Sandy Spring Friends School seeks candidates for the position of Accounting Associate. This position is responsible for general accounting tasks and year round payroll processing, including summer camp. The Accounting Associate reports directly to the Controller and has no supervisory responsibilities. SSFS is eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Performing general accounting functions, payroll functions, and maintaining accounting records
Assisting external auditors at year end by preparing schedules and invoices; providing explanations of supporting materials and procedures; and preparing any other necessary data
Providing departmental assistance with questions relating to payroll, accounts receivable, and general ledger
Reconciling all monthly credit card statements for accounts payable
Maintaining accounts receivable
Processing and distributing accounts payable checks
Maintaining background check records
Occasional weekend/evening activities
Assisting with budget management for summer programs
Administering all aspects of payroll including time card compliance, supervisor approval, tax withholding's, and W2-distribution
Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements: Daily desk work including extensive amounts of computer time as well as the ability to navigate stairs, mobility around a large campus with uneven pavement, bending and squatting, and lifting/carrying boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.
Qualifications: A four-year degree or relevant work experience in a business or accounting field is required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience in a business office environment, preferably in an independent school or other non-profit setting, as well as a basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. (GAAP) He/she will be a skilled oral and written communicator, meticulously organized, comfortable with juggling multiple priorities, and meeting deadlines. Knowledge of the Senior Systems Advantage database or other comparable non-profit accounting software modules is helpful. Ideal candidates will also embrace professional development, be willing to develop new initiatives as needs arise, value diversity, and support Quaker beliefs, values, and practices.
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. However, special consideration may be given to members of The Religious Society of Friends.
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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 Independe...nt 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.