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Accounting - Join the Crew of the Battleship IOWA Museum

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Pacific Battleship Center

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Battleship IOWA
This is the real deal! Fascinating history, an engineering marvel, and a great group of people. We have fun - and lots of social activities for our crew.

Due to COVID-19, the Battleship IOWA is currently closed, but we are still interviewing remotely and accepting volunteers in anticipation of reopening once the crisis passes. We encourage you to start the process by completing our online application at: www.pacificbattleship.com/volunteer and clicking on Sign Up Today! We also ask volunteer prospects interested in this opportunity to please submit a resume to: volunteer@labattleship.com

The Battleship IOWA museum seeks volunteer bookkeepers to assist in the Accounting Department. This is not for individuals new to accounting, but requires individuals with existing accounting skills and experience who are willing to make a regular, minimum commitment of 1 day per week.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Run daily recon reports from Convergence, to excel files on Google Drive : This report will help us to reconcile daily reports with actual payment received
  • Scan & email invoices for approval.
  • Enter approved invoices on QuickBooks.
  • Assist on weekly aging report, check run, and mailing out checks.
  • Follow up documents from new vendors (such as W9 form) and provide PBC documents to our vendors/customers as requested.
  • Run monthly affiliate sale reports from Convergence, enter invoice on QuickBooks.
  • Scan, store, and upload documents; such as credit card statements etc., on Google Drive.
  • Prepare monthly invoices and send to vendors.
  • Filing documents (as needed).


  • Excellent communication including written and verbal skills
  • Knowledge of accounting principles.
  • The ability to analyze figures and basic mathematical ability are expected.
  • Strong analytical skills - must be able to trouble shoot.
  • Microsoft Office Suite & office equipment.
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Familiar with some accounting software, not necessary QuickBooks.
  • Some college education.
  • Prospective volunteers must be comfortable with ship ladders (more like stairs, but a bit steeper and with railings)

*CPAs and individuals with advanced accounting skills are also sought and may be assigned special projects pending consultation with the CFO.


As a Pacific Battleship Center volunteer, you are joining the crew of the Battleship IOWA, one of the fastest growing new museums in Los Angeles. We are a community that is sustained by the drive to preserve and interpret this iconic and unique piece of history for generations to come. You will work with a dedicated and highly motivated group of volunteers from multiple generations including veterans who served aboard the Battleship IOWA. We enjoy a host of social activities including potlucks, field trips, special lectures and behind the scenes tours. Volunteers receive a discount in our ship’s store as well as certain area restaurants and businesses. Our volunteers are also recognized with a variety of awards and ceremonies that celebrate milestones of service and outstanding accomplishments. Come be a part of history today!

Processing and Training:
Prospective volunteers must complete the online application at the link listed below. Prospects may apply and interview for multiple opportunities, but acceptance is determined by each department head.

New volunteers are paired with a Sponsor on their first day and are expected to attend a one day orientation class offered each month. Departmental training is provided through one-on-one mentorship.

To start the process, please complete our online application at: www.pacificbattleship.com/volunteer and click on Sign Up Today!

For more information on the museum check out our website at http://www.pacificbattleship.com or download our FREE Battleship Iowa App for iPhone and Android from the Play Store or the App Store.

Please be patient as staff hours have been reduced during the COVID-19 crisis. We will respond to your application as soon as we are able.

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About Pacific Battleship Center



Mission Statement

The mission of the Pacific Battleship Center is to celebrate the American spirit through the preservation and interpretation of the Battleship IOWA, to educate the public on the accomplishments and sacrifices of American patriots, and to engage our guests in unique and exciting ways that bring the ship to life by connecting the past with the future.

Vision:Celebrate the American Spirit!


Pacific Battleship Cen ter is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the last of the great battleships and the one to define her class, the Battleship IOWA BB-61. The IOWA is a floating museum on the LA waterfront. Our guests experience the battleship in a variety of ways including tours, special events, concerts, parties and promotions, as well as exciting educational programs. We are open seven days a week.

The Battleship IOWA crew comes from a variety of backgrounds including maritime, military, business, attraction, non-profit, arts, technology, hospitality, construction, and other trades. Through the unique melding of these skills, the crew has become a dynamic and efficient team that works to provide our guests an authentic American experience. We celebrate the American Spirit daily by bringing the Battleship IOWA alive for guests of all ages to enjoy.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Pacific Battleship Center / Battleship IOWA250 South Harbor Blvd. Berth 87San Pedro, CA 90731



  • Financial Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Bookkeeping
  • Cost Analysis
  • ETC / Tax Assistance
  • Accounting


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 1 day per week

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