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Accounting Specialist with Blackbaud Experience

  • 20 Jul 2020 12:55 PM
    Message # 9114668

    Position – Accounting Specialist


    Pilgrim School, a traditional college preparatory school located near downtown Los Angeles, has an immediate opening for an Accounting Specialist in the Business Office.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a vibrant school atmosphere while attaining practical accounting experience.  The Accounting Specialist is responsible for the accounts payable functions, including the purchase order system and provides support for major financial accounting areas, including daily receipts, donation tracking and general ledger reconciliation.  This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager. 


    Duties include:

    • Performing full cycle accounts payable including coding, obtaining internal approvals, entering and processing check payments for approved invoices and employee expense requests.
    • Auditing invoices and credit card bills against purchase orders and researching or resolving discrepancies
    • Ensuring compliance with the purchase order system and credit card policies.
    • Processing bank deposits.
    • Tracking restricted donations.
    • Recording journal entries.
    • Preparing monthly account reconciliations of Accounts Payable, Prepaid Expenses, Accrued Expense and other material liability accounts.
    • Monitoring accounts payable to ensure payments are accurate and timely.
    • Communicating with vendors and serving as point of contact for staff regarding expense reimbursements and payables.
    • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date vendor files.
    • Obtaining W-9 forms from vendors and preparing annual forms 1099.
    • Assisting the Accounting Manager and Chief Operating Officer with other projects or duties as needed.
    • ·         The usual and customary methods of performing job functions occasionally require physical demands, such as lifting up to 20 lbs.



    • Bachelor degree in Accounting
    • One to two years’ experience in accounting or accounts payable required
    • Independent, quick learner and a meticulous work ethic required
    • Knowledge of basic accounting rules and internal controls required
    • Solid knowledge of Excel and Word software required
    • Excellent verbal and written communication required
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills required
    • Exposure to automated accounting systems preferred
    • Experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge software is required.


    Compensation: This is a non-exempt position with opportunities to earn overtime.


    This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a team of professionals who are forging an exciting future in a dynamic and growing environment.  Pilgrim School is an equal opportunity employer and offers an attractive benefits package.  Interested and only qualified candidates should submit a current resume and cover letter to:


    Pilgrim School


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