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Part-Time Bookkeeper - East Bay

  • 17 Sep 2019 8:13 PM
    Message # 7886654

    Montessori Family School is currently seeking a qualified, experienced bookkeeper. 

    Montessori Family School is an independent school that serves approximately 130 children at its two campuses, drawing from several communities in the East Bay. Our preschool campus is located in Berkeley, CA near the UC Berkeley campus, and our Elementary and Middle School campus is located a short distance away in El Cerrito, CA. Founded in 1981, the school’s mission is: Preparation for Life. Education for Peace. A Community for Children. 

    This bookkeeper position is part-time and will report to the Business Manager. 


    • Data entry of invoices, bills, checks and deposits into QuickBooks, including:
      • Accounts Payable/Reimbursements/Refunds
      • Accounts Receivable (billing, account maintenance, deposits, and collections)
      • Monthly bank and credit card reconciliation
      • Process payroll and Retirement Accounts
      • Billing/Tuition
    • Prepare monthly financial statements for the Board of Directors and Finance Committee

    • Calculate assets and depreciation

    • Prepare & file 1096/1099 tax forms, 571L Property Taxes, and work with the school’s accountant to prepare annual review/audit and 990 Forms

    • Create and maintain budgets, prepare reports and monitor class budgets

    • Manage accounts sent to collections

    • Prepare budget and cash flow projections


    • 3-5 Years of experience in related accounting field (or Accounting Degree) 
    • Experience with QuickBooks required
    • Basic accounting knowledge 
    • Data entry experience
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word)
    • Experience with schools and nonprofits preferred
    • Extremely detail-oriented 
    • Able to multi-task 
    • Able to work in a school environment 
    • Good written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Able to work independently and as a team player
    • Dependable with a solid work ethic

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to 

    Montessori Family School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Last modified: 17 Sep 2019 8:18 PM | Anonymous member
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