Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration, performs a variety of professional level accounting duties involved in preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; maintains the accuracy of the Foundations ledgers and financial systems; assists in the preparation of assigned budgets, annual audit, and monthly, year-end closing; provides assistance to management; perform special department projects as assigned; grant billing; pooled income trust maintenance, reconciliation & reporting; and accounting assistant supervision.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform a variety of professional accounting functions supporting operations; maintain accuracy of general, revenue, and expenditure ledgers and financial systems.
Reconcile financial ledgers and records; prepare financial statements and reports, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules; research and resolve discrepancies.
Review and audit all accounts payable, cash receipts, payroll, and other accounting records and transactions; ensure funds are posted to the correct accounts and that all accounts balance.
Prepare a monthly cash report for management, detailing the current cash position for each bank account and reconciling all temporarily restricted fund balances.
Prepare bank reconciliations and related journal entries for a variety of accounts.
Prepare investment reconciliation and related journal entries.
Prepare and review a variety of monthly, periodic, and annual financial and statistical reports.
Preparation of year-end closings and accompanying financial reports.
Perform grant accounting work related to federal, state or grant agency funding; maintain records for audit purposes.
Maintain and track fixed asset depreciation schedule.
Aid in the development of the annual budget; assist in the review and validation of the annual Operating budget and Exemplary Forestry Budget; create and review a variety of spreadsheets, documents, and assist in preparing the final budget document for approval by the Board.
Participate in the year-end audit; compile and prepare supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports as requested by auditors.
Perform other accounting related responsibilities as requested.
Maintain and reconcile NEFF’s pooled timber income trust and report financial status to the PTIF Committee on a timely basis.
Preferred Experience & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience).
5+ years’ experience in accounting, in a non-profit or foundation environment.
Grant management and compliance experience.
Excellent technical skills, specifically in Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge, Office 365, and other project management applications.
Advanced experience with MS Excel.
Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice.
Strong knowledge of GAAP.
Ability to navigate the general ledger, including running, interpreting, and explaining data both verbally and written.
Fun, collaborative, and curious work style.
Compensation, Location & Other Information
Salary range for this position is $75,000-$85,000 commensurate with experience.
New England Forestry Foundation offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees including health/dental/vision insurances, paid time off, parental leave, retirement plan with employer match and vesting and a congenial and flexible working environment.
NEFF staff are currently working as a hybrid team. Most team members are located in Massachusetts and divide their time between our office in Littleton, Massachusetts and their home offices.
New England Forestry Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. NEFF commits to respecting and learning from different perspectives, reflecting the diverse citizens and communities of New England. In hiring, mentoring, and managing staff, the organization seeks to maintain a diverse, supportive, friendly, and discrimination-free workplace.
NEFF full-time staff receive a generous benefits package including: medical insurance with 85 percent of the premium covered by NEFF, with optional coverage for spouses and families; dental/vision insurances covered 100 percent by NEFF, with optional coverage for spouses and families; NEFF-paid life and disability plans; FSA/DCA offerings; 26 days of accrued paid time off (PTO) in a staff member’s first year of employment, with subsequent increases in number of PTO days based on years worked; 7 paid holidays; and a 401(k) or Roth IRA with a 50 percent employer match up to the first 6 percent of a staff member’s salary (after 6 months of employment). NEFF offers flexible work schedules, and most positions allow work-from-home options.