The National Business Officers Association (NBOA), the only national association focused exclusively on supporting independent school business officers and business operations staff and fostering financial and operational excellence among independent PK-12 schools, is seeking a proactive and collaborative professional to serve as Staff Accountant (new position).
The Staff Accountant performs a variety of duties to ensure smooth day-to-day accounting operations and accurate and timely financial reporting. As part of the Finance and Administration team, this role provides a critical business function on behalf of the association. The incumbent will perform duties including accounts payable and receivable processing, account analyses and reconciliations, month-end close and financial statement preparation. The incumbent should possess knowledge of non-profit accounting standards, practices, and regulations, experience with financial systems and financial statement presentation.
Record expenses timely and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and NBOA policies. Ensure proper supporting documentation and approvals are in place. Prepare and process weekly vendor payments. Prepare and file annual Forms 1099.
Review corporate credit card transactions to ensure each is coded accurately and is supported by a valid receipt. Import and enter corporate card transactions into the accounting system. Reconcile all credit card accounts on a monthly basis.
Deposit and record received payments timely and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and NBOA policies.
Perform monthly reconciliations of the fixed asset accounts through the fiscal year. Prepare the year-end roll-forward fixed asset schedule.
Review, analyze and reconcile assigned balance sheet accounts monthly per the monthly close schedule. Prepare adjusting journal entries, including proper documentation.
Prepare monthly financial statements for review by the Vice President, Finance and Administration and the President and CEO.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business required
A minimum of three (3) years practical accounting experience, preferably in associations or other non-profit organizations
Knowledge and understanding of non-profit accounting standards, practices, and regulations
Experience in financial statement presentation
Experience with cloud accounting tools such as Bill.com and Intacct
Experience with NetForum or other association management systems
In-depth Excel knowledge, proficiency in other MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Teams)
Skills and Attributes
Highly organized, with a keen attention to detail and accuracy in all assignments
Great integrity, strong judgement and critical thinking skills
Ability to prioritize and work flexible hours to meet accounting cycle deadlines
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Strong analytical, verbal, and written communications and interpersonal skills
Self-starter and proactive worker, with the ability to manage time and solve problems independently with minimal oversight
Demonstrated initiative and ability to successfully plan, execute and multitask on concurrent activities
Ability to work with flexibility and efficiency in a virtual/distributed team environment, interacting individually and as a part of a complex team effort
Exhibit a positive “can do” attitude within the staff and externally with NBOA members and customers
Ability to travel as required, at minimum, approximately one week in either February or March, and short-term meeting travel
Physical Demands/Work Environment
To successfully perform the essential functions of the job, the employee is required to:
move throughout the office
sit for extended periods of time,
use hands to handle or feel objects
reach with hands and arms
talk and hear
move or lift up to 20 pounds
use close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
NBOA offers excellent benefits including:
Generous PTO and sick leave, with 5 additional days off between Christmas and New Years
Half-day Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day
A 403(b) matching plan (after one-year of employment)
Medical/dental/vision insurance available with shared employer/employee premium contribution
A fitness/transportation reimbursement
To be considered, the applicant must provide as attachments a cover letter with salary expectations, a resume and a list of professional references.
This position will be part of the DC HQ team and the telework policy will apply. The current telework policy requires three (3) days in-office work and two (2) days telework.
Founded in 1998, the National Business Officers Association is the only national membership organization focused on the needs of the independent school business office and business operations staff in the country. Its mission is to develop, deliver and promote best business practices to advance independent schools. Through its Annual Meeting, magazine and newsletter, webinars, online courses, research initiatives and websites, NBOA advances business excellence to help independent schools achieve educational excellence in the 21st century. NBOA employs 19 full-time staff and operates an annual budget of $6 million. The association is headquartered in Washington, DC, with some staff serving the association from home offices located across the country. Since 1998, NBOA has grown and expanded its membership, programs and services, currently serving over 1,400 member schools in the United States, 130+ corporate members, and more than 110 schools in Canada and across the globe.