Senior Accountant

  • Whitefield Academy
  • Smyrna, GA, USA
  • May 26, 2023
Full time Business

Job Description

Primary Objective:

The senior accountant is responsible for overseeing the daily accounting and bookkeeping functions of the school, ensuring the operations are in line with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).


Key Responsibilities:

·         Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with GAAP and regulatory requirements

·         Coordinate all financial audit activity

·         Oversee all financial and project accounting; ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with donor restrictions and program budgets

·         Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements

·         Support Director of Finance in financial operating models and budgets

·         Enrollment records set-up and management

·         Manage organizational cash and cash flow forecasting

·         Oversee student account billing and collections

·         Prepare variance analysis

·         Reconcile bank accounts

·         Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and budgets versus actual expenditures

·         Maintain fixed asset records

·         Assist Director of Finance with financial aid administration

·         Coordinate scholarships for Georgia Goal program

·         Manage development accounting

·         Manage corporate credit card issuance, cancelation, increases & reconciliation        

·         Create online payment templates to support various departments and post related revenue and fees

·         Attend finance committee meetings and take minutes

·         Review and sign weekly accounts payable checks

·         Review payroll, create tuition deduction and lunch taxation schedules, post payroll reports

·         Serve as back-up for AR & AP Specialist

·         Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals

·         Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions

·         Other responsibilities as assigned by administration




·         Bachelor’s degree with an accounting emphasis

·         Five years’ experience with general ledger management

·         Five years’ experience with financial reporting

·         Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

·         Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

·         Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency – intermediate Microsoft Excel skills; experience with Veracross student information system preferred


In addition, the person should:

·         Commit to living his/her life under the lordship of Christ

·         Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and be a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school

·         Believe and affirm the school’s Statement of Faith

·         Commit to exhibiting Whitefield’s core value for our students to experience diversity that reflects the body of Christ and support the school’s diversity vision that aims at unity in Christ

·         Demonstrate evidence of consistent spiritual activities such as worship at a local church, fellowship with the body of Christ, personal devotional time with the Lord, and individual study of scripture

·         Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with other staff members, students, families, and the community at large

·         Be actively involved in a local church


Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A request for reasonable accommodations must be submitted to the HR department.


Work for this position will primarily take place in an office. The physical demands of this position include lifting up to 25 pounds often, and up to 50 pounds rarely; carrying up to 10 pounds often, up to 25 pounds regularly, and up to 50 pounds rarely; climbing/balancing, kneeling, crouching, and crawling rarely; stooping intermittently; bending and standing regularly; pushing/pulling, reaching, sitting, and walking often. To perform this job the person must be able to work for extended periods of time at a computer/keyboard; must be able to talk, hear, stand, sit, and/or walk for extended periods of time; and must possess normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.


Nothing in this job description restricts the School’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.


This full-time position will begin immediately.  To apply please go to under About Us/Employment Opportunities. Whitefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer.