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OrganizationTracy Proctor
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 30, 2016
College Degree Required?No
PhoneNo phone calls, please


Tandem Friends School, a grade 5-12 school rooted in Quaker values in Charlottesville, VA, is seeking a Staff Accountant to supervise and implement the accounting activities of the school. The position has both day-to-day and supervisorial accounting responsibilities, as well as responsibility for compiling and analyzing financial information. He or she will work closely with the Director of Finance and Operations to develop and implement systems for the Business Office, including the integration of tuition payment and contribution databases with the accounting system.

Responsibilities include:

 Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department;

 Process accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, and payroll;

 Perform and monitor daily integration of databases linked to accounting system;

 Perform month end close process, monthly bank and investment account reconciliations, and maintain fixed asset schedule;

 Review daily entry by accounting staff to ensure accurate postings;

 Produce monthly financial reports and present to Director of Finance and Operations for review and approval, (including balance sheet and comparisons of revenue and expense with budget);

 Assist in annual budgeting and annual audits;

 Work as integral part of the Human Resource Department in recording and monitoring payroll and benefit transactions in accounting system;

 Establish and maintain fiscal files, and assist in maintenance of personnel files;

 Other accounting duties as requested, to support the Director of Finance and Operations;

 Communications with parents regarding bills and payments;

 Maintain an upbeat and professional environment in the Business Office that is responsive to parents, faculty, staff and students.

This is a great opportunity for you if you have:

 Several recent years of experience as a Staff Accountant or Accounting Manager;

 Proven strong verbal communication skills to insure good relationships with parents and staff;

 Advanced computer skills in accounting software and Excel (knowledge of Financial Edge a plus);

 Proven knowledge of accounting principles and practices (experience in applying those principles in a non-profit or private school setting a plus);

 A sense of humor, high attention to detail and accuracy;

 Experience in directing and supervising others.

Tandem Friends School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, continually seeking to diversity its staff. Please send cover letter and resume to: Michele Jarman,