Beacon Hill Nursery School


Current Open Positions

Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant

Beacon Hill Nursery School seeks a trustworthy, self-motivated Full Charge Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant to work part-time in our business office.  This .65 FTE benefit-eligible position is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day accounting functions, GL postings, accrued expenses, payroll, and benefits, and performing general accounting functions for a two-person, fast paced non-profit nursery school business office. 


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Process business office transactions, including student billing, cash receipts, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and posts all with appropriate G/L coding into the General Ledger.

  • Ensure accuracy of financial and other business records, timely and efficient processing of transactions.

  • Record accounting transactions in ledgers using financial databases, spreadsheets, and software.

  • Perform account reconciliations, researching and resolving discrepancies particularly for revenue, deferred revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable, prepaid expenses, payroll, and benefits.

  • Assist in audit preparation.

  • Complete annual benefits census and other surveys as needed.


The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; at least 7 years of accounting experience, and ideally, non-profit experience.  Candidates must possess outstanding organizational, customer-focused, and detail-oriented skills.  Additional qualifications include being able to work collaboratively with others, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently.  Applicants must have strong general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and banking knowledge.  Strong computer skills are required.


To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:


Christine Miller

Director of Finance & Operations

The Beacon Hill Nursery School

74 Joy Street

Boston, MA  02114



Beacon Hill Nursery School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Beacon Hill Nursery School

​The mission of the Beacon Hill Nursery School is to create a nurturing community that instills a lifelong love of learning in its students. Guided by exceptional educators, we value play as purposeful and cherish children’s innate curiosity.


Founded in 1955 and located in the heart of downtown Boston in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, Beacon Hill Nursery School serves children ages 2 through 6. Known for its warm and nurturing community, our child-centered, play-based program is shaped by talented teachers who create an environment in which every child is known and loved. Our pedagogical approach recognizes play, movement, project-based exploration, creative expression, and open-ended discovery as essential parts of the learning process. Supporting the growth of the whole child, we incorporate developmentally appropriate readiness skills, facilitate social interaction and empathy building, and engage students in active, joyful inquiry.

The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, color, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.