The Controller is responsible for all aspects of the accounting function of the School including accurate maintenance of the School’s accounts. The Controller will also work in conjunction with and support the Business Office Manager to administer benefits and the outsourced payroll function. Ideal candidates must demonstrate an ability to think critically, problem solve and communicate clearly in a collaborative environment. The candidate must have strong interpersonal and technology skills, a collegial approach, and excellent organizational and administrative skills.
Evaluate, implement where necessary and administer, in conjunction with the School Administrator and the Business Office Manager, all accounting policies and procedures to ensure a strong system of internal control.
Maintain chart of accounts.
Manage monthly reconciliations and ensure accurate and timely month-end close, along with any required financial reporting.
Lead annual audit, including preparation of requested schedules, analysis, and confirmations.
Prepare, review and/or file forms and returns including Form 990 and NYS CHAR500, as well filings required for real estate purposes.
Prepare journal entries to properly record all financial transactions including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, prepaids, and accruals.
Keep track of billable items for the Parent Child Program, Aftercare program, Extended Day program, and June Days.
Assist the Business Office Manager with purchasing and petty cash.
Monitor the status of restricted funds and ensure compliance with donor restrictions on such gifts.
Assist the Business Office Manager with coordination of benefit plans, including 403(b) plans, Form 5500 and W2 filings.
Assist Business Office Manager with the maintenance of payroll database and personnel files.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the School Administrator and/or the Business Office Manager.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Necessary:
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field.
Master’s Degree achievement or progression preferred.
Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Minimum of five (5) years of non-profit experience doing accounting work desired, preferably at a school.
Demonstrate attention to accuracy, detail, and highly organized.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks independently and complete work in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to maintain professionalism and exercise strict confidentiality.
A good sense of humor is appreciated.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Excel required.
Knowledge of Blackbaud accounting software and Paychex, preferred.
Rudolf Steiner School, an independent nursery-12 school, and the first Waldorf School in North America, is located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The school is committed to a healthy, embracing community that reflects the diversity of NYC. We prefer candidates with a strong interest in professional development around multi-cultural competency, and a commitment to an inclusive environment. We welcome employees to contribute to our vision of Waldorf education for the 21st century.
Rudolf Steiner School is a member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and is accredited by both AWSNA and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Rudolf Steiner School, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization incorporated under the laws of New York State and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientations, gender identity or national origin.
The School offers competitive salaries and a strong benefit plan, including full medical coverage, a retirement TIAA-CREF plan, life insurance, tuition remission, funding for professional development and a full lunch program. Salaries are commensurate with experience.
Interested individuals should submit a resume inclusive of references and cover letter to Business Office Manager, Jeanne Dunn at email@example.com with the job title listed on the subject line.