Accounting Specialist

Concord, California, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Accounting Specialist

Our client is an outstanding college-preparatory high school in the East Bay. They are committed to serving all young women who seek to grow in heart, faith, courage, scholarship, and leadership through educational excellence that integrates intellectual, moral, physical, psychological, social, and spiritual development. Their school models collaboration among students, faculty, parents, alumnae, Board, and the greater community that integrates a global perspective and a call to service.

As the Accounting Specialist, you will handle various aspects of the day-to-day account management of fiscal operations under the direction of the CFO and Controller while maintaining the core values of our client. The Accounting position models humble leadership while embracing possibility and innovation, delivers great product, and inspires joy and gratitude in students and colleagues.

  • This position adheres to all accounting policies and internal controls as stated in the Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual while performing the duties of Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Student Billing & Collections and cash receipts/banking.
  • Provides general support to the department as well as to other departments, faculty and staff.
  • Assists CFO and Controller with internal audit of accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned by the CFO and Controller.

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or related is preferred; relevant experience in Accounting considered in lieu of degree.
  • 2+ years of strong general accounting experience.
  • Experience working in school environment is a plus.
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism and empathy when working with parents, staff and faculty.
  • A strong sense of accuracy, attention to detail, and confidentiality.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Google apps (Gmail, sheets, docs, drive).
  • Possess a willingness to learn and improve process and systems to enhance efficiency of the department.

  • Familiarity with Blackbaud (Financial Edge accounting package).
  • Familiarity with SmartTuition billing system.
  • Familiarity with Insperity payroll processing.
  • Knowledge of unique financial accounting and reporting requirements of nonprofit education institutions.


Our client values their employees' time and efforts. Their commitment to your success is enhanced by their competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package.

Plus, they work to maintain the best possible environment for their employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. They strive to provide a collaborative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to their processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.