Accounting Manager position open with The American Chestnut Foundation

June 22, 2015


Accounting, Payroll, Financial Systems, Human Resources and Management Reporting



     Maintain financial record keepingand reporting systems.

     Conduct payroll, billing, receivables, payables, cash receipts/disbursements and general ledger.

     Monitor cash flows and investments.

    Oversee the External Audit process, review, analyzeresults, and make recommendations.

    Prepare the financial section of the annual report.

    Ensure the Foundation complies with all IRS regulations and ensure filingsare completed in a timely manner.

    Develop and oversee accounting policies and procedures to meet both current and future business models.

    Responsible for the management of the Foundation’s Insuranceand Risk Management program.

    Conduct the annualinsurance renewal process, maintain compensation and benefit programs forstaff.

    Prepare state charitable registrations.

    Track grantfunding.

    Manage ongoing banking relationships for maximum efficiency.

    Develop cash flow forecasting and maintain a long term cash forecast.

    Responsiblefor Financial Management reporting to theBoard of Directors.

    Develop and prepare a monthly Management Reporting Package.

    Present monthly and yearto-date financials with accompanying analysis of results.

    Liaison to Board Committees:  Executive Leadership, Finance and Audit.

    Specialprojects as assigned by CEO.


    Bachelor’s Degreein accounting, business administration or related field required.

     Minimum of five years’ experience in accounting and/or finance, preferably with a non-profit organization.

    Solidwritten and verbal communication skills, ability to pay attention to detail and maintain confidentiality, and strong interpersonal skills are essential to this position.

    Knowledge of financial systems.

    Proficient in Microsoft Office software.


This is a fulltime position with benefit package. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to or mail to The American Chestnut Foundation, 50 North Merrimon Ave., Suite 115,Asheville, NC 28804. No phone calls please.

About The American Chestnut Foundation

Founded in 1983, TACF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with the missionto restore the American chestnut to our eastern woodlands to benefit our environment, our wildlife, and our society.  The American chestnut was once the dominate hardwood tree species in the eastern U.S., but was killed by an exotic fungus (chestnut blight) during the early 1900s.  TACF is developing an American chestnut tree resistant to the chestnut blight and is currently planting and evaluating our first line of potentially disease-resistant trees in our eastern forests.