Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)


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To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter as a PDF to [email protected], with Bookkeeper and your name in the subject line. No phone calls, please!
Posted On: January 8
Location: MOCAD
4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

The bookkeeper position creates financial transactions and creates financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper will also assist the facility rental department with customer invoicing.


  • Processes cash receipts: posts payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions into Quickbooks.
  • Analyze incoming financial documents for accuracy.
  • Prepare bank deposits and take weekly deposits to the bank.
  • Process and record cash transactions for earned income departments (store and café).
  • Create and maintain simple financial reports.
  • Create and issue invoices to customers including facility rental clients.
  • Review past due invoices and follow up on collections.
  • Calculate monthly sales tax.
  • Assist in budget preparation and maintaining department, event, and exhibition budgets.
  • Assist in the annual audit preparation.
  • Handle cash management at special events if necessary.
  • Maintain financial files.
  • Maintain office supply inventory and reorder when necessary.
  • Other departmental duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills:


  • Associate’s Degree in business, accounting, or finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience, with at least three years of office management or accounting experience (non-profit preferred).
  • Advanced proficiency in Quickbooks a must.
  • A self-motivated individual with excellent planning and organizational skills, and creative approaches to problem solving.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills, including consistent attention to grammar and punctuation.
  • Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail, particularly in data entry.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of PC, Apple OSX, and MS Office Suite (Word and Excel).
  • Interest in contemporary art is a plus.
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