Staff Accountant

Feb 05 2021
Bishop Museum |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description

Responsible for data entry and account reconciliation for a variety of Museum accounts including assets, liabilities, and revenues. Duties also include preparing certain accounting documents and providing assistance and support to GL and AP accountants as required.



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for most of the general ledger entries including donations, month-end accruals, investment and trust monthly activity, and journal entries.
  • Audit and input Altru donation batches daily or as needed.
  • Prepare, print, and mail invoices for billings related to Federal and State grants, and consulting fees.
  • Audit and process journal entries requested by other departments.
  • Enter monthly activity related to Museum investments and trusts including income, and realized and unrealized gains. Reconcile such accounts monthly.
  • Process wire payments to vendors through online banking.
  • Cross-train with other accounting personnel on certain duties which may include bank reconciliations, daily Altru admissions batches, cash receipts, and the monthly general excise tax return.
  • Assist General Ledger Accountant with duties as required.
  • Assist Controller with daily and monthly cash projection reports.
  • Assist other staff as requested by supervisor.
  • Interact with staff and museum clients with tact, courtesy and respect at all times. Stay motivated and project a positive and professional attitude towards fellow workers and clients. Cooperate and support teamwork. Maintain and strengthen customer and staff relationships.
  • Work in a safe manner so as not to endanger fellow staff members, volunteers and visitors. Comply with safety rules and regulations and establish safe work practices. Read all safety materials received. Report unsafe conditions and unsafe acts directly to supervisor. Promptly report accidents to immediate supervisor. Maintain assigned work area and equipment free of accident producing conditions.


  • Two years general ledger accounting experience, preferably in a large organization with multiple funding sources, ledgers, departments and/or divisions.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and with a high level of accuracy.


Other Requirements

  • Professional, business-like appearance.
  • Good attendance.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Good-to-excellent vision and reading ability for computer data entry and records maintenance.
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and organization.
  • Flexibility in schedule to meet deadlines.