The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.
About the Position
The Shefa School is seeking a full-time School Accountant to support the school’s business office. The School Accountant will collaborate closely with the Controller and Chief Financial Officer to assist in the day-to-day operations of the school.
• Manage the School’s accounting function, ensuring accurate and timely financial information in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) • Prepare financial statements and analyses as required by the CFO for presentations to the Head of School and/or other parties • Assist in the maintenance of the school’s financial management system (QuickBooks) • Collaborate on annual financial audit and IRS Form 990 • Perform annual giving and capital campaign reconciliations • Perform cash flow and general ledger reviews on a quarterly basis • Support the CFO in the development and management of the annual budget to ensure that the school meets its financial goals • Act as liaison with FACTS Management and with enrolled families regarding tuition • Aid in student billing and monitor accounts receivable and compliance with payment plans • Complete surveys and outside requests for information • Provide timely and effective communication with parents, staff and external stakeholders • Complete other miscellaneous tasks as assigned in support of the Business Office and school operations
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field • Proficiency with QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills