FLSA Classification: Temporary Full time, exempt
Reports To: Director of Finance & Operations
Position Purpose: The role of the accounting manager is an integral part of the business office responsible for coordinating the preparation of financial reports, such as income statements, balance sheets, and analyses of historical and future income and expenses, in addition to other special reports that may be needed. The accounting manager also oversees the functions of accounting, audit, and budgeting. This position will start as soon as possible and continue through June 2021.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
General Accounting and Financial Reporting
Responsible for managing the accounting department, ensuring accurate and timely financial information
Prepare monthly financial statements, including variance analyses
Supervise student billing and general accounting operations
Review account reconciliations on a monthly basis
Provide support in the hiring, training of accounting department staff
Ensure timely, accurate payment of debt service and swap settlement
Assist the Director of Finance & Operations in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance
Communicate accounting policies to affected employees and ensure compliance with such policies
Supervise all incoming cash receipts and deposit
Maintain daily cash balances and review reports from bank daily
Provide weekly cash reports to Director of Finance & Operations
Take lead position on preparation of schedules and work papers for annual audit (school and 403b plan)
Take lead position on Form 990 preparation.
Maintain permanent office files for all audit schedules prepared by school
Surveys and Peer Reporting
Prepare all periodic surveys and reports for the school's trade organizations (e.g. NAIS, CAIS, NBOA and Cal-ISBOA)
Prepare other similar data as requested
Other miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the Director of Finance & Operations.
Bachelor's degree in accounting
Minimum 5–7 years of experience in non-profit accounting, including managerial experience in a similar role; independent school experience a plus
Working knowledge of non-profit accounting is essential
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Ability to learn and teach others established processes - Recognizes the importance of learning and motivates others by own enthusiasm. Is able to learn and reproduce the current processes and recommend best practices to streamline them.
Time management skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and promises. Maintains work/life balance without compromising expectations of others. Respected for ability to 'find' or 'make' time to get things done.
Organizational skills - Creates action plans to meet divisional goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals. Establishes broad policies for the office to ensure success.
Communications skills - Effectively communicates accounting, financial and service issues that are complex in nature. Maintains open communications channels with peers, administrators, and customers at the School.
Written communication skills - Effectively communicates broad and very complex business issues.
Problem-solving skills - Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among different problems or issues.
Regularly sit, talk, run, move equipment, hear, and visually interact with students
Be able to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs
Regularly use close and distance vision
Work at a desk and computer screen
Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally use a ladder
Work in a traditional, climate-controlled office environment and outside in both hot and cold climates
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.