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Senior Accountant

  • 26 Oct 2020 12:51 PM
    Message # 9327072

    Sterne School provides full-day instruction to lower and upper school students.  The school’s mission is to build on the foundation of individual strengths to discover and nurture each student’s version of greatness.  In a warm respectful atmosphere, our students become confident, disciplined, responsible citizens able to meet the challenges of further learning and society.  The school is certified by the California State Department of Education and accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  Sterne School is an equal opportunity employer.

    JOB DESCRIPTION: The Senior Accountant reports to the Finance and Business Manager and Head of School and is responsible for the support that allows faculty, staff, and student achievement of the Expected Schoolwide Learning Results, including:

    General Accounting

    • Maintaining books of account (including but not limited to processing bills, preparing checks, gathering receipts, coding and posting invoices, preparing and recording deposits, journal entries, reconciliations)
    • Reviewing all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense disclosure classification and reporting any variances to Finance and Business Manager and/or Head of School
    • Liaising with project staff and front desk and supporting them in bookkeeping needs related to their program areas
    • Completing monthly reconciliation for all bank accounts, including the school’s investment accounts
    • Reviewing outstanding check log and communicating status to Finance and Business Manager
    • Assist with transition of books of account from Quickbooks to Blackbaud Financial Edge

    Payroll and Benefits Administration

    • Completing all payroll functions including approval by Finance and Business Manager and Head of School; updating payroll audit schedules (salaries, taxes, and benefits)
    • Completing the quarterly 941 reconciliation
    • Tracking requests for time-off, bereavement, vacation, and sick time
    • Assisting Finance and Business Manager with health benefits and retirement plan administration and in particular with new and departing employees.
    • Completing the quarterly Healthy San Francisco benefit compliance
    • Coordinating with the Development Office
    • Liaising and reconciling with Development Director on donations, fundraising, and grants
    • Performing bi-annual and annual reconciliation for donations between Raisers Edge and Quickbooks/Financial Edge

    Tuition Assistance

    • Processing the tuition assistance applications

    Student Billing and Accounts Receivable

    • Completing all student billing functions (tuition, summer programs, and fees for other services)
    • Updating revenue and financial assistance accounts monthly
    • Reviewing accounts receivable, updating payment schedules in Excel and Smart Tuition, and following up on past due accounts
    • Liaising with Admissions and Head of School on student enrollment and re-enrollment

    Financial Analysis and Reporting

    • Reviewing cash flow requirements with Finance and Business Manager and Head of School
    • Maintaining year-end working papers and spreadsheets and assisting with preparation for taxes, audits, and/or any other independent reviews with support from the Finance and Business Manager
    • Providing information regarding finances for the Parents Association
    • Working with the Finance and Business Manager and Head of School to ensure the school’s chart of accounts and reporting systems reflect and measure school goals

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Providing back-up and support to the Financial and Business Manager as needed
    • Coordinating closely with the Project Manager, Board, Architects, and School constituencies to manage the development of the plans and the building of the Lower Level of the School
    • Filing
    • Performing other duties as assigned for assistance throughout the School

    To apply:

    Please submit your resume and cover letter to

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