As one of the great gardens of the world located just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is rooted in a steadfast mission of excellence in horticulture, education, and the arts. Across our many departments, each and every staff member creates the magic that makes our Gardens distinctive. Our team of dynamic professionals is what sets us apart, and our spirit of legacy, innovation, and opportunity is what guides us. While beauty is our heart, our people are our soul.
Longwood Gardens is seeking a full-time Senior Accountant who will be responsible for the preparing and recording of asset, liability, revenue and expense journal entries with accuracy and timeliness. The Senior Accountant will resolve discrepancies as they arise and prepare monthly account analyses. Major areas of responsibility include processing & review of Accounts Payable and daily recording and reconciling of Cash Receipts. Other areas include Cash Accounts, Accounts Receivable, Investments, Prepaid expenses, and other liability accounts. The Senior Accountant will assist the Associate Director with monthly reconciliations and closing and will participate in the preparation of schedules for the annual audit of Longwood’s financial statements. The Senior Accountant will have primary responsibilities for the accounting of several subsidiaries.
The preferred candidate will have 3 years of experience in a staff accountant position and a possess a degree in Accounting. CPA certification and experience working in a CPA firm, is preferred but not required. We are looking for someone who has a firm understanding of Accounting principles and experience working in Accounts Payable and account reconciliation. In addition, this position requires strong attention to detail and excellent communication, analytical and problem solving skills. This individual must have a working knowledge of Microsoft office, and fluent proficiency with Excel.
We’re proud to offer a competitive starting salary and an outstanding benefits package, as well as a culture based on organization-wide leadership, participation, and staff development. Please apply online at https://longwoodgardens.org/employment/opportunities/full-time. For full consideration, please include with your application a resume, cover letter addressing pertinent qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.
Longwood Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion strengthen our institution and the world around us.
About Longwood Gardens
One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship.
Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.
Our Rich History:
Years before it was a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.
Creating a Vision for the Future:
Our ability to be leaders in public horticulture lies in our deliberate planning and adherence to the principles on which we were founded.