Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 02-Aug-2017 to 18-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Controller's Office (007)
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time, Regular

Summary:  Analyze financial information, prepare financial statements and perform system administrator responsibilities.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare journal entries, analyze and reconcile accounts, close books monthly, and perform chart of account maintenance.
  • Review monthly general ledger.
  • Review and approve invoices.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet and income statement and investigate variances from budget.
  • Design financial reports using accounting software and Excel-based reporting program.
  • Coordinate and lead the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts.
  • Interface with Garden staff to address issues of accounting procedures and software troubleshooting.
  • Perform accounting system administrator responsibilities. This includes security, user maintenance, training and support.
  • Maintain financial records with appropriate supporting material. Update records as necessary.
  • Review and post bank reconciliations, verify deposits, and address questions and problems from banking institutions.
  • Recommend, design, document, and implement necessary accounting system controls, policies, and procedures.
  • Work with outside accounting firm to prepare and file annual not for profit tax forms and tax reports (i.e., 5500's and 990's) with government agencies.
  • Maintain the organization's books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, local, payroll, and other applicable taxes.
  • Review and reconcile investment activity.
  • Assist in the implementation of new accounting software.
  • Keep up to date on new accounting standards and implement any changes necessary.
  • Prepare schedules necessary for annual audits, including benefit plans, and coordinate with outside auditors to get audit reports prepared timely.
  • Behaves & communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and respect within our division and throughout the Garden with all employees, supervisors/managers, volunteers, visitors and others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Five (5) or more years' accounting experience plus a strong knowledge of computerized accounting systems. Ability to work with detail. Good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
  • The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.


  • B.S. degree in Accounting or related field required.
  • CPA required.
  • An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered.
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