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Staff Accountant

Central City Opera

Full Time
Posted November 15, 2022


Central City Opera (CCO) is seeking a Staff Accountant to support the Controller and Director of HR’s role and responsibilities. The Staff Accountant is responsible for advancing the mission of CCO by supporting accounting and HR functions of the organization. This position will be responsible for the successful and timely completion of duties assigned by the Controller. The Staff Accountant is expected to maintain absolute confidentiality regarding CCO business affairs.

The Staff Accountant will perform a variety of accounting, bookkeeping, and administrative duties as assigned including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, payment posting, payroll, and general ledge activities. This position will be familiar with and follow established internal controls and company policies and procedures.


Essential Functions

  • Perform accounting functions pertaining to Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP) ensuring the accuracy and integrity of all financial transactions in accordance with GAAP
    • Data entry, coding, and approvals for bills and expenditures
    • New vendor account set up
    • Weekly bill payment processing
    • Verify monthly bill posting and payments
    • Data entry and coding for AR (pledges, payments received, deposits)
    • Maintain vendor and customer files
  • Assist with monthly reconciliations and the preparation of monthly financial reports
  • Assist with Payroll processing
  • File and Pay quarterly Sales Tax Reports
  • Assist the Controller and Director of HR with preparation of external annual audit by gathering necessary account information and documents
  • Assist with preparation and completion of annual processes and reports including budgeting, payroll, SCFD qualification reporting, 1099s, and the Opera America Survey
  • Accurately file digital and/or paper documents to maintain historical financial records
  • Maintain daily internal and external email correspondence
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of 3 years of accounting experience
  • Certification or degrees in Finance, Accounting, or Business preferred
  • Knowledge of Non-Profit Accounting Practices
  • Experience with QuickBooks
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Database experience
  • Efficient and courteous customer service skills through phone, email, and in-person service
  • Ability to type and perform computer data entry functions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Outstanding interpersonal verbal communications skills
  • Attention to detail, analytical skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Professional, positive attitude with the ability to work cooperatively with a broad range of individuals

Skills and Abilities:

  • Patron-centric and customer service focused
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to function in a collaborative environment while also working independently
  • Must be amenable to fluctuating work schedules during busy periods, including the summer festival
  • Evening and weekend work and driving to Central City and other event locations required
  • Bi-lingual candidates encouraged
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Valid Driver’s License


  • A comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 100% paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time-off policy for flexible personal use and holidays
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate eligibility to contribute


CCO is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable work environment. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values and we are currently working to expand our capacities in these areas with company-wide understanding that this is an ongoing process that must be embedded into the fabric of the organization. We encourage candidates who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, otherwise-abled, and other underrepresented identities to apply. All applications will receive consideration for employment.

Compensation: 45,000-65,000

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