The Junior Accountant provides financial information by maintaining and reconciling general ledger accounts and preparing reports for management. Has assigned duties including general ledger maintenance and gift reporting. Works to support the Business Office by researching problems, cross training, and handling inquiries from external and internal stakeholders. This is a full-time, fully benefited, exempt position. We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.
General Ledger Maintenance:
Creates records and tracks all journal entries using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Maintains general ledger by reconciling accounts, entering adjusting entries, and accruals.
Maintains accounting controls by following policies and procedures, complying with federal, state, and local regulations.
Assists staff and faculty to identify proper coding of deposits and expenses using budget book, policies and procedures.
Provides current General Ledger reports to staff and faculty on a monthly basis in order to track and monitor budget variances.
Prepares month-end general ledger adjustments and any other adjustment needed.
Restricted Gift Reporting:
Maintains accounting for Restricted Gifts and reports balances periodically to appropriate Directors.
Coordinates with the Development Office to identify restricted gifts properly.
Reviews Restricted Gift Expense accounts to charge correct department for expenses.
Assists employees on campus to use correct General Ledger account numbers for donations and fundraisers.
Post Miscellaneous Cash Receipts:
Posts and reconciles Cash Receipts activity to the General Ledger on a weekly basis. Reviews account coding of Cash Receipts for accuracy.
Contacts various departments to clarify transactions and notifies Controller of unusual items.
Prepares audit schedules, reconciliations, etc. and coordinates preparation with other staff members, during year-end closing and as requested by the auditors of the General Ledger and Profit Sharing Plan.
Assists in coordinating the audit process.
Reconcile Bank Statements:
Reconciles General Ledger balances to bank statements on various accounts.
Reconciles credit card charges and fees for merchant credit card deposits.
Works directly with Controller to review and document procedures.
Serve as back-up to accounts payable specialist, student billing specialist and payroll accountant, as needed.
Performs other duties when requested or assigned to do so.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Great knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and office procedures.
Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including high proficiency in Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, high volume data manipulation, formulas, etc.).
Must be very detail-oriented with excellent time management skills.
Experience working in a private school’s business office preferred.
Experience working with Blackbaud accounting software preferred.
Ability to work independently while collaborating effectively with team members.
Ability to type a minimum of 30 words per minute.
Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally (written and oral) with coworkers, vendors, and parents.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, parents, students and vendor representatives.
Be a team player with a positive attitude.
A college degree in Accounting and three to five years of related experience.