Jobs At CHM



Classification: Regular, Fulltime, Exempt

Location: Mountain View, CA

Department: Finance

The Computer History Museum (CHM), located in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, is a unique and exciting institution.  It is home to one of the largest collections of computer-related artifacts in the world.  Backed by leaders and innovators of the computer industry, the Museum brings computing history to life through its speaker series, exhibitions, oral histories and website.

General Purpose of the Position:

Manages and ensures the integrity of the accounting operations of the organization including month-end close, payroll, auditing, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger and financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and internal policies and procedures.   Assumes responsibility for the financial function in the absence of the Chief Financial Officer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all accounting functions including the month-end close, external reporting, and overall balance sheet (Statements of Financial Position) and P&L (Statements of Activities) oversight, (including A/P and A/R with Finance Director).
  • Establishes and enforces company-wide accounting policies and controls. Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, including updates.
  • Manages preparation of all external financial statements, including but not limited to, the annual external audit, 990, government compliance audits, property tax audits, workers comp audits, and sales tax reporting
  • Performs bi-weekly payroll reconciliation with HR Director
  • Serves as primary banking liaison
  • Assists in the preparation of reports and data collection required for internal audits.
  • Performs financial and business analyses as requested by the CFO.
  • Prepares, or causes to be prepared, monthly financial reports and reconciliations.
  • Prepares financial reports and reconciliations required for CHM real-estate tenant-related transactions, including but not limited to, rents receivable, property tax adjustments, partitioning tenant-related CAM expenses, and notes payable.
  • Assists with financial grant reporting and creation of project tracking codes for temporarily restricted funding
  • Advises and alerts CFO of financial and control issues
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Background, Experience, and Education:

  • 10 years+ accounting and finance experience with at least 3 years supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance, (CPA highly desired)
  • Knowledge of non-profit accounting
  • Experience with finance accounting software and POS software (NetSuite a plus)
  • Flexible, results oriented individual with strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent judgment
  • High Integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement ongoing process improvements
  • Excellent organizational, time-management, and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail

How to Apply

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references and email to Please be sure to add the job title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. CHM provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CHM will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


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