Reports to Assistant Controller
Work Schedule Full time/40 hours a week – Monday to Friday; predominately on-site. Ability to work overtime if needed.
Work Location Los Angeles
Status Exempt
Compensation $61,000-$66,575 annually
Benefit Status Eligible
Department Finance

About The Company

At Center Theatre Group, we believe theatre creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences. As one of the nation’s most influential non-profit theatre companies, we provide the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country at the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Whether it’s producing new work through our robust artistic development programs or engaging people of all ages and backgrounds across Los Angeles through our community and education programs, we put theatre at the center of it all.

Center Theatre Group commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are rooted in all levels and aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture, and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves. We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind the scenes, and in the community.

Position Summary

The Senior Staff Accountant performs day-to-day and month-end accounting functions including creating and maintaining schedules, processing journal entries, reconciling accounts, performing general ledger analyses, and preparing financial reports. Maintains general ledger accounts and provides accounting guidance on business transactions, applying GAAP appropriately. Works under moderate supervision.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Understand underlying business and related processes as foundation for responsibilities.
  • Enter cash receipts data for posting, including uploads of contributed revenue and box office revenue sub-ledger data.
  • Verify and post weekly payroll batches to general ledger.
  • Update bank reports on a daily basis, including cash inflows/outflows and outstanding check list. Upload Positive Pay files to bank for released AP or payroll checks.
  • Prepare ticket sales and box office reports.
  • Assist with the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close processes, i.e. prepare journal entries, account reconciliations, general ledger analysis, and audit schedules.
  • Prepare journal entries based on a review of supporting reconciliations and schedules.
  • Performs accounts receivable, accounts payable, and reconciliations of bank, credit cards, and investment account functions as needed to maintain an efficient accounting department supporting agency mission and functions.
  • Maintains fixed asset schedule and prepares depreciation/amortization entries.
  • Prepare Sales & Use Tax monthly (pre)payments and quarterly returns.
  • Prepare schedules for federal, state, and local tax and informational returns; compile financial data for surveys and grant reporting.
  • Prepare monthly departmental financial reports for distribution.
  • Assist with analyzing and researching income statement and balance sheet fluctuations, and provide commentary for management reporting.
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by the Accounting Manager and/or Controller.

Center Theatre Group provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties. 


  • Minimum 3+ years work experience in corporate accounting or non-profit finance department
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and especially not-for-profit accounting and tax issues.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and communicate. Must maintain exceptionally well-organized schedules and work plans.
  • Proven ability to supervise and delegate tasks to staff.
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with multiple deadlines and priorities in a fluid, fast-paced environment. Must be a self-starter, able to handle a variety of tasks concurrently.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business preferred
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); non-profit GAAP experience a plus
  • Computer proficiency in:
    • Microsoft Excel to include Pivot Tables and V Lookups
    • Great Plains Accounting Software (preferred)
    • Strong problem-solving abilities
    • Must be well organized, deadline and detail-oriented
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Positive and energetic attitude towards work and the organization
    • Solid writing and oral communication skills
    • Regular and reliable attendance

    All employees are required to pass a background check.

    It is CTG’s intention to have a workforce which is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. New employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination, including booster if eligible prior to the first date of employment.


    CTG offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including retirement plan options, escalating paid vacation, sick, personal days and holidays, and health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance program.

    How To Apply

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    No phone calls please. We will contact qualified individuals to set up interviews.

    Center Theatre Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law. CTG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. We support, promote, and embrace a diverse workforce.