Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities, and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self. We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
We are looking for an Accounting Manager who will serve as a backup to the Senior Controller. Qualified candidates must possess a strong, results-driven work ethic, positive attitude, and be able to adapt to ever-changing technologies and work demands.
Reviews postings of non-tuition deposits
Records all donations from Advancement
Reconciles all donations from Advancement with the School’s general ledger
Prepares the bank reconciliations
Reconciles balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
Reviews temporarily restricted assets
Prepares Investment reconciliations
Monitors the payment gateway for any transactions that are declined/failed
Reconciles the Concur Expense Reporting process
Reconciles AP subledger to ledger
Reconciles Amazon billing
Prepares monthly accruals
Maintains Endowment schedule
Coordinates Monthly Close
Maintains General Ledger and Financial Reports
Reconciles Fixed Assets
Initiates wire transfers
Other projects assigned by the Senior Controller
Ability to prioritize work and work under pressure; strong time management skills
Bachelor of Science – Accounting/Finance, CPA or MBA preferred
Minimum of 12 years in the field accounting
Proven strategic planning, analytical and organizational abilities
Strong leadership and management skills
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
Commitment to excellence in customer service
Commitment to environmental sustainability and strong business ethics practices
Strong technology skills
Ability to work independently and as member of a team in a culturally diverse environment
To be considered for the above mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. No phone calls, please.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ethical Culture Fieldston School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location.
About Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.