The National Gallery of Art is recruiting for a Co

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 The National Gallery of Art is one of the leading art museums in the world and serves the nation by welcoming all people to explore and experience art, creativity, and our shared humanity. As the Controller, you will be a key member of the financial leadership team and support our mission. The position is responsible for the overall management, safekeeping, and integrity of the National Gallery’s financial assets and operations. It is a federal, senior level position with a salary of approximately $200k + bonus.


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As the Controller, you will:

  • Be responsible for overseeing the daily accounting, financial systems, and reporting operations of the National Gallery of Art. 
  • Advise the Treasurer, senior management and department heads on accounting, reporting, tax, and other financial management activities.
  • Provide expertise in the evaluation of new standards and pronouncements to determine their applicability, and leads the formulation, coordination, guidance, and implementation of applicable accounting policies, standards, and systems ensuring compliance with federal and not-for-profit accounting and reporting standards, laws, and regulations.
  • Coordinate all activities associated with the accurate and timely recording of all National Gallery of Art financial transactions.
  • Develop and maintain quarterly and monthly financial statements and review processes to ensure timely and accurate financial information.   
  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements and disclosures, and reports in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) under FASB ASC 958, Not-for-Profit Presentation of Financial Statements, Federal GAAP, and the Department of the Treasury. Oversees the implementation of financial accounting and reporting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB), and the General Accounting Office (GAO), OMB, and the Department of the Treasury.
  • Oversee and is responsible for the outcome of the National Gallery’s annual financial statement audits and internal audits, serving as the primary liaison with the external and internal auditors.
  • Establish, monitor, and enforce internal controls over financial operations and reporting and oversees timely resolution of audit findings.
  • Responsible for development, coordination, and maintenance of all internal and public-facing financial reporting operations including regular financial reports to the board and periodic reports to donors.
  • Oversee the production of the National Gallery’s tax returns and ensures timely and accurate reporting to the IRS.
  • Partner closely with the National Gallery’s Chief Budget and Planning Officer and the Chief Investment Officer to ensure long term financial sustainability of the National Gallery and to safeguard its financial assets. Identifies issues and risks affecting financial operations and provides creative solutions.
  • Establish priorities and goals for the FRSA staff, develops process workflows to achieve operational excellence.
  • Lead the recruitment, selection and training of FRSA personnel to build a high performing team to carry out all accounting and financial systems and reporting functions.