The Controller reports and works closely with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure that accounting and financial systems are current and accurately reflect the financial position of Live Oak School, in accordance with GAAP, internal controls and policy. This is a full-time position.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All day-to-day accounting functions for staff, families of students, and service providers;
Responsible for all bookkeeping tasks: including, but not limited to, payroll and taxes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, student billing, deposits, money transfers, bank and investment account reconciliations;
Partners with the Employment Resources Manage to maintain employee and vendor records and files;
Works closely with the Development Department in logging incoming donations and recording donations to the General Ledger;
Oversees petty cash account;
Participates in budget preparation and maintaining the long range model;
Preparation and participation in yearly audit with independent school auditors;
Participates in the Adjusted Tuition Committee, analyzing applications and discussing awards;
Assists the Director of Finance & Operations on projects on an as-needed basis.
7-10 years of accounting experience, with at least 3 as a Senior Accountant, Accounting Manager, or Controller in an educational institution or other non-profit.
High level communication skills, both written and spoken.
Strong analytical skills, good judgment, and an appropriate attention to detail.
Demonstrated capacity to handle numerous tasks at once and independently complete them.
Ability to professionally handle confidential or sensitive information.
CPA is a plus; a thorough knowledge of GAAP a necessity.
Live Oak School is a K-8 independent school, located in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill district. Founded in 1971, Live Oak serves approximately 400 children and families from a wide variety of San Francisco and Bay Area neighborhoods. The school’s mission is to support the potential and promise of each student. Live Oak provides a strong academic foundation, develops personal confidence and the ability to collaborate with others, inspires students to act with compassion and integrity, and nurtures a passion for learning to last a lifetime. Please see our website (www.liveoaskf.org) for more information.