Finance Manager

The Shed is a new cultural institution of and for the 21st century. We produce and welcome innovative art and ideas, across all forms of creativity, to build a shared understanding of our rapidly changing world and a more equitable society. In our highly adaptable building on Manhattan’s west side, The Shed brings together established and emerging artists to create new work in fields ranging from pop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance. We seek opportunities to collaborate with cultural peers and community organizations, work with like-minded partners, and provide unique spaces for private events. As an independent nonprofit that values invention, equity, and generosity, we are committed to advancing art forms, addressing the urgent issues of our time, and making our work impactful, sustainable, and relevant to the local community, the cultural sector, New York City, and beyond.


The Shed seeks a skilled, non-profit finance professional with an appreciation for the arts to join our dynamic, fast-paced, and accomplished team. Successful applicants must be highly detail-oriented, organized, collaborative problem solvers who are driven to creative solutions. The Finance Manager plays a key role in coordinating The Shed’s organizational accounting and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the general ledger. Each Finance Team member is trained across the department to be able to step in where needed. The Finance Manager will report to the Controller.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to

-Daily management of the general ledger

-Execute month-end close, including preparation of financial reports

-Support the annual budgeting process, quarterly reporting, and annual audit

-Work with Development and Ticketing departments to monitor and reconcile contributions, pledges, and ticket sales revenue

-Manage special events, venue rental, and retail store revenue and reporting

-Prepare short- and long-term cash flow analyses

-Oversee the recording and reconciling of accounts receivable and accrued expenses 

-Engage with internal staff for purposes of financial training

-Develop effective and efficient procedures to maximize team resources

-Work closely with the Controller on ad hoc projects

-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications and Qualities

-BA in accounting or finance or equivalent experience

-Four or more years of non-profit experience 

-Knowledge of accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and GAAP

-A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a highly motivated, energetic team

-Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work toward solutions that benefit departments and the organization

-Impeccable attention to detail and excellent organizational, planning, prioritizing, and time management skills

-Strong computer skills essential; intermediate to advanced Excel user

-Experience with advanced general ledger software; preferably Sage Intacct 

-Ability to multitask and work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment


Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Please provide salary requirements with your application. 

Please note: The Shed has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, Shed employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved or as otherwise required by law.

The Shed is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff, and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.


Click here for more information or to apply.

Application Process

Interested candidates should complete an application and submit résumé and cover letter in a single Word or PDF document saved as candidate's first and last name through our Career Center page here. Only résumés and cover letters submitted in this format will be reviewed. No phone calls, please.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-05-16 17:58:12 -0400