Accounting Manager

LOCATION: Newburyport, MA

FULL TIME: 8 am- 4 pm M-F

SALARY: $85,000 - $90,000


  • ·        Document not-for-profit unique financial reporting requirements and maintains work papers consistent with new accounting standards.
  • ·        Assists in preparation and analysis of the annual audit ,990 filings, UFR and related tax reporting.
  • ·        Assist the Controller with the day-to-day, monthly, and year-end operations of the Finance department including budget review and analysis.
  • ·        Review the processing and recording of accounts payable transactions and ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursements are paid accurately.
  • ·        Record the processing of cash receipts, record revenue and receivables and work closely with the operations team to ensure that revenues and receivables are reconciled at any given time.
  • ·        Perform the processing of functional expense allocations, monthly accruals, amortization of prepaid expenses, fixed assets depreciation and recording of adjusting and reclassification journal entries, if necessary.
  • ·        Prepare and maintain audit schedules throughout the year pertaining to assigned areas of responsibility for use by independent auditors.
  • ·        Prepare final financial statement packets. Also prepare monthly reports to CFO/Controller.
  • ·        Investigate budget variances by contacting department heads to identify issues and, if necessary, aid in understanding the variances to assure the financial reports are stated appropriately.
  • ·        Perform general accounts analysis and reconciliations, including bank statements, fixed assets, accruals, prepaid expenses, and intercompany reconciliations.
  • ·        Assist with tax audits and tax returns.
  • ·        Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
  • ·        Identify opportunities to streamline processes to increase timeliness, efficiency, and improve the accuracy of financial reporting.
  • ·        Oversee the Finance Administrative Associate in job responsibilities.
  • ·        Responsible for special projects as assigned by CFO or Controller.
  • ·        Correspond professionally with all levels within and outside the organization.
  • ·        Other duties as assigned.



  •   Strong commitment to quality; strong sense of teamwork; sense of urgency            
  •   Bachelor’s degree in accounting or 8 years’ experience in the position of Accounting  Manager
  •   Demonstrate strong not-for-profit and other U.S. GAAP accounting knowledge and experience to apply in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  •   Must be able to prepare journal entries and complex underlying supporting schedules and documents with ability to explain such analysis to non-financial staff.
  •  Strong knowledge of accounting principles related to classifying, recording, and summarizing data and making computations to compile financial records.
  •  Solid understanding and demonstrated proficiency of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  •   Ability to provide exceptional service to our organization with a high professional demeanor and ability to handle matters confidentially.
  •   Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to effectively communicate with all levels including staff, team members and team leadership.
  •   Excellent organization and time management skills. Strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy.
  •   Knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VLOOKUP’s and Pivot tables.
  •   Experience with NetSuite preferred.

Position will require moderate sitting, standing, walking, and occasional driving to run errands. On a weekly basis, the approximate standards include the following and are dependent on required workload:

  • ̶   Sitting                                     65%
  • ̶   Standing/Walking:                  25% or more
  • ̶   Lifting:                                     1% or more
  • ̶   Twist/Turn/Squat:                  5% or more
  • ̶   Forearm Rotation:                   4% or more
  • ̶   Transportation:                        Only as needed depending on responsibilities



*Eligible starting the first day of employment*

  • Medical, Dental, Vison
  • Flex Spend Account
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • 403b Plans
  • Up to 140+ hours of PTO available (must be eligible)
  • Sign On bonus
  • Tuition Reimbursement