The French American International School cultivates intellect and character through rigorous multilingual academic programs in an environment that promotes appreciation of diverse cultures and experiences.
FAIS seeks a full time Payroll Accountant to begin immediately. The Payroll Accountant must possess strong organizational, analytical, and complex task management skills with excellent interpersonal skills and customer service oriented attitude while handling confidential information. This role must work effectively as part of the Business Office team, but also able to manage time effectively and work independently.
The primary role of this position is to support the mission of the School by responsible for processing Payroll and Accounts Payable for the staff and vendors and reconciling the activity in the related general ledger account. This position is part of the Business Office team that assists the Chief Financial Officer in developing and implementing account policies and procedures and also works closely with Human Resources and Accounts Receivables.
Analyze employment contracts and compensation agreement to set up pay and leave benefits
Review timecard and time off requests for incomplete information and for approvals
Ensure accuracy of base wage for all employees and of supplemental earnings
Issue manual checks as needed
Review employee reimbursement requests
Prepare and submit monthly payroll file to third party provider
Download, review and upload payroll journal entries to accounting system
Reconcile (monthly) all GL account related to payroll
Document payroll process and propose methods to streamline practices
Verify employer retirement plan matches and calculate and remit Foreign Pensions
Reconcile (monthly) all GL account relating to benefits and insurance billing
Run reports on GL account activity as needed for various employees/departments and committees
Participate in annual 403(b) audit, Compliance Data Center census for retirement plans and Affordable Care Act reporting
Review all invoices and documentation for appropriate approvals and information; input into accounting system.
Pay all payables as needed (vendor invoices, employee benefits, employee reimbursements, garnishments)
Distribute checks after obtaining authorized signatures
Process bank ACHs and wire transfers
Reconcile (monthly) all GL accounts related to payables
Document payables processes and propose methods to streamline practices
Record ACH payments and bank charges in accounting system.
Participate in annual financial statement audit.
Verification of employment for employee loans and unemployment claims.
Compensation: Annual competitive salary and a full benefits package
Application Process: Interested parties should forward a complete signed copy of the FAIS application, along with a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The French American International School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, race, creed, color, disability, uniformed service or veteran status, national or ethnic origin or other legally protected status in administration of its education policies, athletics or other school-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is required. Minimum of three years full charge accounting experience with advanced accounting software applications is required, Payroll processing experience and proficiency with computer applications (specifically Word, Excel) is also required.
Preferred Qualifications: Five years of accounting experience with emphasis on Not-For-Profit/Fund accounting. Multi-state payroll experience. Veracross software and Paycom payroll system experience is preferred.
About French American International School
The French American International School (FAIS) is an independent school with an internationally-focused curriculum with two academic divisions. The French American Lower School is the primary school for students in preschool through fifth grade and is a French immersion program, complemented with the study of English. The Gilkey International Middle School provides an inspiring, international, multilingual curriculum for sixth through eighth grades and is designed for students with no foreign language experience, as well as students continuing in immersion programs in French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin.
FAIS is one of the larger independent schools in the Portland metropolitan area, and one of forty French schools in the United States and 450 schools worldwide accredited by the French Ministry of National Education.