Under the general, technical, and administrative supervision of the Controller, and in accordance with The Derryfield School’s established policies and procedures, the Senior Accountant is ultimately responsible for the efficient management of the accounts receivable process. Other general ledger responsibilities are to support the Chief Financial Officer and Controller to effectively support carrying out the requirements of the department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (including, but not limited to)
Post all A/R activity to the G/L on a weekly basis.
Post all gift accounting activity to the G/L on a weekly basis.
Work closely with the Advancement office to reconcile all fundraising activities.
Maintain reconciliations of assigned account numbers.
Maintain files and documentation accurately in accordance with accepted accounting practices.
Research and recommend on-going efficiency improvements within the A/R and gift accounting processes to the Controller and CFO.
Prepare journal entries and spreadsheets, in the performance of accounting, budget, and financial analysis work.
Perform the month end close process and reconciliation of assigned ledgers.
Prepare and oversee all required financial documents for annual audit, working with auditors throughout the process.
Additional duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge:
Strong knowledge of accounting theory and business.
Highly proficient with computer systems and applications.
Non profit experience a plus
Consistent accuracy, attention to detail and ability to follow through.
Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with exceptional initiative and judgment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Commitment and ability to consistently execute superior customer service.
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
Sound problem solving and analytical abilities.
Proficiency in and the motivation and ability to continuously improve Blackbaud Financial Edge Skills.
Willingness and ability to work flexible work schedules, which may include some evenings and weekends.
Appreciation of and commitment to independent school education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
Salary for this position will be competitive for similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website at www.derryfield.org. EOE.
Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, inclusive, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum of 5 years experience in an accounting office.
Minimum of 5 years experience using accounting software.
Strong computer skills a must.
Blackbaud experience preferred.
Physical and psychological demands:
Must be able to lift 25 lbs. independently and up to 50 lbs. with assistance from another team member using appropriate lifting practices. The employee is frequently required to sit at least 70% of time, 15% walking, and 15% standing. Needs significant fine finger dexterity to operate telephone and office equipment.
Must be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks (such as phone calls, computer work, and receiving visitors) and be capable of consistently functioning well in a fast-paced environment.
Must have a strong commitment to, and ability to execute, superior customer service.
Must be able to accept critical feedback and direction in a professional manner.
Must exhibit the following qualities to be a successful team player:
trustworthiness through behavior and consistent work results.
trust and support of other team members, superiors, and Derryfield employees.
ability to communicate timely and in a professional manner to address conflicts.
strong evidence of commitment and loyalty to the team, the tasks, and the School.
strong evidence of ownership and accountability for work and mistakes.
consistent and superior attention to detail and results.