Founded in 1961, Sandy Spring Friends School is a progressive, coed, academically-rigorous day and boarding school serving approximately 600 students from age three through 12th grade. The campus is located on 140 acres in the historic Sandy Spring area of Montgomery County, Maryland, and the School is approved by the Maryland State Board of Education and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools.
SSFS offers an inquiry-based college preparatory program that emphasizes deep understanding throughout the curriculum while encouraging collaboration, instilling confidence, fostering practical experience, and cultivating respect for others. The School's teachers help students internalize a process we call "QRA” —Question, Reflection, Action—which ensures that they think critically, integrate new knowledge, and apply what they learn. We help students develop their individual sense of purpose as they become caring citizens of the world.
Our school’s culture, rooted in the idea that collaboration engenders achievement, can be traced to our Quaker heritage and abiding belief in the Quaker values of simplicity, equality, honesty, stewardship of the environment, and peaceful resolution of conflict. Our teachers are lifelong mentors and strive to identify and cultivate each student’s intellectual, extracurricular, and social passions. In doing so, we help shape students whose actions speak volumes and whose lives become exemplars—not only among their peers and families today but also in their personal, educational, and professional communities long after high school. Sandy Spring Friends School students are taught to act upon what they learn. This call to action propels their accomplishments as graduates, in college, and beyond.
Immediate Opening: Accounting Associate, Full Time, 12 month, Exempt
Summary: Position of Accounting Associate is a full-time position responsible for performing assigned business office functions. The Accounting Associate reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Essential Job Functions:
Reconciling monthly credit card statements that employees have submitted to the business office.
Provide support to the controller for accounting functions.
Processing and distributing accounts payable checks and filing back-up.
Preparing and sending invoices monthly and overseeing receivables for rentals.
Assisting external auditors at year end by preparing schedules and invoices, providing explanations of supporting materials and procedures, and preparing any other necessary data.
Responsibility for processing bi-monthly payroll (ADP Workforce Now).
Reconciling the monthly bills related to payroll.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skill Set Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of related work experience, preferably in an independent school or other non-profit settings. They will be able to work independently, are organized and detail oriented, comfortable juggling multiple priorities, and eager and willing to learn.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or other relevant experience, a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel and Word) and G-Suite products, and have strong communication skills. Finalists will be asked to submit prompted writing samples. Authorization to legally work in the United States is a precondition of employment.
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including significant amounts of telephone and computer time; as part of daily routines, moving around a large campus with uneven pavement and managing stairs; frequent walking inside and outside as part of general job duties.
Leadership/Integrity- Effectively communicates the School’s shared purpose; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments
Team Player/Commitment- Understands the big picture and manages areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the School’s mission and culture
Interpersonal Skills- Relates to employees, students, parents and clients in a cooperative manner
Productivity/Organizing/Planning- Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time and handles multiple assignments successfully
Professional Growth- Understands and acknowledges the need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback
Commitment to Diversity: Sandy Spring Friends School embraces the Quaker testimony of Equality and seeks applicants who represent all backgrounds and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We greatly value our diverse student population with 42% of students self-identifying as people of color and 89 international students representing 21 different countries. We actively seek faculty representatives of our students’ diversity. Click to learn more about diversity at Sandy Spring Friends School. Special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
Sandy Spring Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or a person's status as a qualified candidate with a disability in administration of its educational program, admission policies, financial aid program, staff hiring, and other school-administered programs.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, completed application, and three professional references by selecting the link.