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Finance Department – Staff Accountant

Purpose: The Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting the Society’s day-to-day business operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The tasks include varied accounting responsibilities, as well as some human resources and purchasing duties.

Reporting Relationships: This Full-Time position reports to the Controller and indirectly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Scope: Payroll and benefits of $3.5MM; operating budget of $6.5MM; total of 60 MHS employees.

Major Responsibilities:

· Assist Controller with day-to-day accounting and general ledger functions, including journal entries, account reconciliations, bank deposits, credit card processing, and accounts payable*

· Prepare audit workpapers and pull audit sample requests; prepare tax schedules for Form 990*

· Assist with preparing quarterly financial reports for grants, (Federal, State and private foundation), including maintaining supporting records.*

· Assist Controller with processing payroll and maintaining employee benefits, including journal entries for entering compensation information to the general ledger

· Manage purchasing function including negotiating contracts and preferential pricing

· Provides support with office records management

· Additional tasks as assigned

* Essential functions

 

Key Contacts

External - Banks, vendors, and benefits and insurance brokers.

Internal – All department managers, Executive Assistant to the President.

Requirements:

Education

· Bachelor’s degree with focus in accounting; advanced degree preferred

Experience

· 2-4 years’ experience in an office environment.

· Experience with and knowledge of data processing.

· Experience working in a nonprofit organization a plus

· Experience with payroll processing a plus

 

Skills

· Strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task

· Excellent listening skills and the ability to empathize

· Excellent oral and written communications skills

· Strong analytical and problem solving skills

· Detail oriented with ability to understand the “big picture” and act within that context

· Flexibility with time and people

· Ability to work independently

· Available for evening events and occasional weekend programs.

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

 

Travel: Minimal

Application Procedures: Please send a résumé and brief cover letter to: thamond@masshist.org AND wtsoules@masshist.org

 

Compensation: Commensurate with experience


The Society is an equal opportunity employer.

We aim to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Candidates of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a work place free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class"). We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.