Business Office & Financial Aid Analyst

Administrator / Full-Time

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Newton, MA

Schechter Boston is seeking a Business Office & Financial Aid Analyst who will report to the Controller, providing accounting support and assistance for Accounting, and other areas of the Business Office.

This can be one full-time position or two part-time positions, depending on the skill set and areas of expertise of the candidate(s). The position requires an accounting background, an aptitude for business analysis, outstanding organizational skills, and a commitment to strict confidentiality concerning all matters of the business organization.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Accounting

  • Perform accounting responsibilities at the direction of, and in coordination with, the Controller/Director of Finance involving confidential information.
  • General ledger accounting entries and monthly account reconciliations including credit cards, fixed assets, tuition and other revenue, leases, and others as assigned.
  • Record and reconcile all cash receipts maintaining proper documentation and journal entries.
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of student billing.
  • Monitor accounts receivable balances and communicate with families as necessary to ensure collection.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting including key performance indicators, benchmark analysis, and peer school comparisons.
  • Assist with preparation and participate in the annual audit processes.
  • Annual Fund, Capital Campaign and restricted gift tracking, including reconciliation with the Development Office and maintain pledge receivable schedule.
  • Oversee accounting for the endowment and maintain schedules for performance.
  • Assist Controller and DFO with preparation and monitoring of annual budgets.
  •  Responsibility for knowledge of all daily processes of the business office to serve as back-up in the event of absence and for major projects in each area.

 

Financial Aid

  • Organize and track financial aid files as they are received.
  • Review all financial aid applications (including the PFS, RFC, tax returns and supporting schedules, W2s, merit applications, etc.); calculate and tabulate initial proposed awards based on information received.
  • Serve on the Financial Aid Committee; work with the committee to assign financial aid awards.
  • Maintain policies, procedures and systems for such activities as financial aid application processes, award determination, appeal procedures, and family communication.
  • Maintain transparency and consistency of the financial aid program through recording, tracking, reporting, reviewing and documenting processes, procedures, awards, and financial implications.
  • Serve as point of contact and liaison between the admission office and the business office regarding financial aid.
  • In conjunction with DFO, maintain analytics and assessment of net tuition revenue, effectiveness of the use of financial aid as an enrollment tool.
  • Prepare financial aid reports for the Board of Trustees and Head of School as assigned by the DFO.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Controller/DFO.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in business or related field, bachelors preferred plus a minimum of 5 years of experience working in a financial or accounting capacity or equivalent combination of experience and education preferably in an independent school or higher education institution.
  • Accounting software experience required (Blackbaud preferred).
  • Organized, highly detail-oriented, and able to multi-task.
  • Solid working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications with expertise in Excel and Power Point.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both oral and written, that lead to the cultivation of relationships with parents and colleagues.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders including students, parents, alumnae, the school community, and the external community.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary; commensurate with experience.
  • We thrive to provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: health insurance, prescription drug benefit, vision, healthcare/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), long term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer matching, paid holidays, sick time and personal time, and early dismissal on Fridays.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@ssdsboston.org.  

About the School:

Schechter Boston creates a Jewish educational experience where each child, 15 months through eighth grade, is known, belongs, is engaged and inspired.  Faculty, staff and students at Schechter benefit from a highly collaborative, mutually supportive environment in which each person’s individual strengths are recognized and cultivated, and are vital to the success and learning of the community as a whole. Individuals who work at Schechter Boston must thrive in a culture that lives every day by the following cultural values:

  • Believing there is no limit to better
  • Providing honest and kind feedback
  • Failing forward
  • Leaning into complexity
  • Being kinder than necessary

Accessible by public transportation:

Schechter is accessible by NewMo, a Newton-sponsored ridesharing service from the following stations: Newtonville Station (Commuter Rail- Worcester Line), Needham Heights Station (Commuter Rail- Needham Line) Chestnut Hill Station (MBTA Green Line-D), Newton Highlands Station (MBTA Green Line- D). NewMo lets you book a ride ($2/ride) from any of these stations to the Wells Avenue Business District, where the school is located.  

 

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

Newton, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated