Senior Accountant

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation created by and for the people of New Hampshire. Of the more than 700 community foundations nationwide, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is among the oldest and largest. We manage a growing collection of 2,000 philanthropic funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses. These donors make it possible for the Foundation to award more than $60 million in grants and scholarships every year. We work with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, support great work happening in our communities and lead and collaborate on high-impact initiatives.


Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant provides financial and accounting support to the Foundation. Assists in ensuring accurate reporting and appropriate internal control procedures as required by law, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), donors, and the Board of Directors. The Senior Accountant is the primary point of contact for general accounting inquiries, helps to maintain the integrity of the financial reporting system, completes internal and external financial reporting requirements, performs routine accounting department functions, and works closely with other accounting staff.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

Performs reconciliations of complex accounts including certain investment pools, specially invested assets, and deferred gifts

  • Responsible for preparation of annual operating budget, quarterly budget reforecast and monitoring budget to actual variances; prepares and monitors capital budget. Presents operating and capital budget to Senior Leadership team and Audit & Finance Committee
  • Reconciles the checking account monthly; ensures the posting of all activity to the general ledger; transfers cash between bank accounts as needed
  • Oversees and prepares general ledger expense allocations, account reconciliations, and journal entries; includes compliance with internal controls
  • Responsible for nonprofit loan program; preparing documents, tracking payments, journal entries and reconciliations
  • Responsible for quarterly grant accounting for fiscal agencies and grants received, including revenue recognition and unearned contribution calculations
  • Accounts for plant, property and equipment, including capitalization and depreciation of assets and reconciliation of accounts
  • Researches, prepares analysis, and responds to internal and external donor service inquiries
  • Provides back-up to other Finance staff including payroll and benefits coverage, cash receipts, processing contributions, and admin payables, and grant entry
  • Assists the Controller in preparation of materials for Board presentation
  • Prepares workpapers for the annual external audit and tax form 990
  • Assists with researching and implementing FASB, GAAP, and other Tax and Accounting regulations, changes, or procedures as needed


  • Performs other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, internal controls, and other regulations that apply to the non-profit industry, including ability to work within established internal controls

  • Ability to work accurately, efficiently, and independently as well as ability to work effectively with teams; attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to initiate projects and develop solutions including improvements to effectiveness and efficiency of operations
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and judgment
  • Effective interpersonal skills, enabling work with a wide variety of internal and external customers; demonstrated high level of communication and diplomacy
  • Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment and meet established deadlines
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and projects

Essential Qualifications:

  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to the needs of the role with a preference for someone with a degree in Accounting or related field, and a minimum of three to five years related public or nonprofit accounting experience
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office products, Internet, and accounting database applications; experience in Blackbaud’s Financial Edge software useful
  • Valid driver’s license


The starting salary range for this position will be between $77,000 and $81,000 per year, commensurate with experience. HOW TO APPLY

Click here for more information or to apply. The Foundation offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume by email to [email protected].  Please reference ‘Sr. Accountant – (your name)’ in the subject line. A full job description may be found at 

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation welcomes diversity and does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of factors such as race, color, sex, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, and veteran. 

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-08-17 15:21:09 -0400