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Staff Accountant

  • 04 Dec 2023 12:22 PM
    Message # 13286914

    Staff Accountant


    Pinewood School is a joyful community with passionate, accessible teachers and administrators who partner with students and parents in the education journey. Our three-campus K-12 school balances challenging academics with robust enrichment classes. Our students engage in meaningful, varied opportunities that empower them to explore their talents and develop new skills. Our three historic campuses provide the space for all to flourish. We inspire the best in our students as we encourage them to become kind, well-rounded people who are poised to change their world for the better.

    Pinewood School is nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley. Drawing from diverse communities throughout the San Francisco Peninsula and greater San Jose area, Pinewood is comprised of students who seek challenging academics and support a high standard of character. Pinewood provides a nurturing environment where our students are encouraged to grow as considerate, adventurous, expressive, self-aware young people, prepared for their top-choice colleges and for meaningful and productive lives.


    Pinewood is seeking a staff accountant to work 4 days (approximately 32 hours) per week. The Staff Accountant is responsible for recording daily journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, analyzing variances and assisting in the preparation for the annual audit and tax return filings.  We are looking for someone who is motivated, has strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail. This role will report to the Director of Finance.


    • Assist in month-end close activities, including reconciliations of accounts such as cash, investments, pre-paids, fixed assets, leases, accrued expenses and inter-company receivables/payables
    • Process student billings, including summer school, club registration and other incidental billings
    • Assist in preparation of tuition billing and record tuition receipts
    • Record monthly investment activity
    • Assist in preparation of annual audit schedules
    • Assist in preparation of financial statements and supporting schedules
    • Assist in preparation of tax schedules required for annual tax return filings
    • Variance analyses
    • Backup for accounts payable
    • Assist in other ad-hoc projects and duties as needed


    •  Ability to spend long hours sitting, using computers and office equipment
    • Regularly sits, walks, talks and hear
    • Be able to lift up to 20 lbs.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is strongly desired; Associate’s degree with solid relevant experience will be considered
    • Two plus years of relevant experience
    • A thorough understanding of GAAP and internal controls
    • Strong proficiency in spreadsheets (Excel, Google Sheets)
    • Experience with cloud-based accounting software; experience with Veracross is a plus
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), attention to detail and ability to multitask
    • High level of ethics, integrity, transparency and trustworthiness
    • Experience working at an independent school is a plus


    Salary range is $70,000 - $90,000 annually. This role will work 4 days (approximately 32 hours) per week with a hybrid work schedule (2-3 days remote work is a possibility). Pinewood offers comprehensive benefits to employees. Our benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, a retirement plan with an employer match, life insurance, and more. Pinewood promotes a healthy work-life balance among our community by offering employees a generous holiday and PTO policy that includes school breaks during the academic year. Find a full list of our employee benefits here.


    Please send your resume and cover letter to Cindy Ho, Director of Human Resources, at by December 22, 2023 with the subject line: Staff Accountant.  



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