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 email@example.com.
For more information on Lincoln School, visit our website at www.lincolnschool.org.
Lincoln School is an Equal Opportunity/Aﬃrmative Action Employer. Members of groups historically underrepresented in independent schools are strongly encouraged to apply.