Distinguished by its rigorous academics, outstanding faculty, and highly motivated students, Sewickley Academy is Pittsburgh’s longest-standing coeducational independent PreK-12 day school. Our mission is to inspire and educate students to engage their hearts, minds, and hands to cultivate their full individual and collective potential in the service of a greater good. At the Academy, every child is challenged to explore and excel to their highest ability and encouraged to arrive each day with their authentic selves.
With the recent completion of state-of-the-art computer science and robotics classrooms and new athletic facilities, the Academy is poised for the continued expansion of our STEM and athletic programs. We believe strongly in the importance and value of a well-rounded education in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Our faculty and staff from all departments and divisions work together to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning.
This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs. Are you searching for a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people come together to serve our students? If so, apply for this today!
Sewickley Academy is seeking to hire a Controller. This role is responsible for supervising and managing the accounting department and all areas of financial reporting. This role will develop and maintain accounting principles, best practices, and systems for collecting, analyzing and reporting information.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assist with the annual budget preparation and approval process for 24 departments
Supervise members of the Business Office team including the Staff Accountant and Accounting Specialist
Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and any other applicable standards
Prepare financial records for annual independent audit and assist the audit team in preparation of the annual tax return, form 990, and other returns including form 5500
Assist with the compliance of all federal and state financial reporting requirements
Prepare financial reports which are reported to school leadership, finance committee, and the Board of Trustees
Evaluate purchases/fixed assets, capitalize, and complete depreciation process
Complete bank reconciliations, general ledger entries, and monthly closing procedures
Oversee the billing process for student tuition and incidentals which is completed on a monthly basis
Establish internal control policies and procedures for the Business Office
Review and record monthly payroll activity for all employees
Work closely with admissions office on creating and analyzing the annual enrollment contract for students
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business with an emphasis in Accounting, or a related field
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred
Minimum 5 years’ experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager, Non Profit experience preferred
Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with QuickBooks accounting software for Non Profit.
Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Excellent written, verbal communication skills, and analytical skills with attention to detail
Advanced knowledge of accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
All interested applicants applying for this position should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements.
Sewickley Academy is committed to having an inclusive community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Academy does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.
ABOUT SEWICKLEY ACADEMY
As Pittsburgh’s longest-standing independent coeducational school (Pre-K through Grade 12), Sewickley Academy is distinguished by not only its rigorous academics and outstanding faculty, but also by its student-centered approach to learning and teaching, in which every child is challenged to explore and excel to his or her highest ability.
Sewickley Academy faculty and staff help to create an environment of encouragement and support by inspiring students to reach their goals and develop a love of learning. We value and encourage different voices and opinions.