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Part-time Staff Accountant

Purpose: The Part-time Staff Accountant is responsible for supporting the Society’s day-to-day business operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The tasks include varied accounting responsibilities, as well as human resources and purchasing duties.

Reporting Relationships: This position reports to the Controller and the Chief Financial Officer.

Scope: Payroll and benefits of $3.5M. Total of 55 MHS employees.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Controller with day-to-day accounting and general ledger functions, including bank deposits, credit card processing, and accounts payable*
  • Assists the Controller with account reconciliations and preparing audit workpapers
  • Assist with preparing quarterly financial reports for grants, (Federal, State and private foundation), including maintaining supporting records.*
  • Assists the Chief Financial Officer with audit preparation, including interacting with auditors while on site*
  • Manages purchasing function including contracts*
  • Provides support with office records management*
  • Additional tasks as assigned

* Essential functions

Key Contacts

External - Banks, vendors, and benefits and insurance brokers.

Internal – All department managers, Executive Assistant to the President.

Requirements:

 

Education

* Bachelor’s degree, with some courses in accounting.

Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience in an office environment.
  • Experience with and knowledge of data processing.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization a plus

Skills

  • Strong planning and organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to empathize
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to understand the “big picture” and act within that context
  • Flexibility with time and people
  • Ability to work independently
  • Available for evening events and occasional weekend programs.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Travel: Minimal

Application Procedures: Please send a résumé and brief cover letter to: thamond@masshist.org AND wtsoules@masshist.org

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

 


The Society is an equal opportunity employer.

We are proud of the Society’s policy to administer all human resources actions and policies without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, military service or application for military service, pregnancy, gender identity and genetic information or membership in any other category protected under the law. All of the Society’s employment decisions and personnel actions, including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, termination, layoffs, and training, are and will continue to be administered in accordance with and to further the principle of equal employment opportunity. Employment decisions are made based on merit, qualifications, and skill.