Accountant

Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Purpose

Responsible for general ledger accounting functions for operations focusing on the financial statements, from process and analysis through reconciliation and reporting, ensuring the complete and accurate accounting of all operating accounts.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepares and records journal entries, including monthly accruals, amortizations and internal accounting entries.
  • Reconciles balance sheet accounts for month-end, year-end, and audit.
  • Records and reconciles all aspects of Capital/Fixed Asset Accounting including managing construction in progress account, monthly additions into Fixed Assets module and monthly depreciation entries.
  • Meets with the Facilities Management Director and Director of Information Technology to review construction in progress and review and understand ongoing projects costs compared to budget and timelines for completion.
  • Assists with Plant Fund Accounting.
  • Tracks and reports on the Academy’s Asbestos Remediation Obligation (ARO).
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to assist in the preparation financial statements.
  • Provides accounting information and reporting to departments as requested.
  • Reconciles daily cash receipt transactions for all accounts receivable and any other payments.
  • Reconciles bank deposit to the respective bank account and GL.
  • Prepares quarterly sales tax and semi-annual fuel tax credit filings.
  • Works with auditors to facilitate timely and efficient audits relating to cash balances, accruals and fixed assets.
  • Reconciles Academy credit card transactions and records month end accruals.
  • Performs accounts payable and credit card internal audits, as necessary, based on identified transactions trends and spends.
  • Acts as a system admin for designated technology tools used within Finance
  • Assists in preparation of materials for trustee meetings, as requested.
  • Assists with preparation of Financial Surveys.
  • Understands and keeps current with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Ensures completeness of accounting procedure documentation.
  • Special projects and ad-hoc analysis as necessary.
Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports

None

Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required.
  • CPA preferred.


Experience

  • 3 – 5 years’ accounting experience.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.


Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
  • A strict adherence to confidential policies is required.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
  • High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.

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