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Accounting Manager

Company: Amethod Public Schools (AMPS)
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Accounting ManagerAMPS (Amethod Public Schools) is a values driven organization. Our mission is to provide arigorous college preparatory education and character development program that willprepare students from underserved communities to succeed in college and beyond. Ourday-to-day work is driven within the organizational core values: Commitment to Distinction,Be Adaptable, Perseverance, Take Responsibility, and Students First. We are looking forteam members who exude these values and a passion for our mission.POSITION SUMMARYThe Accounting Manager directs the day-to-day activities of multiple specialized sectionswithin the Accounting Department and is responsible for and controls accounting recordsand financial transactions for Home Office (District) and six school sites.Working under the direction of the Director of Finance, the ideal Accounting Managercandidate will possess a comprehensive understanding of accounting practices andprocedures and experience in governmental accounting and/or auditing governmentalagencies to lead a complex financial operation and provide direction in the development ofaccounting controls for the AMPS. He/she will possess a strategic mindset to plan for thefuture given the ever-changing landscape of Charter School Finance. The AccountingManager must maintain focus on achieving the main goals and objectives of the AccountingDepartment despite unexpected shifts in priorities and deadlines.This position requires on-site presence 100% of the time - telecommuting (WFH)arrangements are not available. Please do not apply if you are unable to meet thiscommitment.Requirements:ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Must effectively carry out the essential duties and responsibilities of this position in a mannerthat consistently demonstrates the AMPS mission and core values. Other duties may beassigned.Category? Oversee and manage the general accounting functions, including, but not limited to:accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, and taxes? Manage full cycle AR for all billing and cash receipts for the Schools and Home Office(District)? Prepare and oversee month and year-end close for financial reporting? Direct, review, and facilitate financial and school audits, including the preparation ofthe Financial Reports.Rev: MRSJ 3_9_23? Assess current practices and procedures, and make recommendations forimprovements? Develops and implements internal controls? Understands and applies GAAP and non-profit accounting? Maintains the general ledger? Prepare, review, and analyze financial statements to ensure accuracy andcompleteness? Perform balance sheet reconciliations, monthly budget reports and ad hoc reporting,as requested? Supervise and/or manage general ledger accounting functions and processes? Reviews and analyzes finances? Ensures compliance with regulations? Partner with budget managers and stakeholders including, but not limited to provideaccounting education to support budget managers, maintain strong employeerelationships, and assist with timely and accurate financial reporting. works closelywith budget managers to provide accurate and complete financial reporting? Work with external auditors to ensure correct and timely closing and reporting atyear-end? Periodic grant and cash management reports? Manages the Accounts Payable AssociateQUALIFICATIONS AND TRAITSRequired:? Bachelor's degree or Equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Auditing or BusinessAdministration? Five years of professional-level experience in accounting or governmental field-auditing work, including three years of governmental accounting or governmentalfield auditing experience and supervision of professional accounting personnel.? Detailed knowledge of US Federal, State and local payroll tax laws.? 2-3 years hands on functional Payroll experience OR equivalent.? Previous Experience with NetSuite and Paylocity is highly preferred? Strong planning, organizational and time management skills, as well as attention todetail and strong analytical problem-solving skills.? Possess a comprehensive understanding of accounting practices and procedures andexperience in governmental accounting and/or auditing governmental agencies tolead a complex financial operation? The ideal candidate has strong decision-making skills and not only can identify issuesbut present pragmatic solutions.? Must have strong communication skills (both written and oral) with the ability topresent accounting and financial concepts and procedures to staff, including theDirector of Finance? Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office especially Excel and Word.Rev: MRSJ 3_9_23PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS--- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.--- Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding,machine operation, etc.) most of the workday.--- Talking and hearing and understanding speech at a reasonable volume.--- Near and far visual acuity/depth perception/color vision/field of vision.--- Reading printed matter and computer screens.--- Bending, twisting, stooping and reaching.--- Required to exert physical effort in handling objects (Lift, carry, push and/or pull up)up to twenty pounds rarely.--- Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization's facilities.AMPS is strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff, and we encourageapplications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. AMPS does notdiscriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation,national origin, ethnic origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.

Keywords: Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), Richmond , Accounting Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Richmond, California

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