JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

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

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to the Chief Operating Officer

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO):

  • 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.

 REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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: hr@southcoastbotanicgarden.org. No calls please.