John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125

Date Posted:
October 16, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Staff Accountant - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Staff Accountant will perform critical tasks for the Finance Department. The individual will work independently and collaboratively to meet competing deadlines and assist with a variety of projects. This role is deadline-driven and requires the ability to be proactive, multitask, and shift priorities in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented team player who is a highly organized self-starter.

Tasks and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Account & Budget Maintenance

• Manage the monthly financial closing, including entries, financial statement preparation and general ledger maintenance

• Assist with the annual budget process

• Perform analysis of accounts, both repetitive reconciliations and those requested by the CFO

• Maintain funds in accordance with donor restrictions

• Assist with year-end audit preparation and tax schedules

HR & Benefits Assistance

• Manage biweekly processing of payroll, including administration of staff time records and processing of new hires and terminations

• Prepare human resource communication to employees

• Keep current with employment laws

• Liaise with health insurance agents and benefits vendors, including renewal management

• Assist with preparation of reports for compensation and benefit matters

• Assist with management of consultants and temporary employees

• Manage all state and federal reporting requirements

Accounts Payable & Invoice Management

• Manage accounts payable process, including maintaining vendor records, processing invoices, verifying proper authorization and coding of all disbursements, and processing payments on time

• Manage expense reimbursements, including an online tracking system

• Manage the transition to a paperless process for Accounts Payable and expense reimbursements

• Ensure correct processing of accounts payable and cash receipts

• Prepare journal entries and post to the general ledger

• Manage the 1099 process

Other Duties

• Assist with grant reporting

• Assist with management of intern program

• Perform data entry and clerical tasks for the Finance Department

• Participate as a team member in Foundation events and programs

• Complete special projects as requested by the CFO



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years’ experience with payroll, monthly closings, benefits management, accounts payable, and cash receipts
  • Experience or interest in a not-for-profit environment
  • Experience transitioning to or working in a paperless work environment – experience with Concur is a plus

Skills Required:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ADP WorkforceNow, and accounting software including Blackbaud
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills

Those who enjoy being a part of a mission-driven environment are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The JFK Library Foundation offers a generous benefits package in addition to free parking. The Library also provides shuttle service to the JFK/UMass T station.

How To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter with a résumé, and salary requirements via email to:

Doris Drummond

Chief Financial Officer

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125


***Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.***

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (“Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the purpose of carrying President Kennedy’s legacy forward. The Foundation aims to inspire and engage both Americans and people around the world with his timeless vision of public service, civic responsibility, civil rights, scientific discovery and creative cultural pursuits, and ideals of peace, optimism and service, so they may learn how to translate them into action. As a major part of this mission, the Foundation supports the work of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, whose core function is to collect, preserve, and make available for research, the documents, audiovisual material, and memorabilia of President Kennedy, his family, and his contemporaries. Today, the Kennedy Library in Boston is one of the most visited of the 14 presidential libraries in America. Over 225,000 people from around the globe visit the museum and nearly 12 million people visit the Library’s website each year, and the Foundation serves 25,000 students annually through a host of free educational programs.

Apply by:
October 30, 2018
About this Organization:
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation's thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world. Located on a ten-acre park, overlooking the sea that he loved and the city that launched him to greatness, the Library stands as a vibrant tribute to the life and times of John F. Kennedy. Come tour our Museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. Students and scholars can also arrange to conduct research using our collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of John F. Kennedy.