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Accountant- Starlight

Posted: 01/22/2023

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Do you have a love for the arts? Would you like to be an active part of a beloved Kansas City tradition? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Starlight Theatre is seeking an energetic, dynamic and motivated Accountant to join our team! This position focuses primarily on accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets and occasionally assists with other accounting tasks as deemed appropriate/merited.

Primary Payroll Responsibilities:

  • Process and balance weekly and bi-weekly payroll, as few as 2 up to 200 people including hourly and salaried personnel using Kronos/UKG software.
  • Prepare system reconciliations as necessary including reconciling insurance vendor invoices to insurance expense & related payroll reports.
  • Update personnel accounts as needed with tax changes, garnishments, insurance benefits and deductions, and other changes as merited.
  • Prepare union remittances.
  • Reconciliation of tax remittances and related W-2’s (prepared by payroll company).
  • Write payroll reports as needed from the Kronos/UKG database.

Primary Accounts Payable Responsibilities:

  • Process payment requests to vendors after verifying appropriate approval and compliance with spending policies.
  • Compile, input and reconcile vendor invoices weekly in order to produce weekly vendor payments.
  • Ensure AP is maintained accurately and timely.
  • Reconcile expense reports and related accounts to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Review credit card expense transactions for coding and documentation.
  • Maintain prepaid and accrued expense account schedules.
  • Preparation of annual 1099’s.
  • Manage database of fixed assets.
  • Properly classify capital expenditures and track against pre-approved budgets.
  • Reconcile depreciation rollforward and monitor for completeness.
  • Review contract and procurement documentation to ensure policy compliance.

Other Accounting Responsibilities:

  • Assist with cash processing of nightly deposits during season.
  • Prepare schedules and reconciliations as merited.
  • Complete other projects as assigned by VP of Finance & Accounting Manager.

The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written). This person must be self-directed, have strong attention to details, retain and utilize facts appropriately, and have the ability to multitask in a fast-paced, fluid environment. We are also looking for someone who will understand and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access at Starlight. Effective project management, time management, problem solving skills, analytical ability, accuracy and the ability to work collaboratively are a priority.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of experience in accounting with experience in accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets & reconciliations.
  • An accounting degree is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High proficiency in the entire Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of Acumatica software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of Kronos/UKG payroll software is a plus.

Starlight Benefits:
Starlight full-time employees receive a competitive total compensation package that begins the first of the month following date of hire. Starlight’s three-tier benefits package includes the following components:
Starlight Physical Wellness:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance paid by employer
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
 Starlight Emotional Wellness:
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Flex Time
  • Employee Assistance Program
 Starlight Financial Wellness:
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • 125 Cafeteria Plan
  • Starlight Perks & Discounts

If you are interested in being considered for this position, submit your application online or at Starlight’s West Ticket Office, next to Gate 3, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please visit our website for more information regarding Starlight employment.

Starlight Theatre Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

Starlight is working toward embedding inclusion, diversity, equity and access within every aspect of our organization. We support an environment that values and respects the experiences and contributions of its employees, volunteers, partners and community members. We encourage and welcome applicants of groups that are historically underrepresented in the American theatre industry.

All persons working on behalf of Starlight Theatre are required to receive any of the FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccines and be fully vaccinated. Starlight will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals regarding medical or religious exemptions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.

Starlight Theatre Association of Kansas City, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999