NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Tour Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Open late March to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts. Open late May to October.
Explore 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
Help us to continue a lived-in legacy by becoming a Restoration Partner today.
Classification: Full-time (hourly, non-exempt)
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Job Summary: We are looking for a focused, industrious, and restoration-passionate accountant, who will play an integral role in maintaining the day-to-day financial records by recording transaction in a timely, accurate and consistent manner. This position specifically works closely with the Tenant Liaison, and the Chief Operating Officer, however they will also enjoy the rest of our supportive and collaborative team.
Salary Range: $55,000 – $65,000 (commensurate with experience), medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, health savings account, 401(k) contribution, 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, and a generous amount of holidays.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Reconcile, record and deposit cash receipts
• Maintain accounts payables, ensure timely payment of invoices, confirming validity of debt and gathering appropriate signatures
• Reconcile bank and investment statements
• Prepare and post monthly journal entries
• Input biweekly payroll entries
• Maintain accounts receivables, predominantly tenant receivables through a property management software package
• Respond to tenant and vendor inquiries as they arise
• Request and maintain W-9s and liability insurance, as applicable, from vendors
• Prepare annual 1099’s
• Assist with annual budget preparation under the purview of senior management
• Assist with annual audit as well as workers’ comp audit
• Prepare quarterly employer 401k distributions and annual 401k reconciliations
• Process biweekly payroll during absence of Human Resource Administrator
• Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
• Assist with various human resources related projects as necessary
• Respond to inquiries from the Chief Operating Officer regarding financial results, special reporting and the like
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or a related field is preferred
• At least 5 years of accounting experience, preferably 2 in non-profit accounting
• Proficient in the use of QuickBooks desktop version and some familiarity of payroll software
• Excellent knowledge of MS Office, mainly Excel
• Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
• Good judgement, with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
• Exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality with regard to sensitive information
• Driven, self-motivated, and goal oriented.
• Highly organized, analytical thinker with strong eye for detail
If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Maeve Sheehan, Human Resource Administrator via email: Maeve@NewportRestoration.org. The position remains open until filled.
University of Rhode Island intern Mel Kennelly reflects on her summer immersed in Doris Duke's extensive fashion collection.
NRF is hiring a Director of Facilities. This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day facilities maintenance of NRF’s portfolio of properties.