Finance Associate (Full-Time)

Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and experienced individual to serve as Finance Associate.

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is in the final phases of a $66M capital campaign and has broken ground on the Baker Theatre and Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 350-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat flexible space, rehearsal studios, classrooms, and rental space. This is an extraordinarily exciting time for the Playhouse, which is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the Finance Associate will have the opportunity to participate in it.

Status: Full time, year-round position

Start Date: As soon as possible

Representative Duties:

  • Assisting the Finance Team in maintaining detailed and accurate bookkeeping and financial reports including entering income and expense transactions into accounting system and assisting the Director of Finance with the managing of accounts payable and receivable
  • Executing payroll and any payroll transactions, including for guest artists and independent contractors, including completing reporting to various unions as needed
  • Maintaining the use of best accounting practices in accordance with GAAP, including assisting with establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Maintaining a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Supporting Director of Finance in the month-end, show-end, and year-end closing process
  • Providing information to external auditors along with Director of Finance
  • Maintaining amortization schedule of multi-year pledges
  • Assisting Director of Finance with cash flow projections and financial reporting
  • Assisting Director of Finance with the expenditures related to the Next Stage Capital Campaign, including construction pay applications, purchase orders, invoicing, and reporting.

The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. The Finance Associate will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and some show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.


The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work with a team
  • Experience with accounting software such as Quickbooks Online
  • Skills with current software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Calendar, and GoogleDocs
  • The capability to interface with team members, patrons, donors, and board members alike
  • Excellent accounting knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with payroll and payroll processing
  • Proficiency with technology and ticketing software
  • Familiarity with Theatre and/or Performing Arts, preferred.

Our Charter:


$46,000-$50,000 annually plus excellent benefits

Gulfshore Playhouse offers benefits that increase along with tenure, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid vacation and sick leave.

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of references to

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