Open Position

Title: Director of Finance
Status: full-time, exempt

Scope of Work: The New Hampshire Historical Society, the independent nonprofit that saves, preserves, and shares New Hampshire history, seeks an experienced, full-time director of finance who will be responsible for hands-on management of all financial functions as well as human resource benefits administration and compliance. The position reports to the president and supervises one part-time accountant.

Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Work closely with Society staff to prepare annual operating and capital budgets;
  • Prepare and present all financial reports including departmental budgets, balance sheets, income statements, investments performance, forecasts, and cash projections; 
  • Collaborate with president and vice president during fiscal year to measure financial performance against objectives and to assist senior staff in meeting departmental financial objectives;
  • Serve as principal staff liaison with the board finance committee and investment committee;
  • Maintain the financial and accounting files; 
  • Oversee preparation of disbursements checks;
  • Oversee bank deposits; 
  • Post general journal and adjusting entries to the accounts;
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts;
  • Prepare non-profit information returns Form 990 and 990T (as necessary);
  • Insure that all records and statements are in excellent condition to insure timely and efficient completion of annual financial audit; support finance committee  through coordination with outside audit firm;
  • Administer and maintain records for the retirement plan;
  • Support various credit applications and debt reporting;
  • Interface with vendors and banking officials;
  • Represent the Society with banking officials and others as required;
  • Oversee maintenance and reconciliation of the accounts payable ledger;
  • Oversee revenue control systems to insure integrity of cash and financial management;
  • Oversee compliance policies and procedures of all grants, including general conditions and reporting; 
  • Work with president and trustees on long-term financial strategy to sustain and improve the fiscal health of the organization;
  • Implement policies and procedures to insure compliance with FASB accounting principles;
  • Maintain and generate various management reports.

Office Management
  • Manage human resource functions, to include in/out-processing of personnel;
  • Maintain all personnel records and adherence to federal/state/local laws regarding hiring and employment practices; 
  • Administer payroll and all employee benefits programs, including vacation and paid time off allowances; 
  • Supervise central purchasing of office supplies;
  • Periodically review and evaluate existing office policies and procedures and recommend new policies and procedures as necessary to maximize resources.

  • Prepare various financial reports and other documents for board of trustees and outside agencies, as required; 
  • Represent the Society with various outside organizations including local, state and federal government agencies;
  • Prepare financial documentation for annual report;
  • Monitor internal controls throughout the organization;
  • Establish, maintain, and monitor all systems that affect accounting and financial management;
  • Prepare documentation on financial procedures and provide internal training;
  • Provide oversight on departmental procedures and polices;
  • Implement recommendations resulting from annual financial audit.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of experience in nonprofit accounting
  • A clear understanding of nonprofit accounting/financial principles and practices
  • The ability to quickly learn and master a fully integrated accounting system based on Blackbaud’s Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge, and point-of-sale retail management system
  • Mastery of Excel and QuickBooks
  • Analytical and forecasting skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • The ability to work collaboratively and build good working relationships with fellow staff, trustees and vendors
  • Discreet, professional, mature, energetic, hands-on, friendly, and flexible

About the New Hampshire Historical Society
The mission of the Society is to educate a diverse public about the significance of New Hampshire’s past and its relationship to our lives today. Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the nation’s fifth-oldest statewide historical society. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, museum, youth and adult educational programs, exhibitions, publications, and digital offerings.

The Society is an independent non-profit organization that receives no financial support from the state government and has a strong balance sheet and a large statewide membership. The fiscal year 2018 operating budget is approximately $1.9 million. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. The Society offers a benefits package that includes medical coverage, life and disability insurance, matching retirement plan, vacation, personal time-off, and holidays.

How to Apply: To apply, please send cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF, to Bill Dunlap, President, at bdunlap@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: Director of Finance [your last name]. .

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