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Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL, United States

Phone: 786-468-2000
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Settlement Accountant


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Miami, FL, United States



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Full time



Job Description:

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is seeking an experienced, skilled, and highly motivated Settlement Accountant to support the Assistant Vice President, Finance and Controller. 
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Finance and Controller, the Settlement Accountant is primarily responsible for event accounting and analysis and special projects as assigned by the Controller. Areas of concentration include show/event (settlement) accounting; budget maintenance; account reconciliation and analysis; maintenance and custody of accounting records; and the performance of other general accounting duties. The idea individual will be a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills; possess the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with colleagues within Finance and the institution, business partners, customers and others; have strong computer skills; possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing; possess the ability to handle various projects simultaneously and be comfortable in a fast-paced environment; demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness and monitor own work to ensure quality and timeliness.
The Settlement Accountant is a full-time, exempt position.
  • Prepare internal settlements using event documentation in a timely manner.
  • Negotiate show settlement with Promoter and disburse or collect funds as appropriate.
  • Perform accounting activities related to show/event settlements and reporting.
  • Review and understand contract terms to accurately set up and settle events.
  • Analyze and report event variances, identifying and explaining causes of variances while providing resolution.
  • Assist senior Finance staff in all budget preparation, input, balancing and monitoring.
  • Maintain budget templates for shows.
  • Maintain good working relations with organization employees, partners and customers.
  • Perform accounting activities related to music licensing arrangements (ASCAP/BMI and SESAC).
  • Prepare and enter various (related) journal entries.
  • Set up wire transfers.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for all food and beverage activities of contracted concessionaire.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for outside parking contracts and activities.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation and analysis for merchandise sales
  • Reconcile monthly account activity as assigned.
  • Complete month-end closing procedures as assigned.
  • Provide audit schedules as assigned.
  • Prepare reports, write business correspondence and assist in the development and update of procedure manuals.
  • Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Ideal Experience
  • Four year (bachelor) degree in accounting or appropriate field or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three years of intermediate level accounting experience using an automated system, including preparation of complex financial reports. Preferably Great Plains experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office software, especially EXCEL.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in written and oral presentation.
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities.
  • Ability to produce highest quality work product in fluid and rapidly changing conditions.
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility and leadership.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Settlement (performing arts related) and/or project accounting experience preferred.
  • Experience with not-for-profit entities.
  • Multi-lingual
  • Preference for a multi-ethnic and multi-lifestyle workplace.

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Note: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the Adrienne Arsht Center as the requirements of the job change.
Suggestions for candidates and expressions of interest should be addressed to:
Settlement Accountant
The Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL  33132
Attention:  Trish Brennan, Vice President, Human Resources
Email:, with Settlement Accountant search in the title line.
The Adrienne Arsht Center is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity among its applicant pool. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this position.