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Staff Accountant

  • 07 Feb 2024 10:02 AM
    Message # 13311976

    About The Branson School

    The Branson School is a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 395 students, grades 9-12, located in Marin County, California. Branson is more than just a great school. It’s an ever-evolving educational community that challenges and supports students as they grow into confident, thoughtful, ethical people.

    We encourage students to be brave in whatever they do – in the classroom, on the field, on stage, in the community, even with their peers. The faculty values collaboration, continual growth and improvement, reflection, and student centered teaching. Branson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty an admirable ​esprit de corps and a positive attitude about their work and their relationship with students.

    Mission Statement

    Branson develops students who make a positive impact in the world by leading lives of integrity, purpose, learning, and joy.

    Statement of Belonging

    Branson believes that diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to create a truly excellent learning environment and a vibrant, caring community.  We aspire to have every member of the Branson community feel a deep sense of belonging and inclusion.

    Core Values:





    Salary: Annual salary range $85,000-$95,000.

    Start Date: Immediately

    Position Description

    The Staff Accountant plays a crucial role within our four-person business office team,

    overseeing full-cycle accounts payable, including employee reimbursements, corporate

    credit card expenses, and expense reporting. Additionally, this position provides support for

    student billing, collections, and performs thorough balance sheet account reconciliations

    and income statement account analysis. The role actively contributes to the month-end

    closing process, facilitates financial statement preparation for senior leadership decision-

    making, and assists in annual audit, quarterly, and annual tax filings. This role reports to

    the Controller.

    Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    • Manage full-cycle accounts payable processes, ensuring accuracy and timeliness, such as weekly check runs through 3rd party (Paymerang) payment system, accurate vendor records for 1099 reporting, proper approvals and follows company policies.

    • Oversee employee and parent reimbursements, handling documentation and compliance with company policies.

    • Handle speaker agreements, ensuring proper recording, payment, and adherence to contractual terms.

    • Manage the preparation and issuance of 1099 forms for applicable vendors and contractors.

    • Coordinate Google Forms related to financial data collection, ensuring completeness and accuracy.

    • Take charge of corporate credit card expense management, reconciling statements and ensuring compliance with expense policies.

    • Maintain organized records and documentation for all financial transactions and agreements.

    • Collaborate with internal teams to streamline financial processes and improve efficiency.

    • Assist in month-end closing procedures and contribute to financial reporting activities by managing department budget dashboards in accounting software and scheduling monthly or quarterly budget reviews.

    • Support the annual audit process by providing necessary documentation and addressing audit inquiries.

    • Actively participate in a collaborative employee culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of 9 - 12th grade education.

    • Appropriately and effectively communicate with vendors, faculty, staff and parents as necessary.

    • Develop and implement a Purchasing Order system across campus.


    • Desire and ability to work in a collegial, highly collaborative environment

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from accredited four-year college, or accounting experience

    • Nonprofit industry and/or public accounting experience preferred

    • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT and Paymerang preferred

    This job is a full-time, full-year, exempt position. It requires occasional evening and weekend commitments. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The position necessitates working onsite with some flexibility to work remotely in accordance with the schools remote policy.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Branson adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on race, color, creed, age, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnicity or national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, any protected military or veteran status, physical disability, or any other category protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 

    For Consideration

    This retained search is managed by Mary Law of Mary Law Executive Search, the Bay Area leader in placing private school and nonprofit Finance and HR professionals.

    Mary Law

    Mary Law Executive Search


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