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Part-time Accountant- Position Open

Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) is seeking a detail oriented, team player to manage all aspects of the organization’s accounting. S/he will work with the Executive Director, as well as the Development Manager. The position is 24 hours/week and located in Hartford, Connecticut.  The salary is commensurate with experience. 

Organization Overview

Connecticut Farmland Trust is a nationally accredited farmland conservation organization. CFT is the only land trust in Connecticut dedicated to the protection of family farms. Since its founding in 2002, the land trust has protected more than 3,000 acres of farmland, and has helped its partners protect 1,000 additional acres.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Inputs information into donor software (Donor Perfect).
  • Prepares electronic files from donor software for entry into general ledger.
  • Codes bills for payment by general ledger account and class type.
  • Processes deposits to bank accounts.
  • Prepares donation files from donor software and bills for payment to be sent to external bookkeeper each week.
  • Closes year end donations and financial statements.
  • Provides external bookkeeper all information needed to prepare complete and accurate records of the organization’s activity.
  • Prepares monthly financial statement from memorized templates in QuickBooks.
  • Assists with other office functions, as needed.

Qualifications

The applicant must possess a 2- or 4-year degree in accounting or 5 years of bookkeeping experience. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience working with databases
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to interpret financial statements
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Highly detail oriented and organized

Helpful Experience

  • Working knowledge of donor software
  • Non-profit organization experience
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks

Salary and Benefits  

The salary is $28,000 to $33,000 for 24 hours/week.

CFT offers a collegial work environment and a comprehensive health plan, paid vacation/sick/holidays, and a retirement plan for its full-time employees. 

CFT provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination against all employees and applicants for employment based upon race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national origin and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to CFTApplicant@gmail.com.  No phone inquiries, please.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2017, or until the position is filled.  

Position posted: February 22, 2017

 

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Controller- Position Open

Connecticut Farmland Trust (CFT) is seeking a detail oriented, team player to manage all aspects of the organization’s accounting. S/he will work with the Executive Director, as well as the Development Manager. The position is 40 hours/week and located in Hartford, Connecticut.     

Organization Overview

Connecticut Farmland Trust is a nationally accredited farmland conservation organization. CFT is the only land trust in Connecticut dedicated to the protection of family farms. Since its founding in 2002, the land trust has protected more than 3,000 acres of farmland, and has helped its partners protect 1,000 additional acres.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Inputs information into donor software (Donor Perfect).
  • Prepares electronic files from donor software for entry into general ledger.
  • Codes bills for payment by general ledger account and class type.
  • Processes deposits to bank accounts.
  • Prepares donation files from donor software and bills for payment to be sent to external bookkeeper each week.
  • Closes year end donations and financial statements.
  • Provides external bookkeeper all information needed to prepare complete and accurate records of the organization’s activity.
  • Oversees external bookkeeper activity and analyzes accounts as needed.
  • Prepares monthly financial statement from memorized templates in QuickBooks.
  • Prepares annual financial statement for external audit firm.
  • Works on Special Projects requiring accounting expertise as needed.
  • Assists with other office functions, as needed.

Qualifications

The applicant must possess a 4-year degree in accounting or 5 years of bookkeeping experience.  A plus will be a candidate who has some external auditing experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong working knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • Experience working with databases
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to interpret financial statements
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Highly detail oriented and organized 

Helpful Experience

  • Working knowledge of donor software
  • Non-profit organization experience
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks

Salary and Benefits  

The salary is $50,000 to $55,000 based on experience.

CFT offers a collegial work environment and a comprehensive health plan, paid vacation/sick/holidays, and a retirement plan for its full-time employees. 

CFT provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination against all employees and applicants for employment based upon race, color, sex, gender, religion, creed, national origin and ethnic origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to CFTController@gmail.com.  No phone inquiries, please.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2017, or until the position is filled.  

Position posted: February 22, 2017