POSITION The Associate Director of Accounting will support the Senior Director of Accounting on all aspects of bookkeeping/accounting functions including, but not limited to, supporting the schools/Home Office throughout the year, annual audit process and working closely with the Finance team. The Associate Director of Accounting will work closely with the members of the team to assist with team initiative, projects, and reporting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Implements bookkeeping and accounting functions for Uncommon Schools, its subsidiaries and schools:
Develop and maintain financial record keeping and reporting systems
Process payroll, receivables, payables, cash receipts, cash disbursements and general ledger functions
Produce monthly financial statements including balance sheets, profit/loss statements, and general ledger using the accounting system
Prepare and post journal entries including yearly closing entries
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and follow up on unusual items
Oversee filing of tax forms, (990’s, 1099’s)
Prepare for annual audit
Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules on the accounting system
Preform rigorous quality control on all accounting records and documents
Enforces and maintains our fiscal policies and procedures
Assist the Finance team with budget management
Conducts research required for strategic team initiatives, special projects, and other special requests for accounting information
Performs various accounting, administrative and other related duties as assigned and required by the role
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS Reports to Senior Associate Director of Accounting and works closely with the entire Accounting and Financial Management teams; interacts with all Home Office personnel and school based teams.
COMPENSATION We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, PDA, and all necessary supplies.
Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
Understanding of accounting principles and ability to read financial statements
Experience with accounting software programs. (Sage Fund Accounting a plus; willing to train)
Skilled in dealing with financial and numeric data
Experience in bookkeeping for a multi-site organization preferred
Skilled in use of MS Excel.
MS Word experience
Strong writing capabilities.
Obsessive attention to detail and follow-through.
Strong organizational skills
Financial management skills
Ability to create and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency
Strong problem-solving abilities
Ability to work well in a team
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related area
Minimum 2-3 years of experience in non-profit development, accounting, or public sector finance preferred.
Knowledge of accounting for real estate transactions helpful, but not required
Experience in K-12 public education preferred.
About Uncommon Schools
Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.
At Uncommon Schools, our classrooms are named after colleges because that’s where our students are headed. We are a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our 52 college-prep schools consistently rank among the highest-performing in their home states for three reasons:
1. We know all students have what it takes to go to college. We are fiercely committed to cultivating the intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communities.
2. We create and constantly fine-tune our systems to help teachers teach and students learn.
3. We know that without great teachers and leaders, nothing else matters. We also know there’s no limit to learning. That’s why people development is at our core.