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Senior Accountant

  • 12 Apr 2019 9:29 AM
    Message # 7279633

    Cathedral School for Boys, a K-8 Episcopal school in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood, is actively seeking a Senior Accountant to join their Business Office team.

    Main Purpose of the Role

    The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing all general accounting functions of the School. Evaluates and makes appropriate, continuous improvements to accounting processes, ensuring that practices are aligned with NAIS best practices and School goals. Familiar with a variety of commonly used accounting concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on expertise, experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

    Key Responsibilities:

    (The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)

    • Develops, implements and maintains processes and procedures for accurate and timely analysis of financial data, ensuring best practices
    • Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for financial statements and reports creation
    • Performs account reconciliations and analyses, prepares and posts journal entries and reviews accounting classifications
    • Manages accounts receivable and accounts payable process including maintaining billing records and cutting checks, as examples

    ·       Reconciles tuition revenue and tuition assistance monthly through Smart Tuition

    ·       Provides customer service support to families as well as employees

    ·       Processes enrollment contracts including follow up on missing information; works closely with Admissions on various matters

    • Oversee banking e.g. performing deposits, maintaining record of cash receipts and bank reconciliations
    • Participate in the audit process, working with auditors as needed
    • Provide operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance and control
    • Support various special projects as required

    Skills and Competencies

    (The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)

    ·       Understanding of both cash and accrual basis accounting

    ·       Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills

    ·       Demonstrated multi-tasking, organization, and time-management skills

    ·       Passion for process (re)design

    ·       High attention to detail




    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

    MBA, CPA


    3-5 years in an accounting role

    Independent school experience

    Non-profit accounting

    Prior Knowledge

    Accounting software systems

    Microsoft Office Suite

    Blackbaud Edge products, Smart Tuition, and On Suite

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