The Getty

Senior Accountant

Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Trust - 0110-Accounting and Finance
Targeted Hiring Range
$78,111 - $101,547 Annually
ERRP Eligible
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion at Getty

Getty believes diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are essential to our excellence and to the execution of our mission. The Getty community values differences in the pursuit of inquiry and knowledge, mutual understanding, respect, trust, transparency, and cooperation. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve and includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Individuals of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

The Senior Accountant performs complex accounting functions, including analyzing balance sheets and P&L accounts, analyzing large data sets, reconciling complex accounts, preparing monthly and year-end closings, assisting in preparing annual audits, and performing other assigned accounting duties upon request. Must be detail-oriented and have strong problem and analytical skills.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Perform complex and detailed reconciliations, closure processes, research, and critical analysis
  • Identify, prioritize, and resolve complex financial issues which may span multiple areas; identify underlying issues; recognizes exceptions; recommends solutions
  • Leverage deep expertise to develop solutions to complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors
  • Prepare and record month-end journal entries for CDC & Warehouse sales, publication sales & COGS, commission charges, PCard sales & use tax, and pubs merchandise closeouts
  • Prepare and record month-end journal entries for bookstore sales and COGS, interdepartmental charges, parking revenue and ticket sales
  • Analyze large financial information data including preparing quarterly and annual Census surveys
  • Prepare monthly reclasses
  • Prepare prepaid entries and reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly Balance sheet and P&L flux analysis
  • Perform year-end close
  • Assist with annual audit preparations
  • Provide support to other team members, as needed
  • May act as a lead and provide direction to less experienced accounting staff
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting or Finance, Master's Degree a plus
  • 5-7 years applicable experience


All employees must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability, or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • In-depth knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with preparing financial reports

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.