Staff / Full-Time

Lincoln School, Providence, RI

Lincoln School, founded in 1884, is an independent Early Childhood-Grade 12 Quaker school for girls in Providence, Rhode Island. We are currently seeking an Accountant to join the Business Office. This full-time, exempt position is open immediately. Lincoln School values working with a diverse faculty and staff and seeks applications from individuals who share our commitment to educating girls to fearlessly embrace the opportunities and responsibilities of full citizenship in a complex world.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for monthly account reconciliations, closing processes, transaction review and verification, general ledger accuracy
  • Manage budgeting processes and report on expense budget components such as departmental expenses, operational expenses, and capital projects
  • Monitor and forecast the cash needs of the School
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts monthly
  • Reconcile and update endowment investments with the school’s general ledger accounting records
  • Reconcile all general ledger gift records with the Advancement Office and ensure consistency and timeliness in reporting of incoming pledges and new gifts
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and highlight for management team members any issues with their budgets or spending rates
  • Provide financial analysis as needed
  • Assist with annual audit which includes coordination with independent auditors and School personnel regarding timing and completion of responsibilities
  • Maintain fixed asset schedule and depreciation schedules
  • Prepare surveys, grant requests, compliance reports, and internal and external information requests for financial data
  • Prepare ad-hoc accounting reports as needed
  • Provide administrative support to the CFO as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in accounting, non-profit/independent school experience highly preferred
  • A strong knowledge of general ledger accounting, and budgeting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • A high degree of computer literacy and strong skills in spreadsheet-based financial analysis
  • Ability to analyze and organize financial data and ability to make accurate computations
  • Ability to self-motivate, and problem-solve
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Julie Stafford, Human Resources Manager at

For more information on Lincoln School, visit our website at

Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lincoln School

Providence, RI
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Girls, All Gender