Senior Accountant

Reporting to: Director of Finance

Mission of Position: The Senior Accountant’s primary responsibility is to support business operations through timely and accurate financial reporting. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for general ledger and sub-ledger management.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration required
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in accounting; not-for-profit background preferred
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Strong accounting and Excel skills required
  • Experience with accounting software is required
  • Must be a self-starter and quick learner
  • Outstanding problem solving skills and attention to detail are key for this role
  • Must be able to work well as part of a team; be able to lift 30+ pounds
  • Commitment to Scenic Hudson’s mission and environmental justice
  • Must be able to handle a wide array of technical issues including but not limited to installation, training and troubleshooting.

Principle Responsibilities Include:

Accounts Payable

  • Maintain allocation methodology for all expenses
  • Review, code and process invoices and check requests on a weekly basis
  • Reconcile monthly credit card statement and process payment
  • Maintain purchasing log and purchase order forms to perform three-way matching for AP processing
  • Track spending trends and recommend ways to reduce costs
  • Implement and manage new accounts payable interface

Cash Receipts and Receivables

  • Prepare weekly bank deposits and reconcile cash receipts
  • Record cash receipts in accounting software including stock donations
  • Serve as primary liaison to Development Office for ongoing fundraising income reconciliations

Accounting and Audit

  • Prepare adjusting entries for period-end close process
  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts and sub-ledgers, including but not limited to: Cash, Receivables, Prepaid Expenses, Fixed Assets, and Accounts Payable
  • Support investment portfolio management and reporting
  • Perform detailed analysis and reporting as needed
  • Complete schedules and reconciliations to support the annual audit and financial reporting process
  • Assist with annual 990 tax filing for all entities

Budgeting and Expense Reporting

  • Prepare monthly budget reports for program directors
  • Identify and research budget to actual discrepancies
  • Prepare President’s expense report on a quarterly basis for Board approval
  • Assist with reconciliation and tracking of ongoing capital projects

Compliance Reporting

  • Work closely with Director of Finance & CFOO to monitor and update policies and procedures
  • Contribute to implementation of new accounting systems and internal controls
  • Complete 1099 filing, property tax schedules, and ad hoc reporting

Background: Scenic Hudson helps people and communities preserve land and farms and create parks where people experience the outdoors and enjoy the Hudson River. We also bring together people, businesses and government to protect the river and natural resources that are the engines of the valley’s local economies. Started in 1963 by a handful of people who cherished the simple pleasures of the outdoors along the Hudson, Scenic Hudson is credited with launching the modern grass-roots environmental movement. Today, in the face of new challenges and the effects of climate change, we are dedicated to making the Hudson Valley a great place to live, work and play. Our focus is on strengthening and maximizing benefits all can enjoy from the region’s great assets—beautiful open spaces, working farms, and vibrant cities and town centers.

Compensation: Full-time, salary range $75k – $78k, commensurate with experience. Robust
benefits package.

Contact: Please send cover letter and resume to:  Further information can be found on our website: No phone calls please.

Scenic Hudson is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate our differences and understand that diversity, equity, and inclusivity make our team stronger and our work better. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you need additional assistance with your application, please contact