Accounting Manager

Posted on 04/20/2022

Accounting Manager
Discovery Lab – Application Deadline: Open until filled

Reports to: Director of Finance & Support
Team: Support
Grade: 4-E

What we want
The Accounting Manager will supervise, track, and evaluate the day-to-day activities of the accounting department.

What you’ll do
Primary functions:

  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department including but not limited to:
    • Month and year-end process
    • Accounts payable/receivable
    • Cash receipts
    • General ledger
    • Payroll and utilities
    • Treasury, budgeting
    • Cash forecasting
    • Revenue and expenditure variance analysis
    • Capital assets reconciliations
    • Check runs
    • Fixed assets activity
    • Debt activity
  • Monitor accounting data and produce financial reports/statements
  • Enforce proper accounting methods, standards, policies, and principals
  • Coordinate and complete annual audits
  • Assign projects and direct accounting staff to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Meet financial accounting objectives
  • Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions

Secondary functions:
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Support

What you’ll need
Knowledge and skills:

  • Proven work experience as an accounting manager
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Proven knowledge of the application of accounting principles, laws, and regulations
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Educations & work experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent experience and education
  • Prior experience with grant reporting and contracts
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as an accounting manager
  • CPA Eligible


  • CPA
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting principals
  • Experience with Blackbaud accounting and point-of-sale software

Working conditions:
This job is a regular, full-time, exempt, salaried position. The typical work schedule for this job is Monday-Friday 9 am – 5:30 pm. Occasional after hour or weekends may be required. Shared office environment.

Physical requirements:
85% Sitting, 10% Standing, 5% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling no more than 10-30 lbs.

Direct reports:
Staff Accountant and Bookkeeper

Interested applicants can apply at

This position description is representative of the major position requirements and is not intended to be all-inclusive. 

Discovery Lab is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other basis made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws or regulations.