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Adventure Science Center

Accounting Specialist

Adventure Science Center


Job Summary

Position Title: Accounting Specialist
Department: Finance
Reports To: Accounting Manager
Position Designation: Non-Exempt / 40 hours week
Date Written/Revised: September 12, 2023

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.


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

Job Responsibilities


  • 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
  • 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
  • The ability to work various hours occasionally, including evenings and weekends may be necessary for ASC events
  • Assist during emergency and evacuation situations



  • 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 a 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


  • Minimum 2 years of accounting experience is required
  • Bachelor’s 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

Additional Information



  • We are playful and passionate experimenters.
  • We think big, embrace risk, and evolve our ideas in order to lead.
  • We are collaborative with each other and our whole community.
  • We foster diversity, curiosity, and creativity to make our experience unique.


  • Free onsite parking 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance 
  • HSA with Employer Match
  • Vacation Time, Sick Time, and Personal Days, plus 11 paid holidays a year
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Complimentary membership to Adventure Science Center 
  • Free or discounted admission to local venues including The Nashville Zoo, The First Art Museum, Nashville Shores, Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, and more! 
  • Employee Assistance Program (Free Counseling and Legal Services) 
  • Eligibility for Public Student Loan Forgiveness

How to Apply


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Electronic submission is required for all materials. To expedite processing, please place “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.


  • Date Posted: September 14, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 09/25/2023
  • Salary Range: $22.00
  • Working Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm