Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Based in Los Angeles, the Lucas Museum is a non-profit museum committed to exploring and celebrating the power and significance of visual storytelling. The Museum will feature some of the most compelling, original works of narrative art from around the world through an unprecedented range of visual art forms, including paintings, illustrations, comic art, digital art, photography, along with an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation and visual effects). The Museum is committed to attracting and engaging a large and diverse audience. Construction began in March 2018, and the museum is expected to open in 2022. Learn more at www.lucasmuseum.org 

Aug 20, 2019
Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and rotating exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation, visual effects, and more). Extensive education programming designed for all ages will explore innovative ways for visitors to engage with narrative art. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’ Expo Park, the museum will feature new public green space, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, a research library, numerous spaces for onsite education, restaurants, retail, and event spaces. Additional information at  lucasmuseum.org .   Equal Opportunity Policy The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged. The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.   Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role) The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (the “Museum”) is excited to announce a new opening on our Human Resources team. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Payroll, Benefits, & HR Administrator (“HR Administrator”) at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be responsible for processing the company's bi-weekly payroll for exempt and non-exempt employees. This position will also be responsible for benefit and leave administration, handling all payroll related issues, insurance billing and other duties as assigned. The Museum is looking for someone passionate about providing world-class service to employees as a key team member of the Human Resources department, specifically with payroll processing, benefits enrollment & administration, leave of absence coordination, development of employment policy, and workers compensation processing. The HR Administrator’s work is sub-divided into three phases as the Museum scales and grows: 1.      Phase 1:  Supporting the selection and overseeing the implementation of a new Human Resources Information System (HRIS); 2.    Phase 2:  Scaling our administrative processes and systems to match the planned growth of the Museum over the next three years; 3.    Phase 3:  Test, evaluate, and continuously improve systems, protocols, and processes especially as we approach the opening of the Museum in 2022. All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.   Core competencies for this role Working with People  - Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others; Adapts to the team and builds team spirit; Recognizes and rewards the contribution of others; Listens, consults others and communicates proactively; Supports and cares for others; Develops and openly communicates self-insight; Attention to Detail  - Accomplishes tasks thoroughly with concern for all areas involved, no matter how small; verifies the accuracy of information before moving forward on a project or task; Presenting & Communicating Information  -   Speaks clearly and fluently; Expresses opinions, information and key points of an argument clearly; Makes presentations and undertakes public speaking with skill and confidence; Responds quickly to the needs of an audience and to their reactions and feedback; Following Instructions & Procedures  - Appropriately follows instructions; follows procedures and policies; keeps to schedules; arrives punctually for work and meetings; demonstrates commitment to the organization; complies with legal obligations requirements of the role; Analyzing  - Analyses numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information; breaks information into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgments from the available information and analysis; produces workable solutions to a range of problems; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system.   Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities Payroll Operations Process, calculate, and post bi-weekly payrolls; Ensure payrolls are processed in a timely and accurate manner; Compile payroll data such as garnishments, adjustments, vacation time, sick time, and deductions; Maintain accurate payroll records and generate payroll reports; Ensure compliance with policy, state, and regulatory requirements; Process manual checks as requested; Process new hires and terminations into payroll system, garnishments, employee changes, deductions; Compliance with policy, state, and regulatory requirements; Support audit and financial close requirements; Benefits Administration Coordinate benefits processing to ensure the accuracy of all benefits enrollments and qualifying life event changes in the Museum’s HRIS; Respond to employee inquiries regarding benefits, particularly around benefits enrollment, status changes, and general inquiries; Work closely with other HR team members to coordinate and communicate events related to employee benefits such as open enrollment, health fairs, lunch & learn sessions, as well as identify and contact vendors to participate in these events; Monitor ACA compliance; 403(b) Administration – perform plan enrollment, billing maintenance, and plan administration duties, as well as process changes to enrollments and deferral changes on a bi-weekly basis; Works closely with Insurance Broker to resolve employee issues related to benefits; HR Administration Leave of Absence – administer employee leaves of absence including FMLA, CFRA, Disability Leave, and other legally-protected leaves. Track all Leave of Absence documentation, notifications, correspondence, and administration details accurately and in a timely manner. Assist employees and answer questions related to leave of absence, particularly FMLA; Administer Workers Compensation claims process including providing applicable notices, monitoring employees’ treatment process and medical restrictions, and engaging in an interactive process regarding return to work; Utilize all applicable communication methods to ensure employees receive timely information and updates regarding company policies, legal notices, and other job-related news; Support the Director of Human Resources in keeping abreast of changes to employment policy and implementing changes to employment protocol as needed; Special projects and other duties as designated by the Director of Human Resources or designee. Benefits This is an exempt, benefits-eligible role with an expected opening salary range of $68,950-75,200 per year. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s).   Education & Experience A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Coursework in accounting, finance, and HR management a plus; At least four (4) years of prior experience in payroll operations and benefits administration; Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) or Certified Payroll Certification (CPP) preferred – the successful incumbent selected for this role is expected to secure this certification within 6 months of hire; Experience working with an art, non-profit organization is preferred; Prior HRIS implementation experience is preferred; Previous experiences working in partnership with an insurance brokerage towards developing a comprehensive benefits and wellness plan for employees; Skills Solid strategic planning, organizational, and project management skills; A collaborative team player with highly developed interpersonal skills who has the ability to relate to diverse internal and external audiences; Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution; Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills; Advanced computers skills, particularly with Microsoft Office; Knowledge Thorough knowledge of payroll practices and Federal and State laws related to payroll required, including ACA reporting; Strong understanding of current payroll regulations; Strong understanding of California taxation rules; Extensive knowledge of payroll and HR systems similar to ADP Workforce Now, Paycom, Paylocity, and Ultimate Software; Strong knowledge of benefits and leave administration; Abilities Ability to work under high stress conditions and work effectively with competing priorities and tight deadlines; Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal); Excellent grammar, spelling, and proof-reading skills; Ability to follow-up quickly and effectively with all staffing levels and clients; Ability to work independently as well as part of a team; Ability to respect and maintain highly confidential information.
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources
Aug 20, 2019
Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and rotating exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation, visual effects, and more). Extensive education programming designed for all ages will explore innovative ways for visitors to engage with narrative art. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’ Expo Park, the museum will feature new public green space, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, a research library, numerous spaces for onsite education, restaurants, retail, and event spaces. Additional information at  lucasmuseum.org . Equal Opportunity Policy The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged. The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job. Applicants interested in this role are strongly encouraged to apply at:  lucasmuseum.workable.com Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role) The Controller (Director of Finance and Accounting) will play a vital role in providing excellent financial management services to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. As a financial partner to all Museum departments and as a key partner to the Managing Director of Finance, the primary responsibility of the Controller will be managing the nonprofit accounting reporting and preparing financial statements that are in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Reporting to the Managing Director of Finance, the Controller is responsible for directing the Museum’s accounting functions. These functions include establishing and maintaining the museum’s accounting principles, practices, procedures and initiatives as well as preparing financial reports and presenting findings and recommendations to senior leadership. All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve. Core competencies for this role Analyzing:  Analyzes numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information; breaks information into component parts, patterns and relationships; probes for further information or greater understanding of a problem; makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis; produces workable solutions to a range of problems; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be a part of a much larger system; Leading & Supervising : Provides others with a clear direction; sets appropriate standards of behavior; delegates work appropriately and fairly; motivates and empowers others; provides staff with development opportunities and coaching; recruits staff of a high caliber; Adhering to Principles & Values:  Upholds ethics and values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities, builds diverse teams; encourages organizational and individual responsibility towards the museum stewardship; Learning & Researching : Rapidly learns new tasks; gathers comprehensive information to support decision making; demonstrates a rapid understanding of newly presented information; encourages an organizational learning approach (i.e. learns from successes and failures and regularly seeks stakeholder feedback); Adapting & Responding to change:  Adapts to changing circumstances; accepts new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations; shows respect and sensitivity towards differences; deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents.   Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities Accounting Operations Oversee the activities of the accounting department for the accurate and timely dissemination of financial management reports including, but not limited to internal and external monthly financial statements, annual audits, and annual budgets; Supports the monthly and quarterly close and consolidation process; Responsible for internal consolidated financial statements and senior management reports on a monthly basis; Assists with the preparation of the annual plan and quarterly forecasts; Assists the external auditors by providing supporting documentation for financial statements, footnotes, and disclosures during the annual financial audit. Oversees all aspects of accounting including general ledger (GL), accounts payable (AP), and accounts receivable (AR); Oversee the activities of the disbursement department, ensuring the accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, purchase orders, petty cash, employee expense reports, cash control, payroll tax compliance; Oversee the activities of the accounts receivable to ensure the accurate and timely management of all accounts receivable aging components including billings, cash receipts application, etc.; funding service management, which includes weekly funding reports and customer service; quarter and year-end payroll closing including federal and state reports; and check statistic management; Assure income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all income tax returns; Establish and maintain systems and controls that verify the integrity of all technological/financial systems, processes, and data; Assists in the setup and development of the financial and accounting units; Develops, evaluates, and oversees policies and procedures consistent with the Museum’s strategic plan and financial objectives; Assists in developing reporting systems, metrics, tools, analysis and user training to clearly communicate accurate, timely and relevant information to managers to manage their departments; Evaluates financial and operational process changes to improve efficiencies; Staff and Team Management Recruits and manages a diverse and excellent team to support the development and execution of the accounting unit; Promotes a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality; Mentors and develops a staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis; Establishes and monitors staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct and annual performance appraisals; Special projects and other duties as designated by Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director of Finance or assigned designee. REQUIREMENTS Education & Experience Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance is required; 8-10 years’ experience with progressive responsibility for transaction processing, financial analysis, systems implementation, reporting and staff management in a medium-sized complex company is required; Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with non-profit accounting experience preferred; Experience implementing and maintaining technological accounting systems is preferred; Skills Strong technical GAAP accounting skills; Strong skills using the Microsoft Suite of products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint); Hands-on approach with attention to detail, organization, reliability and a get-it-done attitude; A collaborative team player with highly developed interpersonal skills who can relate to diverse internal and external audiences; Strong partnership and collaborative style with outstanding communication skills (written, verbal and presentation); Excellent time and project management skills; Self-motivates and highly experiences with multi-tasking; Knowledge Solid financial and accounting knowledge of standards, process, reporting and systems; Comfortable in transitional situations where there is rapid change and ambiguity; Takes pride in excellence and has the initiative to keep striving for improvement and learning while delegating and developing a strong supporting team; Abilities Demonstrated entrepreneurial approach to business process, balancing control with flexibility, procedure with simplicity, and a willingness to innovate and change while creating an environment of rigor and discipline; Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization to articulate an understanding of the business through the numbers; Ability to command credibility and influence outcomes at the highest levels of an organization; Willing to “roll up sleeves” and operate at any level (from senior management to the lowest level of the organization); Ability to think strategically and act tactically. BENEFITS Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidates The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is proud to offer the following benefits to our full-time, benefits eligible staff: Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Life Insurance Voluntary Supplemental Life Insurance Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance 403B Plan with employer match Parental Leave Family Medical Leave Healthcare Spending Account Dependent Care Spending Account Commuter Spending Accounts Paid Time Off (starting at 26 days your first year) Paid Holidays Employee Assistance Program
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Los Angeles, CA, USA Finance