The Hockaday School seeks a full time Accounting Manager who is an integral part of the Business Office, responsible for the accounts receivable functions including input, billing, check processing, and maintenance of ledgers along with the preparation of financial reports and other special projects assigned by the CFO and Director of Finance.
Receive and record currency and checks in payment of accounts receivable, and post to student accounts
Prepare student billings, journal entries, and account reconciliations
Prepare bank deposits
Facilitate and process student loans
Prepare billings for childcare, after-school, and extracurricular programs
Assist in monthly closings and special departmental projects
Communicate with parents in a courteous and timely manner when billing issues or questions arise
Set up schedules for payment plans and post financial aid payment plans accordingly
Post journal entries
Assist the Director of Finance in preparing documentation for external auditors for the annual financial statement and 403 (b) plan audits
Assist the Director of Finance in preparing all tax filings, including (but not limited to) federal Forms 990, 990T, 926, 5500, 945, 1096, W-2G, and state income tax returns
Assist the Director of Finance in preparing all periodic surveys and reports for the school’s trade organizations as well as other similar data as requested by the CFO or Director of Finance
Work in a positive manner to promote a cohesive and effective Business Office staff.
Abide by Hockaday’s Code of Ethics and Conduct
A commitment to the ideals expressed in Hockaday’s Tenets of Staff Excellence
Other duties as assigned
Experience /Qualifications & Skills:
Understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Results-driven and mission-driven: energetic, resourceful, and hands-on individual with strong service
Detail-oriented, responsive, and extremely organized; able to manage high volume of activities while prioritizing effectively and meeting necessary deadlines.
Well-developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment, including students, co-workers, parents, alumnae, volunteers, trustees, and the public
Problem-solving and analytical skills, adaptability, honesty, self-reliance, teamwork, dependability, flexibility, willingness to listen and learn, work ethic, determination, persistence, loyalty, and congeniality are essential
Advanced understanding and ability to use computers and technology including Microsoft Windows and Office products, basic office equipment, and prior experience working with ERP systems (e.g. Senior Systems, Blackbaud) and HRIS systems (e.g. ExponentHR, Paycom, ADP)
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Master’s degree preferred
Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) or the education and experience qualifications to obtain these certifications within a year is preferred
At least three years of experience in public accounting with an emphasis in not-for-profits and/or at least three years of experience at a not-for-profit. Prior experience at an independent school is preferred.
Must successfully complete background screening and verification
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Regularly works in standard office conditions and climate
Regularly uses close and distance vision; works at a computer screen for extended periods of time
Occasionally required to move around the office; works at a desk for extended periods of time
Ability to occasionally move items weighing up to 30 lbs. across the office or campus
Regularly works in a stressful environment, effectively dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts; stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions
Ability to periodically (and seasonally) work flexible hours to meet deadlines
About The Hockaday School
The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. With an enrollment of almost 1,100 students, The Hockaday School is the nation’s largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls’ school. Ranked among the country’s finest college preparatory schools, it was founded over a century ago and continues today to build on its original Four Cornerstones: Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics.
Hockaday’s faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field and students in every grade benefit from outstanding faculty and access to unmatched resources. Families who choose Hockaday care deeply about providing their daughters with a comprehensive and rigorous education, both inside and outside the classroom. Hockaday’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the School. While most Hockaday families come from across the great Dallas-Fort Worth area, Hockaday students also come from across the United States and around the world.
The Hockaday School is an ...extraordinary place to work, with bright and engaged students and unparalleled professional development opportunities and support.
Mission Statement: Believing in the limitless potential of girls, Hockaday develops resilient, confident women who are educated and inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.