Accounts Clerk

LocationAldrich House
Job TypeFull-Time

Rhode Island Historical Society

Accounts Clerk

The Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) seeks a highly organized Accounts Clerk for the Business Office.  Confidentiality and accuracy are important qualifications for this position, as well as the ability to communicate clearly.  The ideal candidate for this position is skilled at multi-tasking, reliable, and committed to consistently meeting deadlines.

The Accounts Clerk will be responsible for some of the day-to-day activities of the Business Office of the RIHS.  The work of the Business Office includes, but is not limited to, all accounting, financial reporting and human resource of the organization.

About RIHS

The RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, holds the largest and most important historical collections relating to Rhode Island.  These collections include some 25,000 objects, 5,000 manuscripts, 100,000 books and printed items, 400,000 photographs and maps, and 9 million feet of motion-picture film.  Headquartered in Providence, R.I., the RIHS owns and maintains the John Brown House Museum, a National Historic Landmark built in 1788; the Aldrich House, also a National Historic Landmark, built in 1822; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center.  The organization also maintains the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, devoted to the history of northern Rhode Island.  The RIHS offers a variety of educational programs and community activities, including workshops, lectures, films, concerts, walking tours and more.

The RIHS is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws,


Email cover letter, resume/CV and the names of three references to, attention Charmyne Goodfellow, Deputy Executive Director for Finance, with “Accounts Clerk” in the subject line.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

No phone calls, please.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bank deposits – coordinate and produce reports for recording entries of both cash, checks and credit cards;
  • Reconcile various general ledger accounts as required;
  • Process quarterly Sales Tax including payments, reconciling and reporting;
  • Fill in for Accounts Payable staff when needed;
  • Process bi-weekly online payroll and do journal entry for posting;
  • Assist with audit preparation for annual audit;
  • Process Annual 1099’s and associated returns and reports;
  • Other duties as assigned.


This position reports to the Deputy Executive Director for Finance.


Position Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting or business office;
  • Experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge of online payroll input and maintenance preferred;
  • Must work independently.
To ApplySend your resume and cover letter to Charmyne Goodfellow at
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.