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Senior Accountant

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Freedom Preparatory Academy


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Published 26 days ago

November 30, 2020
November 29, 2020

ABOUT US

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools (www.freedomprep.org) is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 2000 students in grades PreK-12. In just ten short years, our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam.

 

We have three core beliefs that drive our mission: Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education, a foundation in character development is essential, and direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school’s core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Accountant is responsible for all aspects of the Finance Team. These aspects include accounts payable support, accounts receivable management, fixed asset management, grants management, month-end close, ad hoc reports and other general accounting responsibilities. The Senior Accountant plays an integral part in providing financial, administrative, & clerical services, within the department, to ensure effective, efficient, & accurate financial and administrative operations.

JOB EXPECTATIONS

  • Collaborate with Central Office and Deans of Operations to ensure accurate and timely bill payment 
  • Collaborate with Central Office and Deans of Operations to ensure accurate and timely deposits and recognition of revenue
  • Input, monitor and audit transactions in the asset management system (Asset Tiger, import into Intacct)
  • Prepare all federal, state and local grant reimbursement requests monthly (and support with budgets)
  • Conduct month-end close, including bank and purchasing card reconciliations and all journal entries 
  • Ability to multitask and work under very tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for a transformation charter network
  • Generally accepted accounting principles
  • A/P, A/R and G/L procedures
  • Problem-solver, resourceful, reflective, creative
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form
  • Establish effective working relationships with management and school operations teams

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a staff accountant position, preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state wage and hour laws to include knowledge and understanding of withholding requirements and payroll taxes
  • Microsoft Office proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Testing in proficiency may be required

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

Freedom Preparatory Academy is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team of educators. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are an equal opportunity employer.

ABOUT US

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools (www.freedomprep.org) is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Location

Memphis, TN

How to Apply

Outstanding candidates should email a cover letter and resume to ssomerville@freedomprep.org.

Outstanding candidates should email a cover letter and resume to ssomerville@freedomprep.org.

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