The Senior Accountant is responsible for managing all general accounting functions of the School. Evaluates and makes appropriate, continuous improvements to accounting processes, ensuring that practices are aligned with NAIS best practices and School goals. Familiar with a variety of commonly used accounting concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on expertise, experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
(The primary tasks, functions and deliverables of the role)
Develops, implements and maintains processes and procedures for accurate and timely analysis of financial data, ensuring best practices
Maintain general ledger accounts and related activities for financial statements and reports creation
Performs account reconciliations and analyses, prepares and posts journal entries and reviews accounting classifications
Manages accounts receivable and accounts payable process including maintaining billing records and cutting checks, as examples
Reconciles tuition revenue and tuition assistance monthly through Smart Tuition
Provides customer service support to families as well as employees
Processes enrollment contracts including follow up on missing information; works closely with Admissions on various matters
Oversee banking e.g. performing deposits, maintaining record of cash receipts and bank reconciliations
Participate in the audit process, working with auditors as needed
Provide operational and technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance and control
Support various special projects as required
Skills and Competencies
(The abilities that the individual needs in order to perform this role effectively)
Understanding of both cash and accrual basis accounting
Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated multi-tasking, organization, and time-management skills
Passion for process (re)design
High attention to detail
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field
3-5 years in an accounting role
Independent school experience
Accounting software systems
Microsoft Office Suite
Blackbaud Edge products, Smart Tuition, and On Suite
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.