Job Opening: Accounting Manager


Director of Finance


This position performs senior accountant functions for Save The Bay. The role requires a strong knowledge of non-profit accounting, Blackbaud’s Financial Edge accounting system, and general ledger accounting entries. The Accounting Manager provides controller functions in a full accrual, non-profit, accounting environment. 


  • Manage financial systems in accordance with GAAP:
    • Prepare or oversee entries of transactions in the journal of original entry.
    • Prepare and record standard and adjusting journal entries.
    • Maintain documentation of processes, policies, and internal controls.
    • Oversee and implement accounting for donation and grant restrictions, temporarily restricted net assets, and revenue recognition.
  • Monthly and annual reporting:
    • Ensure that all transactions are recorded on the general ledger and books of original entry.
    • Review balance sheet accounts and reconcile to journals – including agings.
    • Develop management reports with the Director of Finance.
    • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements and management reports using Financial Edge’s report generation capabilities.
  • Provide support for annual audit process and federal and state non-profit filings:
    • Prepare confirmations and schedules requested by auditors.
    • Prepare supporting documentation as required for state non-profit filings.
  • Cash management:
    • Reconcile bank and investment account statements.
    • Monitor cash balance in checking account and arrange for transfers in and out of money market accounts as needed to maintain cash availability.
    • Obtain and document proper approvals for cash disbursements.
    • Arrange transfers into long-term investment accounts or restricted capital accounts as necessary under the direction of the Director of Finance.
    • Record investment account transactions.
  • Manage interface with Raiser’s Edge database:
    • Oversee the integration and transfer of Raiser’s Edge records into Financial Edge to ensure proper classification of revenues.
    • Work closely with operations and IT staff to ensure accurate and efficient data entry.
    • Review appropriateness of classification of cash receipts and pledges.
    • Export cash receipt and pledge data to Financial Edge.
  • Manage accounts payable system:
    • Work with staff in managing vendors, paying bills, and resolving vendor conflicts.
    • Enter payables and review with Director of Operations for payment
    • Process payments.
  • Manage payroll and benefits transactions:
    • Prepare and process payroll (Paychex) and prepare payroll journal entries.
    • Calculate employee benefit allowance and deductions.
    • Manage employee enrollment in benefit plans
    • Manage employee vacation time using Paychex system
  • Execute government contract billing and reporting:
    • Prepare federal grant billings.
    • Evaluate grant compliance.
  • Meet as needed with Education staff to coordinate and reconcile billings for classroom instruction, public programs and summer camps.


  • Strong accounting experience and training in a full accrual, non-profit environment.
  • Strong experience in formalizing and documenting accounting procedures and policies.
  • Strong experience in using accounting software (Blackbaud or similar).
  • Financial management, reporting and budgeting skills.
  • Familiarity with government accounting principles and regulations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and organization.
  • A team player who is able to listen well, inspire others, and lead by example.
  • A passion for the mission of Save The Bay.


  • Skilled in creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Financial Edge general ledger accounting software.
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge CRM software system.


The Accounting Manager position is a full-time position with benefits.


Send your resume and cover letter to or to:

Maureen Fogarty, Director of Operations
Save The Bay
100 Save The Bay Drive
Providence, R.I. 02905


May 15, 2019

Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.