The Controller is an integral part of the Business Office and is responsible for all accounting activities. Responsible for management of the General Ledger accounting system, ensuring accounts are maintained in accordance with GAAP, proper internal controls are in place, a timely month-end close, and all appropriate general ledger accounts are properly reconciled. The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Roles & Responsibilities
Ensure accurate posting of entries to general ledger according to GAAP.
Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable posting and reporting to ensure timely, accurate information.
Prepare worksheets and files as needed for annual audit.
Payroll: Input, reconcile and ensure timely distribution of payroll. Remit appropriate Federal and State tax withholding and other filings as needed. Ensure timely production of W-2’s, 1099’s, etc.
Retirement Plan Administration: Maintain employee contribution records, sync with payroll, manage loans and periodic reporting, including 5500 audit and filing.
Cash Management: Account for all cash accounts, including monthly reconciliations. Prepare cash projections as requested.
Petty Cash: Ensure sufficient cash levels and account for cash advances and expenses.
Investment Accounts: Maintain and reconcile all investment activities and ensure proper accounting.
Personnel: Maintain contracts, work authorization materials and benefits enrollment for all employees.
Student Spending Account: Oversee student spending account entries by accounts payable clerk and ensure proper documentation for posted expenses.
Counseling: Input counseling transactions, prepare bills and statements and pay contract counselors.
File reports and information as needed to get reimbursed under the National School Lunch Program.
Detail-oriented with extensive accounting experience.
Professionally personable and approachable.
Extensive experience with cloud-based accounting systems. Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel.
Experience working with school senior administrators and boards, maintaining the requisite demeanor and confidentiality.
5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
Experience in education, e.g., private, public or charter schools, colleges or vocational schools.
Additional IT proficiency such as downloading/uploading data, merging files and experience with report writing tools, specific HRIS systems, etc. Adept in working with IT vendors to articulate issues and assist in troubleshooting problems.
Qualifications & Education
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. MBA, CPA or CMA preferred.
Accounting: Highly experienced in accounting processes, reconciliation, and report and statement production.
Information Technology: Experienced in accounting, HR and office administrative systems.
Self-motivated, organized, able to prioritize workflow, meet deadlines and independently complete tasks.
Passion for Eagle Hill mission, deeply caring for the success of every Eagle Hill student.
Extensive periods of sitting and possibly typing at a computer keyboard
Ability to lift 25 lbs (storage boxes, groups of binders or similar)
Extended periods of concentration necessary to timely complete tasks
Eagle Hill School is an equal opportunity employer (EEO).
About Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill School is an independent, college preparatory boarding school servings students identified as learning (dis)abled.
Head of School: PJ McDonald
Full-time faculty members: 80, 119 total employees
Student to faculty ratio: 2.5:1
Average class size: 6:1
College Acceptance: 96%