Manager of Finance and Accounting

The South Coast Botanic Garden Foundation (SCBGF), a non-profit organization that exists to support South Coast Botanic Garden (SCBG), seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to handle the accounting and assist in the financial management of the foundation.

POSITION TITLE: Manager of Finance and Accounting


Reports to the Chief Operating Officer


The Foundation seeks a talented and driven individual to join us in our mission to serve the community by providing a unique horticultural and wildlife habitat experience and to represent a model of excellence for land reclamation and sustainability. This position is an excellent way to be an integral part of a growing nonprofit organization.

This position will manage the Foundations’ accounting and financial activities.  This includes reporting and forecasting, bookkeeping, accounts payables/receivables, deposits, income and expense allocations and distributions, bank reconciliation, monthly journal entries, etc.  This position will also post and report transactions, and maintain and balance subsidiary accounts.

This is a great opportunity for a nonprofit financial/accounting professional who thrives in a busy workplace.

The right candidate will be detail-oriented and must possess strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail.  He/she should be able to make decisions under pressure, work creatively with limited resources, solve problems, establish priorities, and meet deadlines with little supervision.


  • Prepares accurate financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Communicate financial metrics to senior management.
  • Responsible for managing operational data and ensuring data integrity.
  • Managing system hardware and software applications.
  • Documentation of data flow.
  • Preparation of variance analysis.
  • Preparation of consolidated financial statements, including schedules for tax compliance.
  • Maintains accounts by verifying, allocating, and posting transactions.
  • Balances accounts by reconciling entries.
  • Maintains general ledger.
  • Balances general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
  • Maintains historical records by electronic filing of documents. Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying requirements; enforcing adherence to requirements; filing reports; advising management on needed actions. Troubleshooting and problem resolution.
  • Special projects.
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks.
  • At least 4 years of related experience.

 Position is full-time.  Must be available weekdays, some evenings and holidays.  Pay rate DOE.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: No calls please.