Accounting Manager

Philadelphia, PA, US
Jul 22, 2021
Company Description

We are seeking an Accounting Manager to join our Finance Team in early September. The initial application deadline for this position is Friday, August 13th. All candidates who apply by this deadline will from us regarding the status of their application by Friday, August 20th.
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About Us
KIPP is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in educationally underserved communities. Over 100,000 students attend one of the 242 KIPP schools that operate in 31 regions across the United States. KIPP Philadelphia Schools Public Schools (KPPS) is a part of the national KIPP network and currently leads six schools serving approximately 2,400 students in North and West Philadelphia.

Our Mission
Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students to pursue the paths they choose-college, career, and beyond-so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world

Job Description

Position Overview
KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools (KPPS) seeks a strong finance/accounting professional to join a growing Finance team as we prepare for the region's next phase of growth and the implementation of our five-year strategic plan - an exciting moment in KPPS history! The Accounting Manager will monitor KPPS' daily financial activity and ensure compliance across accounts receivables, accounts payables, credit cards, and grants management. The Accounting Manager will work with colleagues across the organization as well as with KPPS back-office providers to ensure all transactions are properly recorded and supporting documentation is in place. The Accounting Manager will also review reporting for $25M+ in public and private grants to ensure spending is compliant with the grant. The Accounting Manager will report to the Managing Director of Finance until a full-time Controller is hired.
Key Responsibilities
General Accounting
  • Collects and deposits all cash receipts and maintain supporting documentation
  • Serves as "gatekeeper" in Anybill, the KPPS accounts payables platform, ensuring all payments are issued with appropriate supporting documentation and vendor files are maintained
  • Reviews monthly credit card expense reports for coding and supporting documentation
  • Performs periodic reconciliations on balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Assists the Managing Director of Finance in billing of revenue including federal grants, food service, etc.
  • Cultivates strong relationships across a wide variety of stakeholders, including but not limited to regional office leadership, school leadership, and KIPP Family Association leadership and serves as initial point of contact for questions/troubleshooting
Grants Management
  • Works with program managers to review spending and prepare reports for restricted spending sources
  • Maintains chart of accounts throughout the KPPS ecosystem to sufficiently track spending
Audit and Fiscal Compliance
  • Supports Finance team in preparing for and executing any financial audits and 990s, including compiling supporting documentation and reviewing certain general ledger accounts
  • Work with Anybill to prepare annual 1099s


Qualifications & Credentials
The following key competencies are a must for this position:
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving: Demonstrates ability to analyze processes and troubleshoot problems independently.
  • Project Management and Prioritization: Demonstrates ability to work across multiple departments and/or with multiple stakeholders to ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and engage stakeholders in change management.
  • Growth Mindset: Strong candidates are willing and eager to learn from others and apply feedback and take an active role in their own professional development, ensuring critical skills and competencies are continuously sharpened
In addition, the candidate must possess the following qualifications and skills and mindsets:
  • A passion for education and the KPPS mission
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and manage up, down, and across
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements
  • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work
  • Model KIPP Philadelphia's values (Children First, Cultural Competence, Community, Ownership) at all times
  • Self-awareness and ability to reflect on your practice, biases, and leans
  • Cultural competence and commitment to inclusion, anti-racism, and eradicating anti-Blackness
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office and G-Suite. Ideally, prior exposure to Intacct
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
  • Minimum 4 years of experience, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Non-profit experience required, K-12 experience preferred
  • Complete all required criminal and child abuse background checks:
    • PA State Police Clearance
    • PA Child Abuse Clearance
    • Cogent Federal Fingerprinting

Additional Information

  • The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000 and is commensurate with experience.
  • All staff members enjoy a comprehensive health benefits package, a 403B matching program, and access to free financial advising services

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