The Trustees of Reservations

200 High St.
Boston, MA 02110


Date Posted:
April 12, 2021

Eastern Massachusetts



Finance Manager - Boston, MA


This position will be remote through the summer with some requirements for on-site days at the Trustees’ downtown Boston office. Starting in the fall, the position may become full or partial on-site.

The Opportunity.

This position will lead in analyzing and reporting on existing enterprises, as well as planning and modeling for prospective business and merger opportunities. The Finance Manager will develop, refine, and report key performance indicators to evaluate an array of enterprise performance and mission-related program effectiveness. They will also routinely monitor, analyze, and report on enterprise operating activities, providing support for the regional and site-specific management teams at The Trustees’ locations.

In This Role You Will:

  • Develop financial models and business plans for existing and potential enterprise activities and recommend business improvements

  • Model and evaluate financial and operational elements of potential partnership and merger opportunities

  • Develop and/or coordinate a comprehensive management reporting system including critical areas within The Trustees such as financial development/fundraising, membership, and fee-based programs and retail operations

  • Design and maintain cost allocation models to better inform the evaluation of enterprise and program performance, and support tax return reporting

  • Develop and maintain an organizational dashboard with key performance indicators for mission programs and enterprise activities

  • Produce multi-layered enterprise profit and loss reporting with benchmarking to industry standards

  • Monitor and analyze enterprise budget-to-actual variances

  • Develop and deliver presentations to a diverse range of internal and external audiences

  • Review and negotiate insurance contracts

  • Manage Bank relationships and follow up on accounts activities

  • Provide financial statements the banks

  • Assist with financial system administration and training of business partners

  • Support Budget and Forecast activities

  • Business partner with other stakeholders in organization

  • Work with accounting team on the month end and year end close activities

  • Support multi-year planning, ROI analysis and Cash Flow statement preparation

  • Prepare other financial analyses, as needed

  • Other duties as assigned



Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree preferred in business administration, finance, or related field with 5-7 years of financial analysis experience

  • Extensive experience with business modeling and planning

  • Experience in the nonprofit sector and/or hospitality, recreation, or tourism industries preferred

  • Experience in developing and communicating organizational/program performance metrics


  • Strong computer skills, particularly with financial, spreadsheet, and presentation applications (MS Office including Power BI) and experience with budgeting and forecasting software systems

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively convey complex financial information

  • Solid working knowledge of accounting, P&L and Balance Sheet reporting, and revenue recognition; knowledge of “fund accounting” a plus

  • Detail and deadline oriented, including participation in the month end accounting/financial close cycle

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $80,000-$95,000. In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across Massachusetts 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) plans with 5% employer match after one year of employment

  • Employer-paid life and disability plans

  • Paid vacation and sick time and a bank of “Early Release” hours

  • A bank of 15 paid flexible Holiday/Personal days

  • Day of Service?to travel to another site to work in a division and location other than your own in a group project such as reinforcing beach shorebird fences, planting seedlings or bulbs, organizing archival documents, or making phone calls to thank donors

  • Day of Wonder?to explore the wonders of any of our Trustees properties

  • Complimentary Trustees 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.

Our Finance & Administration team plays a key role in supporting the work of The Trustees. We are a collaborative team working to streamline the way we work and deliver support services to our special places. Our teammates are enthusiastic professionals who are as committed to strong customer service as we are to accuracy.


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. Building The Trustees of the future is about creating a sense of welcome for all and that starts with our staff. We believe having an inclusive workplace with diverse perspectives are critical to our work. We are ever curating and creating information and programs to help us be the most inclusive organization that we can be.?

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 31, 2021
$80,000 - $96,000
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.