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Accounting Manager - San Francisco

  • 09 Jul 2019 5:04 PM
    Message # 7771420
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FLSA Classification:  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.

    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 deposits
    • 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
    • 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.

    Position Qualifications:
    • 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

    Other Qualifications:
    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. 

    Physical qualifications:
    • 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

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