Germantown Friends School is seeking an experienced professional to help manage the financial reporting and accounting for the school. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting in formulating the annual budget, assist in the production of internal financial statements and forecasts for Finance, Facilities and School Committee meetings, reconcile all bank accounts on a monthly basis, and maintenance of general ledger and accounting records.
Prepare monthly general ledger account analysis for all Balance Sheet accounts for all funds.
Assist the CFO and Controller in formulating the annual budget and maintaining details in the accounting system.
Reconcile donations between the Business Office and Advancement Office and maintain schedules for all restricted donations.
Analyze major repairs and fixed asset additions for items to be capitalized and get copies of all documentation to update Fixed Assets schedules.
Process all monthly standard journal entries.
Update the Endowment Unitization schedule on a monthly basis.
Prepare monthly reconciliation of tuition billing and collections in coordination with Accounts Receivable and Tuition Manager.
Record monthly activity of GFS rental properties managed by an outside firm
Provide oversight to staff accounting in bi-weekly and monthly payroll processing and Accounts Payable invoice processing.
Provide financial analyses as needed.
Assist the Controller in the annual financial statement audit with the preparation of the financial statements and workpapers.
Must present a strong sense of customer service and be able to communicate effectively over the telephone and through e-mail.
Demonstrate good organization and prioritization skills: meet deadlines, detail-oriented, multi-task
Must have a good understanding of accounting and be familiar with the use of subledgers
Maintain strict confidentiality
Have strong interpersonal skills: communication, presentation, negotiation
Demonstrate strong decision-making and problem-solving skills
Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are especially encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and letters of reference.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or commensurate experience
Competency and comfort with the use of technology, including accounting systems and spreadsheet work
Not-for-profit experience preferred
12 months, 40 hours/week
Additional hours for attendance at required functions
Eligible for benefits, including tuition remission
Frequently lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds
Sit for long periods of time
Occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch
Use hands and arms to reach for, grasp and manipulate objects
About Germantown Friends School
Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school serving 900 students in grades K-12. Located in an historic neighborhood in northwest Philadelphia, the school takes its identity from a constellation of four distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community, an historic urban setting, a diverse school community and a grounding in Quaker principles.