Project and Grant Accountant - Boston (year-round, full-time)

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Project and Grant Accountant is responsible for budgeting and accounting transactions, approving and monitoring grant and special project activity for financial and regulatory compliance, preparing and verifying reports, and maintaining fixed asset records.

We are looking for an experienced, self-motivated accounting professional with the ability to work independently and maintain working relationships with other departments. He/she must have a solid understanding of GAAP as well as the standard concepts, practices and procedures of Federal and state grant compliance and management.

Our Finance & Administration team plays a key role in supporting the work of The Trustees. We are a small team that is busy streamlining the way we work and the way we deliver support services to our special places. Our teammates are enthusiastic professionals who are as committed to strong customer service as we are to accuracy.


  • In conjunction with the rest of the Finance team, ensure daily operations are efficient, accurate, and timely
  • Maintain capital budgets; post additions and deletions on a monthly basis and perform monthly reconciliation; perform year end processes such as capitalization and depreciation
  • Monthly, prepare balance sheet account reconcilements, and analyze P & L accounts as directed
  • Regularly create and review reports for accuracy; research, verify, and implement resolutions for any discrepancy
  • Prepare and post journal entries for deposits made from outside agencies and any related check requests
  • Serve as the Finance Office liaison on grants; work cooperatively with the Grant Writer, grant project coordinators, and Grantor to ensure the accurate recording of grant budgets
  • Maintain files related to special projects; monitor funds to ensure timely reimbursement and proper recording of payments received
  • Review grant proposal budgets for completeness and accuracy, as well as consistency with organizational standards
  • Assess compliance requirements for Federal and state grants in the application and post-award phases
  • Work closely with program staff to ensure compliance with grant administration requirements
  • Expand the organizational awareness of grant management and compliance through targeted training
  • Provide year-end support for annual auditor, which may include research and reconcilement
  • Support the Finance department in other tasks, as assigned


  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related field and at least 3 years experience in accounting with nonprofit background preferred
  • Knowledge of accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls for the safeguard of assets
  • Knowledge of state and Federal grant administration, including A-133 audit requirements
  • Desire to work collaboratively within the department and across the organization
  • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge is a plus
  • Strong computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Highly detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to work well with others, respond to changes in priorities and meet assigned deadlines

Benefits and Salary:

The Trustees offers competitive salaries and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

About The Trustees of Reservations:

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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