Finance Manager

Pottstown 19464, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Encompassing 1.2 million acres over 1,700 square miles, Schuylkill River Greenways NHA links 3.2 million people across five Pennsylvania counties – Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia – to the unparalleled opportunities afforded by the Schuylkill River, the Schuylkill River Trail and the surrounding watershed.
The mission of SRG is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic development in order to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage.
The mission is realized by leveraging the River and the award-winning Schuylkill River Trail – both the land and the water trails – as platforms for revitalization of surrounding communities, for stewardship of natural resources, for improved public health through recreation, and for greater appreciation of the region’s cultural heritage. The Schuylkill River Trail is SRG’s signature project – today, there are about 65 completed miles of the planned 135-mile land trail working to connect Frackville to Philadelphia. The Trail also provides connection for the five National Park sites within the Heritage Area.

The Finance Manager has overall responsibility for all financial functions of the organization, including payroll for a staff of nine, monthly financial reporting, annual budget preparation, grant administration, management and accounting, audit oversight and 1099 preparation. In addition, this position works with other team members to organize, staff and support several large scale annual events. The position reports directly to the Executive Director, but works collaboratively with seven other professionals in communications, grants, trails management, educational programming and administration.

SRG is seeking to fill this position with a finance/accounting professional with a minimum of five years of related experience. Salary range is $50,000 to $60,000 plus benefits.

The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or other business related field, but significant related experience will be taken into consideration if degree is in an unrelated field
  • CPA or other advanced finance related credentials preferred
  • Experience and expertise with QuickBooks
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel required
  • Experience in the non-profit and grant administration field preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Problem solving skills, exemplary attention to detail, multitasking and time management skills are most critical
  • Must be able to work independently, but also be comfortable with collaborative working relationships, relating well with people and partners at all levels and from all communities
  • Must be able to attend occasional evening or weekend events
  • Position requires occasional work outdoors

The Finance Manager will be expected to work from SRG’s offices in Pottstown, PA.

Position Details:
Following is a more detailed listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position:

  • Enter monthly journal entries to properly record accounting transactions, ensuring that journal entries have proper back up to substantiate the entry.
  • Enter bills, pay bills, and coordinate the timing and organization of disbursements.
  • Track timesheets, execute time and attendance processing and interface with payroll provider and QuickBooks. Knowledge of Jetpay payroll system preferred.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports as needed by the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and staff.
  • Assist Executive Director in preparing yearly operational budget.
  • Complete federal forms and submit performance reports to the National Park Service quarterly as well as keep organization status updated in SAM.
  • Apply for quarterly draws on federal appropriations through
  • Reconcile all bank accounts, petty cash, credit card, and PayPal monthly.
  • Conduct banking/cash management, including transfers among accounts, to cover payroll and invoices.
  • Support management with accounting functions, including coding, expenses, invoices and billing issues with vendors, and tracking all program and grant funds.
  • Maintain and oversee human resource records, banking, investments, 401k, insurance records, worker’s comp, assets, and other records required by law or for audit purposes.
  • Prepare for and oversee annual audit of the organization, as well as any program audits required by local, state or federal funding sources in conjunction with a professional auditing firm.
  • Record W-9 information and prepare 1099s at year-end. Distribute 1099s to recipients, IRS and state/local taxing authorities as necessary.
  • Pay quarterly Sales Tax.
  • Complete Annual Workers’ Comp audit.
  • Work with organization team members in supporting several events each year.
  • Assist with grant program audits as requested by funders.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume via e-mail with the subject line “Finance Manager Position”   to:  Elaine Schaefer, Executive Director, [email protected]All submissions must be received by 4 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.


Contact: Executive Director Elaine Schaefer

Salary: $50,000 to $60,000

Phone: 4849450200

E-Mail: [email protected]


Mailing Address: 140 College Drive

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