Saint Ann’s School, an independent, non-sectarian day school enrolling 1090 students in pre-kindergarten through high school, seeks a full-time Staff Accountant to manage student billing and assist with reconciliations as part of the month-end close and annual audit. Successful candidates will have strong systems experience and the ability to take the lead in transitioning the school to an online student billing system. We seek an individual with strong accounting skills and analytical thinking who is serious but with a capacious sense of humor, someone who possesses the ineffable qualities necessary to support a talented faculty and staff and a diverse community of students, families, and staff.
ABOUT SAINT ANN’S SCHOOL
Since its founding in 1965, Saint Ann’s has embraced a commitment to education for its own sake, oriented to the capacities of each individual student, free of the encumbrances of formal grading, prizes, and rankings. At the same time, we are unabashedly committed to excellence in all that we do. With a faculty and staff numbering more than 300 and 1090 students, Saint Ann’s is among the largest and most sought-after independent schools in New York City. Occupying space in seven separate buildings clustered in Brooklyn Heights, Saint Ann’s draws most of its students from nearby Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as Manhattan. Known for its commitment to an education that brings together passionate and talented teachers with gifted and motivated students, Saint Ann’s has earned an outstanding reputation in academic disciplines and the arts.
Responsible for the Student Billing process
Maintain student billing records.
Bill tuition and other incidental charges monthly
Set up payment schedules for all enrolled students
Apply awarded financial aid to student accounts
Handle tuition refund insurance and claims
Collection of past due accounts
Reconcile student billing balances with the general ledger
Embrace a leading role in transitioning the school to an online student billing system
Integration and maintenance of Veracross, Blackbaud and payment processing systems
Process enrollment contracts and deposits and enter all new students and relevant information into the student billing system
Record all other cash receipts payments including, but not limited to, development
Prepare periodic journal entries, reconciliations, and account analysis
Assist with monthly closing, quarterly analysis, and special departmental projects
Recommend changes to procedures to improve efficiency and accuracy
Degree in Accounting required
3 – 5 years’ experience in student billing or a related function
Extensive knowledge of accounting systems and ability to work with facility in Blackbaud. Experience with Veracross a plus.
Experience in independent schools and/or non-profit administration a plus
High proficiency working with Microsoft Excel and Word and ability to work independently in an automated environment.
High level of organization skills with an attention to detail and deadlines
Think logically, make decisions and solve problems
Maintain integrity and professionalism at all times
Communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion
Additional Salary Information: A competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits.