Accounting Specialist - Sarasota, FL

  • The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
  • Sarasota, FL, USA
  • Jan 09, 2019
Full time Financial

Job Description


The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is located in Sarasota, Florida. For more about the Ringling, please see the "Other Information" section.


The Accounting Specialist is responsible for accurate preparation of financial reports and reconciliation of accounting data for the Ringling Museum of Art. Responsibilities of the position include:

Compiling financial reports and statements used by the department to support sound financial decisions, including but not limited to, monthly operations and projects reports. Manages the preparation, review and dissemination of financial reports for the Ringling and New College Joint Chiller Plant & Ringling’s general utilities. Prepares data for Chiller Plant invoicing. Prepares, maintains, and performs financial analysis of the Chiller Plant’s operation metrics. Develops management reports and participates in any projects designed to expand or enhance the financial or operational systems to meet departmental needs.

Prepareing monthly financial statements for The Ringling Museum’s E&G, Auxiliaries, and Foundation budgets. Reconciles department ledgers in OMNI and Ringling Accounts in Financial Edge. As part of the reconciliation process, assists with monitoring of the department's financial transactions such as requisitions, purchases orders, travel authorizations, and expense reports. Notifies the department of any discrepancies that are noted and prepares correcting journal entries. Monitors correcting journal entries to ensure the accuracy of financial reports. Produces reports or statements for management, Ringling Foundation Board, and FSU as needed.

Ensuring sound environment of internal controls and compliance by monitoring and reviewing policies on an ongoing basis. Performs periodic fiscal audits of departmental staff products to ensure internal controls are adequate and to ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. Makes recommendations to the Assistant Director of Budget and Finance and Senior Accounting Specialist in the development of departmental policies to improve internal control procedures and ensure compliance with the University policies and procedures.

Serving as back-up for others in the Accounting department for any necessary budgetary functions and other fiscal related duties as needed.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and two years’ experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to six years.

Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of accounting, budgeting, and preparation of financial reports.

Ability to review and reconcile financial data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

Knowledge of and ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal control systems.

Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. Ability to meet project deadlines. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.


Previous experience with OMNI.

Previous experience with Financial Edge.

Previous experience working in non-profit and/or governmental accounting.

Previous experience in public accounting.

Other Information

The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling's campus in Sarasota, Florida (which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit

Contact Info

For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated Salary Range will be between $35,000 and $45,000 + Florida state benefits available.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This position is time-limited based on soft money funding, with renewal contingent upon available funds and the needs of the University.


Primary working hours will be Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Weekends, evenings, and holidays may be required based on the needs of the Ringling.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


General-Other: Accounting-Finance


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Anticipated to hire between $35k and $45k per year and Florida state benefits available

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