Friends Seminary is an independent, co-educational K-12 Quaker School that has been educating children in New York City for over 230 years. The Business Office seeks a Staff Accountant to assist in the daily financial operations of the School. Responsible for both accounts receivable and accounts payable, this position requires a candidate with outstanding accounting, communication, and analytical skills. This position reports to the Controller and CFOO and will work closely with other members of the Business Office to support other projects as needed. A successful candidate will possess a knowledge of accounting practices, the ability to work collaboratively and independently, strong organizational skills, a positive attitude, and professional presence.
1. Accounts Payable
Receive Purchase Orders and Payment Requests, verify receipt of product/service, communicate with community members and vendors, enter invoices into database system, and generate checks on a weekly basis
Maintain and update electronic files including contracts and insurance for all vendors
2. Accounts Receivable
Manage student billing process: assist in student enrollment, maintain student records and generate tuition statements, receive and enter payments, and communicate with parents and community members
Process cash, check, and credit card payments daily and enter into database
3. Other duties
Assist in month-end close and bank reconciliations
Process internal credit card reports
Assist with annual audit
Assist with Business Office projects as needed
1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related discipline or relevant accounting experience 2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of GAAP; nonprofit accounting experience preferred 3. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial software; experience with Blackbaud preferred 4. Strong attention to detail, organization, and communication skills 5. Team player with interpersonal skills and ability to get along well with diverse personalities
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Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes. In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking a...nd coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus. The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice. At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person. "Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is: we help them bring about the world that ought to be."*
* This last sentence is adapted from Faith and Practice: The Book of Discipline of the New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1974).
Adopted January 2006