The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
March 18, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Manager of Accounting - Boston, MA


The Opportunity.

Reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Manager of Accounting will manage a set of accounting activities to ensure the accurate processing of financial transactions in compliance with GAAP, corporate policies and external audits. The Manager of Accounting will be responsible for all facets of the monthly accounting close and financial reporting inclusive of supervising three full-time staff (Accounts Payable Administrator, Accounts Payable Coordinator and Payroll Accountant), and reconciliation of individual balance sheet & income statement accounts. The Manager of Accounting will work closely with the Director of Accounting and others in the organization in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.

Are you a match? The successful candidate will have strong organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills while working on several tasks/projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, team oriented, collaborative environment. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring accounting manager looking for on the job professional opportunity and growth.

In This Role You Will:

Team Leadership

  • The Manager of Accounting will have management responsibility for three staff members: Accounts Payable Administrator, Accounts Payable Coordinator, and Payroll Staff Accountant

  • Supervise, mentor, and develop staff, including managing work allocation, training, problem resolution, performance evaluations, and the building of an effective team dynamic

  • Guide staff to consistently pursue technology solutions to streamline processes

  • Participate in ongoing development of accounting policies and procedures and management of internal controls

Ongoing and Month End Close

  • Reconciliation of GL schedules (fixed assets, prepaid, accrued expense)

  • Review (and produce) month end GL entries and oversee and assign account reconciliations of asset, liability, revenue and expense accounts

  • Manage payroll processing and administration (currently through Paycom); in partnership with Human Resources, ensure payroll data is accurate and identify continuous payroll process improvements and efficiencies

  • Review and approve bank account reconciliations to GL

  • Review and approve investment account and endowment reconciliations to GL

  • Produce and review monthly financial statements

  • Manage the payment and accounting of federal and multiple state taxes

Fiscal Year End Close & Audit

  • Work closely with the Director of Accounting, prepare and assist with developing audit schedules for annual audits

  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Form 990 federal tax returns and Form PC filings (for The Trustees and its affiliated entities)

  • Lead the accounting of audit-related activities for internal and external fiscal year-end

Accounts Payable

  • Maintain and enhance controls and workflow for purchasing and processing of vendor invoices via accounts payable module

  • Review and approve weekly invoice payment selection and check runs in accordance with cash disbursements policy and procedure

  • Review and ensure timely and accurate posting of AP invoices to correct GL periods, accounts, and sub- accounts


  • Manage payroll processing and administration (currently through Paycom); in partnership with Human Resources, ensure payroll data is accurate and identify continuous payroll process improvements and efficiencies

  • Reconcile quarterly payroll reports filed with the IRS and MA Department of Revenue

  • Review and reconcile employee fringe benefits

  • Support the annual 401k audit


Prior Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in business/accounting/finance or equivalent experience required; CPA preferred

  • At least 2 years of staff management experience

  • Experience with non-profit accounting with at least five years of progressively responsibleaccounting and financial reporting experience within a complex organization

  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP and other industry standards and a familiarity of federal tax and other regulations preferred

  • Experience with audit and budget development

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Understanding of wage and hour laws as well as state and federal payroll taxes

  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

  • Highly detail-oriented and organized

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is required. Advanced Excel skills

  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge preferred

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000. In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across New England who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever. In support of our staff and their families, we provide comprehensive top-notch benefits and an array of special perks. Full-time, year-round staff can enjoy:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employer premium contributions ranging from 75%-85%
  • Traditional and Roth 401(k) plan with 5% employer match after one year of employment
  • Employer-paid life and disability plans
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal time; thirteen paid holidays; eight early release Fridays
  • Day of Service to travel to another site to work in a division and location other than your own in a fun group project such as reinforcing beach shorebird fences, planting seedlings or bulbs, organizing archival documents, or making phone calls to thank donors
  • Day of Wonderto explore the wonders of any of our Trustees properties
  • Complimentary Member-level access and discounts and 50% discount for Trustees summer camps
  • Reciprocity program offering free and discounted admissions and memberships to more than 50 Massachusetts museums and cultural institutions
  • And much more!

About The Trustees

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster.?Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care.?We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.


The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years.


In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.


The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

How To Apply:
Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.
Apply by:
May 13, 2021
$85,000 - $95,000
About this Organization:
The Trustees of Reservations is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. We preserve and protect places of natural, scenic and historic beauty and hold these “reservations” in “trust” for public use and enjoyment. Our passion is to improve the quality of life in the Commonwealth, using our properties and their many programs as a powerful and compelling platform to engage more residents and visitors in our mission-driven work. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable forever, for everyone.  Today, we care for 117 special reservations -- from beaches to farms, gardens and historic sites – within minutes of every resident. Funded and supported entirely by our nearly 2 million visitors and supporters, and more than 60,000 member households, we invite you to find your place.