Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations is a member-supported nonprofit conservation organization that preserves, for public use and enjoyment, more than 100 properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. The Trustees seek an experienced accounting professional to join our Finance Department. This is a full-time exempt position which reports to the Director of Finance and is located in Beverly, Massachusetts.
The primary job responsibilities include supervising the accounting staff in the monthly closing process, producing financial reports, assisting with tax return preparation, and supporting the audit and budget cycles. The Controller will ensure that effective accounting systems and procedures are in place and followed to safeguard the general ledger data and ensure timely and reliable financial reporting for The Trustees and its affiliate organizations (Massachusetts Land Conservation Trust, Boston Natural Areas Network, and Hilltown Land Trust).
Oversee the monthly closing process, managing account reconciliations and analysis
Generate monthly financial reports for management on a timely basis
Prepare monthly variance reports and monitor budget performance throughout the year
Assist the Director of Finance with financial analyses, budget development and reforecasting, and preparation of Federal and state tax returns
Work with the Director of Finance in developing practices and procedures that maximize the effectiveness of the internal control systems
Coordinate with the Development and Membership departments on financial matters involving the treatment and recognition of contributions and accounting for grants and other restricted gifts
Hire, supervise and review the performance of the payroll, accounts payable and staff accounting functions
Maintain a system for monitoring and reporting on daily cash flow activities
Provide financial management training and assistance to staff on financial matters
Special projects as needed
5 to 10 years of accounting experience, CPA preferred and nonprofit experience a plus
Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance
Excellent leadership and supervisory skills
Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
Detail oriented and organized
Proven ability to independently prioritize work and meet deadlines
Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge a plus
Strong computer skills, experience with Microsoft Excel and Office products
Valid drivers license and willingness to travel
Requires successful completion of a CORI check
Work is performed within a typical office setting. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Work may require performing responsibilities on evenings, weekends and holidays.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Kerry Smith, Director of Human Resources, 572 Essex Street, Beverly MA 01915 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.
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