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Senior Accountant Business Office

  • 02 Sep 2020 8:38 PM
    Message # 9208714
    • Position Title: Senior Accountant Business Office

      Reports to: Controller

      FTE: 1.0

      Duration: 12 months

      FLSA (Exempt/Non-exempt): Non-Exempt

      Westmark School is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering, and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures.

      Located in Encino, California, Westmark offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.  We seek talented professionals who have a commitment to excellence.

      Position Purpose:

      Westmark School in Encino, California is seeking a full-time Senior Accountant to join the Business Office staff. This position is responsible for providing strong financial and administrative support to the organization in a timely and efficient manner.

      Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Processes business office transactions, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and appropriate G/L coding.
    • Ensures accuracy of financial records, timely and efficient processing of transactions.
    • Records accounting transactions in ledgers using financial databases, spreadsheets and software.
    • Performs account reconciliations, researching and resolving discrepancies particularly for revenue, deferred revenue, accounts receivable and accounts payable.
    • Compiles and produces accounting reports and summaries including power point presentations.
    • Assists in preparation for audit.
    • Processes financial aid through FAST on line platform.
    • Completes Cal-ISBOA and CAIS annual surveys.
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned by Controller or DFO.

      General Guidelines:

      • Recommends initiatives and implements changes to improve quality and services.
      • Identifies and determines cause of problems; develops and presents recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices.
      • Maintains contact with students, parents, administration, and/or other stakeholders and solicits feedback for improved services.
      • Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools, planned training and performance initiatives.
      • Researches and develops resources that create timely and efficient workflow.
      • Prepares progress reports, informs supervisor of project status, and deviation from goals. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
      • Prepares and submits reports as requested and required.
      • Develops and implements guidelines to support the functions of the unit.

      Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

      The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

      • Microsoft Office – Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • General Ledger – Strong working knowledge of window-based GL and reporting software packages such as Blackbaud, Great Plains and Peachtree.  
      • Accounting Knowledge – Strong knowledge of financial statement review and analysis, reconciliation skills, debit and credit accounting.
      • Technology– Strong ability to apply technology solutions and make recommendations for use of technology to improve individual or small work group efficiency and effectiveness.
      • Problem Solving and Analysis – Strong ability to identify problems, conduct appropriate analysis and reach effective solutions commensurate with level of responsibility.
      • Office Administration – Strong ability to process paperwork timely, maintain an effective filing system, alphabetic filing, etc.
      • Professional manner
      • A commitment to the mission and educational philosophy of Westmark School.
      • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work.
      • Excellent organization, verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
      • Available and willing to work occasional co-curricular events.
      • A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Westmark community
      • Team player
      • Excellent analytical, computational and mathematical abilities
      • Proficiency in accounting programs and related software
      • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
      • High level of integrity and trustworthiness
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

      Required education and experience:

      BA in Accounting plus a minimum of 4 years of related experience is preferred

      Physical Demands:

      The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Westmark School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

      • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
      • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
      • May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Southern California or out-of-state locations.

      ·      May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.

      Work Environment:

      The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

      • Typical office environment
      • Indoor office environment
      • Offices with equipment noise
      • Offices with frequent interruptions

      EEO Statement:

      Westmark School is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

      Application Process:

      Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter and resume to Steve Taylor, DFO email: staylor@westmarkschool.org

      Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2020 or until job posting is removed. Qualified applicants will be contacted regarding next steps.


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