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Live Oak School


Live Oak School, an independent K-8 school, currently has an opening for a controller.

The Controller is a full-time position. The Controller reports to the Director of Finance & Operations. The Controller works closely with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure that accounting and financial systems are current and accurately reflect the financial position of the School, in accordance with GAAP, internal controls and policy.



  1. All day-to-day accounting functions for staff, families of students, and service providers;
  2. Responsible for all bookkeeping tasks: including, but not limited to, payroll and taxes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, student billing, deposits, money transfers, bank and account reconciliations;
  3. Works closely with the Development Department in logging incoming donations and recording donations to the General Ledger
  4. Oversees petty cash account;
  5. Orients, enrolls and maintains benefit packages and claims for all employees;
  6. Maintains current data on all employees, retirees and COBRA participants, including staff attendance;
  7. Participates in budget preparation and maintaining the long range model;
  8. Maintains and organizes business office files;
  9. Preparation and participation in yearly audit with independent school auditors;
  10. Participates in the Adjusted Tuition Committee, analyzing applications and discussing awards;
  11. Assists the Director of Finance & Operations on projects on an as-needed basis.



  • 7-10 years of accounting experience, with at least 3 as a Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, or

Controller in an educational institution or other non-profit.

  • Excel expertise.
  • High level communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment, and an appropriate attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle numerous tasks at once and independently complete them.
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential or sensitive information.
  • CPA is a plus; a thorough knowledge of GAAP a necessity.


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