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Job Opening: Bookkeeper                        


The Bookkeeper is responsible for processing and maintaining the accounting records of the organization following GAAP standards as well as providing financial reporting.  The position reports directly to the Executive Director and will be expected to work in close collaboration with other staff and volunteers.


At Mount Pisgah Arboretum, we believe that the more people are inspired to learn about and engage with the natural world, the more we will all honor and preserve it for future generations. Established in 1973, our mission is to engage people with nature through interactive learning and stewardship. The Arboretum maintains 209 acres of diverse natural habitats. Our seven miles of family-friendly trails are open free to the public and feature dynamic and interactive exhibits. The Arboretum’s nature education programs serve thousands of children and adults. Our events venue hosts dozens of private celebrations as well as our two large annual festivals. The Arboretum’s small staff works as a close-knit team to advance our common goals. We enjoy broad support from diverse sources, including more than 1800 members and 500 volunteers.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum is a resource for the whole community, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion is key to achieving our vision. We seek diverse perspectives throughout the organization, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, or any other legally protected status. If you think you have the skills we’re looking for we encourage you to apply.


  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll for 10-15 employees including payroll taxes, quarterly/annual reports, W-2s, 1099s
  • Monthly reconciliation of accounts
  • Monthly and quarterly reporting to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Financial analysis support for Executive Director
  • Tracking restricted income and expenses
  • Data support regarding donor tracking and correspondence
  • Grant tracking and reconciliation
  • Festival and other special event support and reporting
  • Become acquainted with responsibilities of other staff and support their work as needed
  • Ask for and expect reciprocal support from other team members


  • Sincere belief in the mission and future of Mount Pisgah Arboretum
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with a positive attitude and excellent communication
  • 1-2 years of bookkeeping experience 
  • Must have a high level of QuickBooks Desktop knowledge
  • Expertise in generating reports within QuickBooks
  • Experience with Excel, Word, Gmail, Google Drive, and ability to learn new programs (Little Green Light)
  • Strong organizational skills, experience tracking multiple deadlines at once and the ability to problem-solve and ask for help when needed
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team


  • Some experience with fund accounting
  • Experience working with a non-profit

This position is 20 hours a week without benefits. Compensation will begin at $20/hr. To apply please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the word bookkeeper in the subject line by midnight on August 2, 2022.  

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