Location: New York City HQ, Midtown Manhattan, possibility of some remote working
The Open Space Institute (OSI), with a staff of 55, protects scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and strengthen communities. OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, loan and grant programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research.
The Accounting and Finance Manager assists the Controller with responsibilities related to the balance sheet, including investment accounting, banking activities, loans receivable and payable; the statement of activities, including contributions revenue, funds tracking and expense allocations; and financial reporting including audit preparation, IRS Form 990 preparation and assistance with Board of Trustees reporting. The Accounting and Finance Manager ensures that activities are recorded accurately and in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IRS regulations. Assist in the administration of OSI’s financial system (Sage Intacct) including chart of accounts maintenance and reporting. The position reports to the Controller and supervises the Accounts Payable & Cash Receipts Administrator.
Manages investment accounting process, including tracking portfolio investments Handles banking administration, oversees bank reconciliations and monitors bank balances and monthly revenue reconciliations.
Oversees loan receivable and payable portfolios
Statement of Activities
Oversees accounting for payroll, including allocations to various departments and funding sources
Ensures recording is accurate and timely and that coding aligns with any associated budgets and grants.
Monthly Close: With the Controller, ensures that the monthly closing process is completed in a timely manner and with appropriate review.
Assists Controller with the tracking of restricted funds and preparation of monthly program reports.
Board and Committee Reports: Prepare financial reports for Board and Committee meetings.
Audit and IRS Form 990
Perform audit preparation work including confirmations, accounting system information, journals, etc.
Assist Controller with audit schedules.
With Controller, respond to onsite team’s questions during field work and post-audit
Maintain accounting processes and procedures narratives.
Assist in the administration of the Sage Intacct (OSI’s general ledger system) including chart of accounts maintenance and reporting.
Prepare minutes for Audit, Finance or Investment Committee as needed.
Participate in ad hoc projects.
REQUIRED SKILLS/CORE COMPETENCIES
Intermediate to advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and Accounting Software (Sage Intacct a plus)
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to discreetly deal with difficult and sensitive issues and exercise sound judgement
Ability to work cordially and professionally with staff at all levels
Detail-oriented, efficient, organized and professional
Self-starter who can work independently and as part of a team
Bachelor’s degree or associate degree in a business-related field, accounting preferred (or work experience equivalent)
5+ years accounting experience required
Non-profit accounting and audit experience are desirable
Frequently sits for long periods of time
Frequently speaks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard
May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, bending, moving files
HOW TO APPLY
Email your cover letter (including your salary expectations) and resume to email@example.com. In your cover letter, describe software tools in Excel or otherwise, that you are currently using to process complex financial transactions and reports. We would like to get an idea of your software aptitude. Put “Accounting and Finance Manager” and where you saw the job posting in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through November 30, 2020. No phone calls, please.
Additional Salary Information: Annualized salary range is $70-80K, commensurate with experience. OSI has a generous benefits package and competitive paid time-off.
About OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE INC
The Open Space Institute (OSI) is based in NYC, and has a staff of 55 up and down the Eastern US. We work to protect scenic, natural and historic landscapes to ensure public enjoyment, conserve habitats, and strengthen communities. OSI achieves its goals through land acquisition, conservation easements, loan and grant programs, creative partnerships, and analytical research.