Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is rooted in a strong and deep history. Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, it is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school dedicated to the educational philosophy expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. SHS is made up of three divisions: Preschool & Kindergarten, Lower & Middle Schools (grades first through eighth) and Preparatory (grades nine through 12).
Located on a beautiful 64?acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others. For more information about the schools, please visit our website: https://www.shschools.org/about/overview
The role of the Assistant Controller at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is an exceptional opportunity to expand your career as a respected staff member of one of the Bay Area's premier independent Catholic schools. This full-time position enjoys a year-round schedule of duties effective immediately.
Essential Duties include but are not limited to:
Prepare and review journal entries and account reconciliations.
Record investment, track gift and endowment activity, and maintain all supporting schedules.
Responsible for the accounting for contributions and pledges, including reconciliation to Advancement reports.
Maintain fixed asset records by recording new assets, depreciation, impairment, and disposals.
Prepare monthly financial statements, management / board reports and trend analysis in accordance with GAAP guidelines and industry standards.
Support preparation of annual budget and provide monthly and ad hoc budget reports to budget managers, assisting them with questions and in resource management.
Prepare scheduled and ad hoc reports and analysis including budget reports throughout the year.
Prepare regulatory and tax reporting as required (571-L, welfare exemption filings, etc.).
Prepare various survey responses and other compliance filings, maintaining data needed.
Support the annual financial audit, including providing requested schedules and year-end closing data as required.
Support procedural updates while continuously identifying areas where procedures can be further improved.
Review payroll journal entries.
Review weekly check runs.
Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Coordinate interfaces between the accounting system and related applications; lead team in solutions if issues develop.
Act as a liaison between the Business Office and other departments by providing outstanding service to parents, students, employees, school leadership, and the community.
Other duties / special projects as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or in Business with emphasis in Accounting or closely related field
Five (5) years of progressive senior-level accounting experience
Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and revenue recognition around contributed revenue (i.e., restricted and unrestricted funds)
Proven work experience in accounting and reporting for monetary pledges, contributions and endowments while maintaining GAAP and regulatory requirements
Proven success in producing accounting entries, reports and audit deliverables in accordance with GAAP
Proven ability to manage fiscal non-profit audits and 990 preparation
Proven ability to enhance and streamline processes and transition the Finance Department to an electronic/paperless environment.
Ability to work collaboratively within a diverse community
Organizational budgeting proficiency, including but not limited to financial analysis
Sophisticated understanding of enterprise level technology used in non-profit accounting and operational management
A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and professional behavior based in the Goals and Criteria
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Expert level user of Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Expert level user of Google Suite programs, especially Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Sheets
Strong organizational, research, administrative, and time management skills
Strong level of business ethics and integrity
Ability to develop solutions to meet programmatic and organizational needs by creatively applying knowledge and exercising sound judgment, often in collaboration with others.
Master's degree and/or CPA license preferred
Prior work experience in not-for-profit accounting preferred
Knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and QuickBooks a plus
A detailed job description, detailed instructions for applying and information about the school can be viewed at the school website: Career Page
Salary: This position offers competitive compensation based on years of experience and skills level; health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan and more.
To apply online send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate Assistant Controller 2021 in the subject line of the e?mail. We apologize that we are not able to respond to email or phone requests for additional information. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to: Sacred Heart Schools, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 Attention Human Resources: Assistant Controller 2021
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.
As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.