We are looking for a motivated and tenacious individual with solid accounting skills to join a small, dynamic, and collaborative team. The ideal candidate will have a desire to cultivate and maintain connections with our entire community (faculty, staff, parents, students, and vendors). The accountant role is responsible for performing and understanding all aspects of accounts payable, and would include high-volume invoice processing, client interaction, and vendor management, as well as other finance related duties.
Process a large quantity of timely and accurate payments to vendors on a weekly basis
Provide accurate coding of employee expense reports and check requests as needed
Post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
Coordinate month-end invoice research, tracking, accrual and documentation processes
Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
Correspond with CA employees and vendors and respond to inquiries
Track, collect and manage W -9 forms for all vendors
Maintain vendor files
Build file and proof data for year end 1099 processing
Manage the school’s credit card users and obtain back-up from credit card holders for monthly transactions
Input assets into our fixed asset system
Receive, review and process student charge sheets and post monthly
E-mail activities account statements to parents, students, and faculty/staff
Follow-up and resolve student charge discrepancies or issues
Assist in processing student contracts and enrolling students into various school software systems
Process incoming payments and gifts via cash, check, wire, lockbox, and credit card
Serve as a back-up for processing payroll
Reconcile: payments to tutors of students, monthly food sheets to Sodexo catering sheets and charge departments, credit card bills to bank system and charge to departments, accrued expenses, prepaid expenses, employee equity loans, employee computer loans, and housing security deposits
Open and distribute mail for Finance Office daily
Assist in the financial accounting period close process
Provide supporting documentation for audits
Support management with special projects and workflow process improvements
Perform other related duties as assigned
High school diploma required. Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred
3 – 5 years of finance office experience
Experience with Microsoft Office, ADP and Google apps preferred, familiarity with Blackbaud Financial Edge a plus
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to use discretion with confidential information
Exceptional attention to detail, ability to multitask and prioritize
Superb organizational skills
Strong data entry skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements
A high level of integrity, honesty, and a strong work ethic
Enthusiasm for working in an independent school setting and desire to embrace the school mission and values
Candidate must pass criminal record check
Able to traverse the CA campus including climbing stairs
Ability to lift and carry materials for the office (up to 20 lbs.)
This is a 12-month position that includes full benefits.
Interested candidates please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
To learn more about Concord Academy, please visit our website: www.concordacademy.org. We are unable to respond to phone or email inquiries.
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates a full-time teaching opening in its Science Department beginning in the fall of 2019.
Founded in 1922, Concord Academy is a renowned independent high school for individuals who go on to make their mark on the world. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students thrive in partnership with talented educators, encouraged to find their voices and discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes. With just shy of 400 boarding and day students, the CA community is vibrant, close-knit, and enlivened by a rigorous curriculum with wide-as-you-can-dream opportunities. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.