Accounting Intern (Spring 2017)

As Accounting Intern, you will join a growing Finance & Accounting function at a dynamic tech company. The ideal candidate is excited to be part of an early stage company where they have the opportunity to support the financial groundwork and processes that fuel the scaling and day-to-day operations of a complex financial organization.

As Accounting Intern, you will provide crucial foundational support to the accounting function at Artsy. Working alongside the Staff Accountant, you will prepare consolidated financial statements by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing information from the general ledger system and from the departments. You will perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets,
employer’s benefit costs, accruals and prepaid expenses, and will take a lead role in processing cash receipts recording of receivables. Lastly, you will be a key player with the day-to day, monthly, and year-end operations of the Accounting/Finance Department, including budget/expense review and analysis.

The ideal candidate has or is currently obtaining a Bachelors or Masters in Accounting or related field, is proficient in Microsoft Excel, and while prior bookkeeping and accounting experience is preferred, it is not required (you will also have the opportunity to learn on the job!). You are detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to produce work with a high level of accuracy, and able to meet a large number of continuous deadlines. Finally, you have strong oral and written communication and relationship building skills, and are discreet with sensitive information. 


This part-time (20 hours/week) position begins in Spring 2017, is based at our beautiful offices in downtown Manhattan and is 4 months in length. This is a paid position.

To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter here.


Artsy’s mission is to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are a resource for art collecting and education.

Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. Our growing database of 400,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 50,000 artists spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators to discover, learn about, and collect art.


At Artsy there are no specific work hours or policies, no pointless bureaucracy. We only care that you achieve inspiring results and are a joy to work with. This means you must be highly energetic, enthusiastic, and resourceful—no problem is too big or too small for you to tackle. You will enjoy both responsibility and autonomy in your work.  


In addition to our vision of a world where art is as popular as music, Artsy has five core values that will inform your experience at Artsy.

Art x Science: We believe in uniting empathy with logic, emotion with data, and intuition with research in everything we do. Whether in business strategy or design, culture or code, we seek the magic that happens when the often separate worlds of art and science come together.

People are Paramount: We spend extraordinary energy finding the best person for a job—and once found, we give them the trust and autonomy to be CEO of their role. We avoid pointless bureaucracy and prefer to empower people with information rather than limit them with process.

Quality Worthy of Art: We aim to create an experience worthy of all the world’s art and so hold ourselves to the highest standards in all our work. We believe that the best long term quality comes from rapid shipping, iterating, and learning as we go. 

Positive Energy: We know positivity and optimism benefit our work, and we harness positive energy as a vehicle towards greater awareness, growth, and collaboration. We believe in cultivating a positive relationship to art as opposed to one based on exclusivity or scarcity.

Openness: We believe in being open with each other and the world—whether in open-sourcing our code, sharing feedback, or building a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe in bringing our full selves to work and manifesting an open world where everyone has access to art.

Artsy is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, disability, and veteran status.

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