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Windward School, a grade 7-12 college-preparatory, independent day school in vibrant West Los Angeles, is currently seeking an experienced, highly organized, and detail-oriented Business Office Associate to join our Business Office Department.

This position will perform accounting and administrative duties related to the efficient maintenance and processing of transactions, following the standards of Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP). The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong accounting skills and possess a high level of professionalism. An understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally and ethnically diverse population is essential.

This position reports to the Directors of Finance.

A nationwide leader in educational models and practices that excite students about learning, Windward is committed to building a nurturing, inclusive culture. We welcome teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work fostering a diverse school community.

At Windward, we are dedicated to cultivating an environment that encourages and supports growth and belonging amongst all community members. Windward teachers, parents, and administrators work together to inspire our students to be responsible, caring, well-informed, ethical, prepared, and well-balanced young adults.

For more information on what Windward has to offer, please visit windwardschool.org/about/careers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day accounting operations, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger
  • Accounts Receivable including: billing families, collecting tuition and fees, contacting parents as needed, recording and reconciling Blackbaud Tuition Management.
  • One Card monitoring, processing and reconciling for Pavilion and Events
  • Budget activity review and dissemination
  • School bus transportation liaison, communicate with outside bus company, meet with bus drivers; communicate with parents and school any changes to daily bus schedule.
  • Monthly financial close journal entry preparation, including but not limited to: expense accruals/reversals/allocations, depreciation expense, and revenue recognition
  • Monthly balance sheet account reconciliations
  • External audit and tax preparation assistance
  • Record keeping:  hard and soft copies of cash receipt and disbursement documents maintained accurately and timely

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related discipline preferred
  • 2+ years of hands-on accounting in an office environment
  • Provide excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Exercises professional integrity, confidentiality, and judgment; maintains confidentiality of organizational information
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to multitask, prioritize duties, and meet deadlines
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and detail-oriented
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, G-Suite, Blackbaud, and Google Docs
  • Ability  to interpret information and apply logic to solve problems and draw relevant conclusions
  • Strong team player skills: active listening, collaboration, open and productive dialogue
  • Able to complete or oversee the completion of assigned tasks/projects in a timely manner
  • Able to receive and understand direction from supervisor and School leadership
  • Able to lift and carry objects weighing up to 5 pounds

Salary Range:  $68-$80K

This is a great chance to be part of a dynamic, close-knit, independent school culture and community.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

●          Medical, dental, vision insurance

●          Paid Holidays, Vacation and Wellness days

●          Retirement Plan, including up to 6% employer match

●          School-paid Life and Disability Insurance

●          Flexible Spending Account Plans

●          Annual $2,000 FlexCheck

●          Annual $2,500 Lunch Allowance

●          MetLife Group Home & Auto Group Discount

●          Access to Peak Performance Center to promote physical and mental health

●          Wellness Initiatives, including Chair Massages, free Wellness Coaching, Self-Care Reimbursement, and much more!

●          Employee Assistance Program

●          Tuition Remission

●          Nurturing, supportive and inclusive community

●          And much more!

To Apply: All interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter via the Application link.

EOE

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