Accounting and Human Resources Specialist

Staff / Full-Time

Boston University Academy, Boston, MA

Accounting and Human Resources Specialist

Boston University Academy seeks an Accounting and Human Resources Specialist to begin in December 2021. The Accounting and HR Specialist has two primary functions. One is oversight of the accounting and related business/financial areas of school life, primarily: accounts payable; accounts receivable; budget reconciliation and tracking; sourcing and procurement. The second is serving as the school’s Human Resources Liaison, which involves oversight of the hiring process; onboarding; performance evaluation; vacation/sick time tracking; compliance; training; benefits support; and other HR-related areas. Both primary functions involve deep collaboration with several University departments and direct work with BU Academy faculty and staff. The Specialist reports to the Director of Operations and Finance.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience in a related field (accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources)
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • A collaborative mindset and team-player mentality
  • Excellent time-management and organization skills
  • Technologically savvy
  • Strong relationship building skills across departments
  • Customer-service orientation

Experience or knowledge of independent schools and the independent-school market is a plus. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

As the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, Boston University Academy (BUA) offers students who love learning both a traditional, caring independent school experience and access to a broad range of university courses. In the eleventh and twelfth grades, students follow their passions by regularly completing up to twelve courses from Boston University’s undergraduate curriculum. The school’s 220 students are curious, capable, and kind. They come from 55 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. Roughly 60% of students identify as students of color. One third are on financial aid — a reflection of BUA’s commitment to equity and access.

To apply, please upload a resume, list of references (if available), and cover letter addressed to Derek Dettorre, Director of Operations and Finance, here. Please send any questions to

Boston University Academy

Boston, MA
High School
All Gender