Staff / Full-Time

Friends Academy, Dartmouth, MA

Friends Academy is a small, progressive EC-8 school of 250 students on the south coast of Massachusetts. We are known for having a strong sense of community that balances academics, arts, social and emotional learning, athletics, and outdoor activities.


This full-time position reports to the Director of Finance & Operations and is responsible for overseeing the day to day Business Office activities in a fast-paced school, which include:

  • Manage/oversee all financial accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and employee benefits administration; serve as back-up for other functions, when necessary
  • Maintain current working knowledge of accounting principles; ensure appropriate financial policies and internal controls are implemented and followed; maintain knowledge of employment laws applicable to workers in Massachusetts
  • On a monthly basis, reconcile all cash, checking, and investment accounts; review and reconcile general ledger accounts; prepare journal entries as necessary
  • Lead and coordinate internal annual financial statement audit and 403(b) plan audit process; prepare work papers, analyses and reconciliation documents and schedules for annual audit
  • Prepare/submit documents for completion of IRS Form 990, Forms 5500, 1094-C and 1095-C Forms
  • Prepare financial statements and analyses and prepare and distribute monthly departmental budget reports
  • Collaborate with the Development Office staff to reconcile fund designation for cash receipts and pledges; manage endowed funds; provide stewardship reports upon request
  • Collaborate with departments, including maintenance, human resources, and division heads, to establish effective/efficient processes for financial management and oversight


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field
  • 3 years of relevant experience 
  • A strong alignment with Friends Academy’s Mission and philosophy and dedication to working in a progressive school community with a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Optimistic, self-motivated, steady, detail-oriented, and humble
  • Comfortable being flexible and value working as a part of a team
  • Professional, confidential, generous, and a lifelong learner

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three references included together in one PDF document to with “Bookkeeper” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Friends Academy admits students and hires faculty and staff of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the school. Friends Academy does not discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity of others in the administration of its educational policies, employment practices, admissions policies, financial aid program, or other school-administered programs.

Friends Academy

Dartmouth, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender