Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever- evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The New York Transit Museum explores the development of the greater New York metropolitan region through the presentation of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since its inception over 40 years ago, the Museum, housed in an historic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, has grown in scope and popularity. The museum also maintains a gallery annex at Grand Central Terminal, an archive, and an off-site 14,000 square foot collections storage facility. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
The Accounting Manager is responsible for the oversight of the financial activities of the New York Transit Museum. In support of the Museum’s senior staff, this position helps to develop and implement the annual budget, prepares financial statements, and works with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and others to reconcile financial information and ensure optimal business performance for NYTM.
HOURS- Monday Through Friday 9:00 -5:30
- Manages the accounting and bookkeeping activities within the Museum.
- Participates in the development of short and long-term financial goals and objectives for the New York Transit Museum annual budgets.
- Reviews and analyzes revenue and expense accounts and forecast data to
determine progress toward stated goals and objectives. Reviews findings with management.
- Prepares and presents monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports
- Ensures that records are properly maintained for all financial transactions and that all reporting of these transactions, such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, general ledger accounts, and other items pertinent to Friends of the New York Transit Museum are done in accordance with non-profit accounting standards.
The New York Transit Museum is fully committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristic, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, marital/familial/partnership/caregiver status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and/or sex offenses, or any legally protected basis. The Museum welcomes and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.