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Northern Forest Center

Founded in 1997, the Center creates bold possibilities that give rise to vibrant Northern Forest communities and sustained opportunity in a new forest future. We contribute ideas, support and expertise to people strengthening economic opportunity and environmental resiliency across Maine New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. We advance this mission through an integrated portfolio of programs that:

  • Support innovative approaches to strengthen and grow the regional forest economy;
  • Invest in community revitalization to retain and attract younger people and entrepreneurs; and
  • Facilitate regional collaboration and public policy advocacy to help the region capitalize on changing trends and opportunities. 

Over our twenty-year plus history, the Center has developed a reputation as a regional convener and advocate, delivered tangible programs to diversify the forest economy, secured forests for community benefit and begun to invest more deeply in targeted community revitalization – all of which are designed to position the Northern Forest as a dynamic region in which people and forests thrive.  

Please visit our website,, for more information about our work.

The Center seeks a Bookkeeper to join the Finance team. This position is based in our Concord, NH office but will begin remotely with limited office visits until further notice.


The Bookkeeper is a part-time position (15 hours) with an hourly range of $15-18 commensurate with experience.

The Northern Forest Center is committed to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and is proud to maintain employment practices based upon individual qualifications, merits, and achievements. All decisions to recruit, hire, promote, and release from employment are made without discriminating according to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political beliefs or disability.

  • Prior bookkeeping and/or finance experience required.
  • Knowledge of the following preferred but not required:
    • Non-profit financial accounting practices.
    • Familiarity with Quickbooks.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Working closely with and supporting the Director of Finance and Director of Operations, the Bookkeeper will be responsible for various bookkeeping and financial support tasks. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Banking
  • Record deposits and file deposit paperwork
  • Reconcile bank accounts
  1. Accounts Receivable (including pledges and grants receivable)
  • Prepare invoices as requested by program managers
  • Post pledges as directed by Director of Development
  • Post payments against receivables
  • Follow up on outstanding receivables
  1. Accounts Payable
    • Prepare and process accounts payable checks
    • Prepare credit card reports for program staff and reconcile with credit card statement
    • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date
    • Resolve invoice discrepancies
    • Maintain vendor information in accounting software and Center files
  2. General Ledger
    • Prepare and post journal entries
    • Produce monthly financial reports for review by management
    • Assist Director of Finance with producing monthly reports for Board and Finance Committee
    • Post annual budget into general ledger
  3. Grant Reporting
    • Produce expense documentation for quarterly grant reports
    • Review travel log and prepare documentation for grant related travel expenses
    • Assign expenses to appropriate grants as directed
  4. Payroll
    • File timesheets online and in Center files
    • Prepare timesheet templates each pay period
  5. Taxes/Audit
    • Assist with preparation of 1099 MISC, 1099 NEC, and 1099 INT
    • Assist Director of Finance with various audit tasks
    • Assist Director of Finance with preparation and review of 990s
  6. Other Duties as assigned
How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications to with the subject line “Bookkeeper Application.” No calls, please.

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Date Added: March 23, 2021

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