The Greenwich Country Day School seeks a Staff Accountant to start June 1, 2018. This newly added position will be an integral member of the Business Office team, serving as a generalist to support all accounting aspects for three distinct non-profit entities.
Provide support to Controller in areas of bank reconciliations, general ledger account analysis, journal entries, maintaining capital project and depreciation schedules, annual budget, periodic budget reporting, year-end audit schedules and compilation of reports
Assist Accounts Receivable Associate by posting payments and billing activity
Assist Accounts Payable Associate by processing employee reimbursements
Manage purchase card transactions; reconcile and classify charges accordingly and upload into accounts payable database
Manage petty cash
Other duties as assigned by the controller, CFO, or Headmaster
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Minimum of 2-years experience in a related role; some school or non-profit accounting experience preferred
Advanced understanding of and comfort with Excel and QuickBooks required
Demonstrated competency and/or ability to gain competency in all applications used in the Business Office: Word, Powerpoint, InResonance and Blackbaud
Commitment to successfully learn aspects of different roles and willingness and ability to effectively fill-in for business office team members, as needed
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
Knowledge of data security and relevant equipment, policies, procedures and strategies for the protection of people, data, property and school
Team-oriented, flexible work approach
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and see projects through to completion in a timely manner, without direct supervision
Ability to work independently, without administrative assistance
Ability to multitask and maintain a steady professional demeanor with internal and external constituents
Commitment to being part of a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
Cultural competency skills to successfully collaborate across difference
About The Greenwich Country Day School
The Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program (GCDHS) for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The new high school will be housed on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.
Founded in 1926, The Greenwich Country Day School is a traditional family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.
GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits for faculty, including reimbursement for graduate school tuition. The school provides housing for over 70% of the academic faculty and offers a robust professional development program. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from... a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.