Responsible for the accounting for gifts and the various aspects of the DSO’s operations that relate to gifts, including contributed revenue, pledges receivable, endowment investments, grant budgeting and reporting, cash balances and tracking, interfund transfers, and fundraising expenses, while assisting the Senior Director of Accounting and Finance with financial reporting needs and providing guidance, support and oversight to teammates within Finance and in other teams, including Advancement.
Accurately code gifts for entry into the gift database.
Reconcile and ensure accuracy of contributed revenue and pledges.
Evaluate restricted gifts for release from restriction, and accurately record the release.
Track restricted and unrestricted net assets, in multiple funds.
Create and monitor grant and program budgets and actual spending. Analyze and report on variances.
Record endowment investment activity, including allocation to individual donor funds.
Prepare monthly and annual financial statements reporting the results of DSO operations, including comparisons to the annual operating budget and explanations of variances to budget.
Prepare for annual audit including year-end reconciliation and journal entries, workpaper and financial statement preparation, and compilation of tax data.
Prepare journal entries.
Provide financial support, oversight and analysis to other departments.
Assists in the preparation of the annual budget, periodic forecasts, long range plans.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance and at least three years of broad general accounting experience required. Prior not-for-profit experience and knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge software strongly preferred.
Primary Reporting Responsibility: Senior Director of Accounting & Finance
Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season include a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; and a summer tour of Japan and China with the ONL.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Beethoven and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, the Americ...an Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra.