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Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are proud to offer a quality full-time benefits program with comprehensive medical, dental and vision packages that include company-paid life insurance, two weeks of paid vacation, 11 holidays and more.

Position Title: Accounting Specialist
Department: Finance
Reports to: Senior Accounting Manager
Position Designation: Non-Exempt/40 hours per week
Date Written/Revised: September 20, 2022

Adventure Science Center’s purpose is to transform lives through extraordinary experiences in science and innovation, and our vision is to become a nationally renowned destination science center.  ASC provides powerful exhibitions and inspiring programs with exceptional guest experiences that deepen the engagement of all ages in science and science-related disciplines. ASC supports STEM education and workforce development through industry collaboration by presenting science in an engaging, innovative manner.

Position Overview

The Accounting Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of accounting-related functions, to include, accounting for daily sales, accounts payable, monthly account reconciliations, journal entry processing, preparing biweekly payroll, and assisting with fixed asset depreciation schedules.

Essential Functions

  • Enter and reconcile daily cash deposit batches of ticket and program sales
  • Receive, input, and manage all accounts payable invoices
  • Prepare and process weekly AP check runs
  • Prepare journal entries and supporting documentation
  • Prepare biweekly payroll 
  • Add fixed assets additions, deletions, and retirements into the asset management software
  • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts for month-end close in an accurate and timely manner, researching any discrepancies and recommending appropriate adjustment 
  • Assist in the preparation of ad hoc reports from accounting and ticketing software for management
  • Other duties as assigned

Customer Service

  • Anticipate the needs and solve issues with a positive, courteous and professional attitude

Operational Support

  • Attend monthly staff meetings and education team meetings as schedule permits 
  • Perform core operational functions of visitor safety and wayfinding
  • Ability to work various hours occasionally, including evenings and weekends may be necessary for ASC events
  • Assist during emergency and evacuation situations

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Traits

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles for nonprofit accounting
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, ability to meet deadlines and maintain accuracy
  • Ability to foster a positive and cooperative work environment between departments
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Project a commitment to customer service and continuous improvement to both internal and external customers
  • Excellent decision making skills and the ability to analyze data and solve problems 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Two (2) years of accounting experience is preferred
  • Associates Degree in Accounting or Business Administration a plus
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Positive attitude required
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualified candidates will go through an application process, interview process, and must successfully complete a background check.


To be considered for this position submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Electronic submission is required for all materials. To expedite processing, please reference “Accounting Specialist” in the subject line of your message. No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.

Adventure Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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