The role of the Controller is an integral part of the Business Office, responsible for general ledger management, account reconciliation, cash receipts processing, depreciation and accruals, investment accounting, restricted asset releases, accounts/receivable collections, and preliminary monthly accounting cycle closing and reporting. The Controller supervises the accounting, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, endowment and billing operations and oversees the functions of audit and budgeting.
Reporting directly to the Business & Operations Officer, the Controller is also responsible for recommending and administering all accounting policies and procedures, ensuring that strong internal controls and effective transaction processing routines protect the assets of the school and result in meaningful, timely and accurate financial reporting.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minimum of 5-7 years’ expertise in non-profit accounting, including managerial experience in an independent school or higher education setting. This position requires strong organization, written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Strong proficiency with Excel, Office and other computerized accounting systems is required (experience with Blackbaud Financial Edge highly beneficial). Highest regard for confidentiality and exemplary ethical standards is necessary, as well as the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under the pressure of deadlines
Internal Number: 1057
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