Accounting Manager


Accounting Manager

Playwrights Horizons
New York, NY 10036


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Accounting Manager


Playwrights Horizons, an award winning off-Broadway theater located in the heart of Manhattan, seeks a candidate for four-person business office.

A successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong accounting and analytical skills, an attention to detail, and desire to work with a variety of people across all departments. An interest in the arts is a plus.

Basic Job Function:

Reporting to the Controller, the Business Manager will assist in maintaining and controlling the General Ledger accounts and business transactions of the organization to ensure compliance with applicable standards (i.e. GAAP, FASB), rules, regulations and systems of internal control.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Controller with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the Business Office including: Annual audit; Budgeting and forecasting; and Preparation of Form 990
Manage Business Associate
Record accounts receivable including pledges
Reconcile contributed & earned revenue monthly
Prepare month end journal entries
Prepare financial reports as needed
Serve as payroll administer backup
Prepare grant reports
Account and bank Reconciliations
Manage accounts payable
Manage petty cash
Manage / track credit card activity
Manage Form W9 & Prepare Form 1099s
Manage daily cash flow
Other duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred
Minimum three years’ experience in non-profit required
Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel)
Knowledge of Financial Edge software a plus
Strong reconciliation skills required
Strong interpersonal skills preferred
Computer and database savvy a must


Competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b), and generous paid time off.

Playwrights Horizons is an equal opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in its staffing and to the principles that promote inclusive practices. The organization is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people.

Please e-mail resume, cover letter, and references to with Accounting Manager in the subject line. No mail, faxes or phone calls. 

Playwrights Horizons is a 47 year-old Off-Broadway theater that develops and produces the new work of emerging and established American playwrights and musical theater artists. Playwrights Horizons is one of the country’s most respected theaters focused on the development of new work. The company produces 6 or 7 shows a year, commissions and develops new plays and musicals, runs an undergraduate theater school in conjunction with New York University, and operates Ticket Central, a low-cost box office that serves the New York City not-for-profit performing arts community, and Playwrights Rehearsal Studios, a rehearsal facility that serves the Off-Broadway and downtown community.


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