New England Historic Genealogical Society

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Date Posted:
February 21, 2023

Eastern Massachusetts




New England Historic Genealogical Society is hiring an Accountant that will report to the Chief Financial Officer and Accounting Manager. The Accountant will provide accounting expertise and financial accuracy under the direction of the Accounting Manager and CFO and providing direction and assistance to the Accounts Receivable Associate. This position is an exempt, full-time, benefit eligible position located at our headquarters on Newbury St. in Boston.

Some of our amazing benefits include; very generous paid time off plus 12 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays, medical insurance from Harvard Pilgrim, dental from Blue Cross, EyeMed vision, 403 (b) retirement plan with a 7% contribution after 2 years of service, Employee Assistance program, AFLAC, and much more! 

As part of a finance team of 4 people, duties and responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, the following: • Reconcile all cash accountants with monthly banks statements. • Reconcile income statement and balance sheet accounts; book journal entries, including those for current, prepaids, accruals and allocations. • Assist Accounting Manager and CFO with managing the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting close and annual financial audits. • Manage the overall flow of accounts payables for the Society, including all incoming invoices and outgoing scheduling and processing of payments. • Other responsibilities as designated by the Accounting Manager and CFO. 

Qualifications: • bachelor's in accounting or Finance strongly preferred• 3 years of demonstrated not for profit accounting experience and knowledge required, including proficiency with account reconciliation, journal entries, contributions and fund accounting. • Strong personal computer software experience, including Microsoft Excel and Word; Microsoft Dynamics/Great Plains or similar accounting software is preferred as well as experience with Tessitura CRM software platform. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively yet independently to problem solve and create solutions and efficiencies for the role and department. • A quick learner
How To Apply:
Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a candidate is hired.
 To apply, please email a resume and compelling cover letter to Michelle Major, Director of Human Resources, 
No phone calls please

Apply by:
March 03, 2023
$55,000 - $65,000 / Per year
About this Organization:

American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, American Ancestors / NEHGS is the nation’s leading resource for family history research. American Ancestors / NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website,, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families’ unique place in history.

American Ancestors / NEHGS is a member-based nonprofit corporation dedicated to advancing the study of family history in America and beyond, by educating, inspiring, and connecting people through our scholarship, collections, and expertise.

As the flagship genealogical society in the nation, American Ancestors / NEHGS serves more than 260,000 members and millions of online users with more than a billion searchable records on, and through the assistance of a full-time staff of more than 100  genealogical experts and nonprofit professionals.