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Adventure Science Center

Accounting Specialist

Adventure Science Center


Job Summary

Position Title: Accounting Specialist
Department: Finance & Accounting
Reports To: Accounting Manager
Position Designation: Non-Exempt / 40 hours week
Hourly Rate: $22.00/hour
Date Written/Revised: January 10, 2024

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, 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

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
  • 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 bi-monthly staff meetings and education team meetings as schedule permits
  • 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 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
  • Associate/Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Additional Information


Our Values 

  • 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.

Benefits and Perks 

  • Free onsite parking
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • 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

How to Apply 

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to hr@adventuresci.org, including “Accounting Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications received, we will only contact candidates selected for interviews.



  • Date Posted: January 11, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 01/22/2024
  • Salary Range: $22.00/hour
  • Working Hours: Primarily M-F, 8:30a-5:00p