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GBCA seeks Office Manager/Bookkeeper

GBCA

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community, essential to the region’s quality of life. GBCA supports the needs of more than 400 members from the Baltimore region (Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties) including arts, culture, history, and heritage organizations, as well as individual artists. GBCA requires a strong infrastructure to steward its members and to manage programs and initiatives.

Position Overview

The Office Manager/Bookkeeper will organize and coordinate office administration, support the executive director and Board, and provide bookkeeping services. The successful candidate will ensure organizational effectiveness, as well as compliance with financial requirements, efficiency and safety.

They will have experience in handling a wide range of administrative, financial, and executive support related tasks. In addition, this position is accountable for the day to day financial and accounting activities. This includes managing accounts payable and receivable, payroll and data entry into QuickBooks and working with the Finance Director and payroll vendor. Additionally, they should be able to work independently as an administration manager with little or no supervision. This administrator must be exceedingly well organized, flexible and enjoy administrative systems, and challenges.

Strong verbal and written communication skills, organizational ability and a desire to work in a fast-paced, creative environment in close contact with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, development and membership staff, and leadership volunteers are required. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Office Management Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the point person for office manager duties including:
    • Maintenance
    • Mailing
    • Supplies
    • Equipment
    • Manage approvals for and record all sick, personal, and vacation days
    • Organize office operations and procedures
    • Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors, service providers and office lease
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments for the Executive Director
  • Working with the Executive Director, manage all communications with the Board of Directors including Board, Executive Committee, and Finance Committee meetings and minutes
  • Update Employee Handbook and provide orientation for new employees
  • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers, and landlord
  • Provide general support to visitors

Bookkeeping Responsibilities

Receivables

  • Record all customer, donor, and membership invoices in QuickBooks
  • Record all fundraising income in QuickBooks
  • Prepare bank deposits
  • Prepare all charge slips and deposit
  • Track all receivables
  • Send out monthly statements to delinquent accounts
  • Prepare all fee for service invoices for Culture Fly, UALP

Payables

  • Code, enter and pay all bills

Bank Accounts

  • Maintain records for all bank accounts- general operating, Haragan, and Founder’s Fund
  • Order checks for operating account
  • Post monthly interest

Grant/Award/Facilitator Payments

  • Record all payments
  • Prepare, record, and mail checks
  • Prepare and mail 1099’s at year end

Shared Responsibilities with Finance Director

  • Ensure that GBCA is in compliance with all local, state, and federal licensing and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare for monthly close and bank reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly and year-end reports
  • Support staff in annual budgeting
  • Provide documentation and reports to insurance providers Work with Payroll processing vendor to ensure accuracy
  • Support the management and tracking of restricted grants
  • Prepare financial portion of grant proposals
  • Manage office G&A budget, ensure accurate and timely reporting

Miscellaneous

  • Collaborate with all staff to assist with special events like Artscape, Happy Hours and Brown Bag/Talk Back Sessions.
  • Collaborate with all staff to assist with answering the phone

Requirements

  • Proven office management, administrative or assistant experience
  • Knowledge of office administrator responsibilities, bookkeeping, systems and procedures
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Quickbooks. Salesforce CRM is a plus

Education: Associates Degree

Job Categories: Exempt full-time regular/full year with benefits

GBCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to promoting equity and inclusion within its own organization and throughout the cultural sector.

Candidates should submit resumes and cover letter that explains their interest in the position to jobs@baltimoreculture.org

No phone calls please.

Employer Name:
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance
Job Title:
Office Manager/ Bookkeeper
Employer Contact Information:
jobs@baltimoreculture
Job Submission Requirements:
Candidates should submit resumes and cover letter that explains their interest in the position to jobs@baltimoreculture.org

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As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

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