with others towards a common purpose to achieve shared goals by developing and maintaining responsive, cooperative and mutually beneficial internal and external relationships


Associate/Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or 1-2 years of accounting experience particularly working in the general ledger

Proficient with MS Office Suite and excellent Excel skills

Experience with accounting software

Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge, Counterpoint POS, Mind Body POS, Active, and Eventbrite a plus

Compensation and Benefits:

$20 – $25 per hour

Flexible schedule

Paid vacation, sick/personal leave, holidays and bonus days

Pre-tax Commuter benefit

Access to the Wellness Center (MMDG’s on-site exercise facility), free dance classes for you and your family, and subsidized studio rental rates at the Dance Center


You will be asked to submit the following as part of your online application:

1-page Cover Letter

Complete résumé highlighting relevant experience

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

The internationally renowned Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) has received “highest praise for their technical aplomb, their musicality, and their sheer human authenticity.” (Bloomberg News). Founded in 1980, the Dance Group performs the repertory of choreographer Mark Morris, hailed as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), whose work is acclaimed for its ingenuity, musicality, wit, and humanity. Live music and community engagement are vital components of the Dance Group. It has toured with its own musicians, the MMDG Music Ensemble, since 1996, and regularly collaborates with orchestras and opera companies around the world. In addition to 20 full-time dancers, the organization employs 45 full-time staff, and more than 125 part-time staff, teaching artists, and musicians.

In the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the Mark Morris Dance Center, founded in 2001, is the hub of dance and music education in Brooklyn. The nine-studio building provides affordable classes in multiple genres for people of all ages, levels, with and without disabilities, accompanied by live music. The studios, a performance space, a Wellness Center, and ancillary spaces are all available to the community and to nonprofit organizations at subsidized rates. MMDG’s Community Education Programs partners with public and private schools and community centers to provide customized classes. MMDG also offers customized dance workshops for persons with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers in 10 locations in all 5 boroughs.

MMDG programs in NYC and worldwide engage 85,000 people annually. Propelled by core values of community, access, excellence, and creativity, MMDG is committed to ongoing equity, diversity, and inclusion work to ensure its programs are welcoming and accessible to all.

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