Job Listing
January 23, 2019
Accounting Manager
About Francis Parker School:
Francis Parker School is a coeducational independent day school in San Diego, California with 1250 students in grades JK-12. Founded in 1912, the school’s mission is “to create and inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world”.
Overlooking Mission Valley, two separate campuses serve students in Lower School – junior kindergarten through 5th grade; Middle School – 6th grade through 8th grade and Upper School – 9th grade through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school Parker offers a comprehensive program that includes twenty-five advanced placement courses as well as a rich palette of electives – all designed to meet the individual needs of our students.
Job Description:
Reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting operations within the Business Office, including month end and year end close. Supervises accounts payable and student billing.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
• Oversee accounting activities ensuring data integrity, completeness and accuracy
• Manage timely month-end and year-end close processes, including journal entries, subsidiary ledgers and account reconciliations on a monthly basis, in accordance with GAAP
• Maintain detailed records to support financial transactions
• Ensure adherence to policy and procedures, and internal controls
• Support Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements
• Provide training to existing and new staff
• Other financial or general support duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting experience, 2 years in a supervisory role
• Self-starter with excellent time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and reset priorities quickly
• Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to articulate clear message
• Advanced Excel skills
• Strong technical, analytical, and problem solving skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Experience with month-end/year-end close process
• Familiarity with preparation and review of financial statements
• Experience working for an organization whose financial statements have been audited
• Experience in accounting software conversions preferred, but not required
• Integrity, diplomacy, professionalism and confidentiality
Salary and Benefits:
Francis Parker School is committed to attracting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff through a substantial compensation plan, including competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits and full medical/dental coverage. Individual salary is negotiable depending on years of experience and educational background.
Francis Parker School values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. All employment decisions are made without regard to unlawful considerations of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Application Process:
A cover letter, resume and a completed employment application should be submitted electronically to:
Denise Pyeatt, Controller
[email protected]

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Denise Pyeatt, Controller
[email protected]