Located on the SMU campus in Dallas, Texas, The George W. Bush Presidential Center is a nonpartisan institution advancing the timeless values of freedom, opportunity, accountability, and compassion. The Bush Center is comprised of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a solution-oriented policy organization focused on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening democracy, and advancing free societies at home and abroad. Through policy solutions and public engagement programs, the Bush Center promotes ideas and conversations that reinforce the promise of America. Learn more at bushcenter.org.
The Accounting Manager will assist with the financial reporting, accounting responsibilities and administration of the day-to-day operations of the accounting function; apply proper accounting treatment; follow appropriate internal controls; assist in the accounting for complex reconciliations; analyze and interpret financial results and perform special projects as required. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Prepare and/or review various general ledger entries and reconciliations as part of managing month-end including but not limited to various revenue streams, investments, fixed assets, payroll and prepaids
Assist in delivering accurate financial results by performing a comprehensive analysis of key expense line items.
Prepare and distribute key month-end reporting to business partners
Coordinate and participate in monthly expense reviews with business partners to ensure financial targets are being achieved
Work closely with Facilities and Operations teams to manage capital expenditures and apply appropriate accounting treatment
Articulate financial concepts to non-finance business partners in a clear and concise manner
Assist in preparation of materials for committee and board meetings
Maintain all long-range financial models
Develop financial forecasts that accurately incorporate key business drivers and initiatives; Analyze and interpret variances to prior forecast, budget, and prior year. Explain key variances, business trends, and performance drivers
Serve as a point of contact for internal staff for assistance with expense coding, budgeting, grant reporting and other questions as needed
Communicate with banking and investment partners for wires and other transactions
Assist Controller with preparation of audit, tax, and other internal and external reporting requirements
Assist Controller with supervision of staff accountant
Aid with ad-hoc financial analysis and special projects
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The qualified candidate will possess (a/an):
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field; CPA or Candidate preferred.
Minimum of five years of accounting/finance experience.
Strong data entry skills with meticulous attention to details and timelines.
Strong analysis and modeling skills
Budgeting, forecasting skills
Advanced Excel Worksheet skills.
Strong technical skills; the ability to learn particular accounting software/programs.
Experience with Blackbaud/Financial Edge products, Concur, and/or Centage/Planning Maestro preferred.
Commitment to the mission and vision of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Additionally, the qualified applicant will possess (a/an):
Sound knowledge of accounting principles, standards and regulations, particularly within a non-profit setting
The ability to multi-process on an on-going basis.
Exceptional judgment and discretion with the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit stationary at a desk and use computer equipment.
Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by cultivating leaders and advancing policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the non-partisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park, a full-service restaurant, Café 43, and a museum store.
Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the George W. Bush Institute is an action-oriented, nonpartisan policy organization with the mission of cultivating leaders and advancing policies to solve today’s most pressing challenges. It raises current and thought-provoking issues and builds programs to address the challenges facing our nation and our world. The work of the Bush Institute is inspired by the principles that guided the Bushes in public life: education is the foundation of a successful life; free...dom is a universal human desire; free enterprise is the engine of economic prosperity; and every human life is precious.