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At San Francisco University High School, we believe that the deepest learning requires collaboration among people who embody a diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences, and perspectives. In order to build and sustain a community that is comprised of a wide range of social and cultural identities, we must continually engage in furthering our self-knowledge, equity literacy, and ability to communicate effectively across differences. We challenge ourselves to do this work on both a personal and an institutional level, recognizing that our community is part of a larger and more complex world.
The Staff Accountant will have strong analytical, technological, communication and organizational skills. Under the general supervision of the Controller, this position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the Business Services Office, particularly in the areas of reconciliation, month-end general ledger processing, processing of journal entries, audit work paper preparation, and other related accounting operation activities. Responsibilities focus on problem resolution of financial issues and include providing responsive, effective customer service to the San Francisco University High School campus community.
Please note, this position is exempt, with a hybrid schedule of 60% on-site and 40% remote.
- Prepare, maintain, and review general ledger activities and journal entries.
- Work with team members and other departments to ensure timely and accurate monthly and quarterly closing.
- Actively manage the daily operations of student accounts, accounts receivables, including monthly billing analysis.
- Manage all student account related matter and responsible for reconciliation of accounts and resolution of any issues. Ensuring timely submission of bills and refunds.
- Generate and review accounts receivable aging reports to identify overdue balances.
- Initiate collection efforts for past-due accounts, which may involve sending reminders, contacting responsible parties, or initiating collection procedures in accordance with school policies.
- Review and record donations and contributions from individuals, organizations, and fundraising events.
- Ensure compliance with regulations governing charitable contributions.
- Prepare monthly account reconciliations in accordance with SFUHS policies, as required.
- Perform monthly flux analysis.
- Research account discrepancies and correct errors via journal entry and/or other administrative processes.
- Assist with annual audit and tax preparation processes.
- Collaborate closely with the team and external CPAs to provide necessary documentation and information to support tax compliance (property tax, 990 filings and 1099 submissions).
- Create month end accounting reports and applicable distribution thereof.
- Assist with preparing and maintaining documentation of policies and procedures and identify areas of improvement. Actively seek and implement ways to improve, streamline and automate the current accounting processes.
- Provide excellent customer service to students, parents, donors, faculty, and staff, addressing inquiries and concerns relative to the business service office.
- Provide support for ad-hoc analysis and projects as needed.
- Stay informed about changes in accounting standards and regulations that may impact accounting processes.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Previous experience related to accounting, auditing, or related field.
- A solid working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as experience in Financial Edge (Blackbaud).
- Familiarity with accounting software and proficiency in data entry.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with students, parents, and donors.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Knowledge of accounting principles and financial regulations.
Pay: $75,000 to $85,000 DOE