Green Hedges School seeks an experienced full-time Accountant for the 2023-2024 school year. Green Hedges is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 190 students in Vienna, VA, fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
Computer: Literacy in Excel a must. Experience with Blackbaud is highly desirable
Experience: Three – five years experience a must. Experience with independent schools is a plus
Degree: An undergraduate degree in accounting or equivalent experience
Communication: Excellent communication skills
Other requirements:Must be able to work independently and complete tasks fully to meet deadlines. Must be able to adjust work schedule to meet situational work demands
Knowledge of non-profit accounting a plus
A high level of energy
Good time management skills and initiative
Successful candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
Assists the Director of Finance with the ongoing accounting tasks primarily, but not limited to, make deposits, reconcile accounts, and prepare audit schedules.
Adhere to the School’s Mission and Core Values
Collaborate closely with the Director of Finance, administrative staff and parents
Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and constructive home-school communication
Perform professional duties efficiently, manage resources effectively and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
Observe the policies and procedures as set forth in the Personnel Manual
Serve as an advocate for the School in the wider community
Perform professional duties efficiently, as assigned by the Director of Finance or Head of School
Maintains database for Student Billing to ensure accurate and timely information for the monthly billing cycles using Blackbaud Tuition Management
Processes accurate input of data to student accounts including monthly billing, cash receipts, and auxiliary charges
Ensures accurate billing for students enrolled in the Extended Day program, After School Activities, Summer Camp and other student related charges
Reconciles and generates monthly billing
Works closely with the Director of Philanthropy to accurately record pledges and payments for various fundraising campaigns. Maintains accurate records of such and prepares necessary audit schedule.
Makes needed bank deposits
Prepares revenue and expense account analyses at year-end for the school’s annual audit. Collects required supporting documents that may need to be reviewed.
Processes and orders school supplies for faculty and staff.
Processes monthly accounts receivable and accounts payable information related to the Parent Association. Prepares a Statement of Income and Expense to be used for planning and budgeting.
Maintains a file of service contracts with vendors and with outside organizations for facility rental. Ensures that a certificate of insurance is on file when appropriate. Prepares annual 1099 Misc/1096 for required vendors.
Green Hedges School is committed to equal employment opportunity. The School does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or physical or mental disability.
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.
In 1942, Frances and Kenton Kilmer, children of international artists, founded Green Hedges School to provide a learning environment that emphasizes excellence in the core subjects while reflecting their passion for the arts and languages and their appreciation for cultural and religious diversity. Building on their vision, we teach a robust liberal arts program from the earliest ages–providing context, encouraging connections, and inspiring creativity. Our approach creates a strong foundation and allows students to achieve a deeper and broader understanding within all disciplines.