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Business & Accounting Manager

Job Description

The Cleveland Restoration Society is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 membership organization dedicated to the preservation of greater Cleveland's historic resources. The Society advocates for the preservation of historic landmarks in greater Cleveland; promotes awareness of historic resources through educational programs and publications; sponsors events for its members; operates a Sacred Landmarks Assistance Program to aid the caretakers of religious landmarks with repair and maintenance issues, and operates the Heritage Home Program, a unique homeowner assistance program, in 38 cities and villages in Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga and Lorain Counties.

The Business & Accounting manager is a part-time staff person (24–30 hours per week) for all accounting and business affairs of the Cleveland Restoration Society, an innovative non-profit organization with an annual budget of over $1.3M. The Business & Accounting Manager reports to the chief operating officer, works closely with the president, treasurer, and program staff, and is the staff liaison to the finance committee of the board.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare all monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for analysis, oversight and planning. (Summary of revenues & expenses, balance sheet, detailed of current assets, and cash flow projections and cash account reconciliations)
  • Oversee AR and AP functions including monitoring the organization's cash flow.
  • Oversee escrow accounting.
  • Maintain restricted accounts and the endowment fund and implement investment rebalancing activities.
  • Administer budgets and/or financial grant reporting and work as a team with development and communications director for various public & private grants requests.
  • Communicate with directors the financial activity of their programs.
  • Prepare and maintain sub-budget reporting for events and restricted funding.
  • Work with an outside accounting firm related to the annual audit and tax return preparation.
  • Serve as the staff liaison for the finance committee; including analysis and presentation of financial information.
  • Administer enrollments and election changes under employee benefit programs.
  • Process payroll, time off tracking, related benefits and payroll tax filings utilizing outside payroll service.
  • Work with building vendors and capital improvement projects with the assistance of the construction manager.
  • Prepare and maintain sub-accounts for acquired real estate.
  • Work to improve efficiencies in areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The Business & Accounting Manager must have a BS in accounting or commensurate experience, a strong background in organizational finance, including the development of financial statements, and business operations. Experience in the non-profit sector is desirable but not a prerequisite for the experienced candidate. Financial analysis and forecasting skills are necessary. An excellent working knowledge of business software programs, including QuickBooks, Excel, and Word, and the facility to learn new programs is a prerequisite to successful implementation of this job. A team worker with the ability to work successfully with a range of people, including staff members, trustees, and officials from governmental funding agencies are necessary.

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with the training and experience of the successful candidate.

Applications: All applications should be submitted prior to May 10, 2017 by email to Tom Jorgensen, chief operating officer of CRS, at tjorgensen@clevelandrestoration.org and should include:

  1. A résumé;
  2. Copies of any college or graduate school transcripts; and
  3. A sample special accounting schedule in Excel such as a sample cash flow projection, a sample profit and loss statement for an event (such as a benefit, luncheon or tour), or a sample budget for a special project (any project – it doesn't matter).