Accounting Manager

KIPP TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Full Time

Company Description

About KIPP Texas

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 59 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Texas is part of the national KIPP network of 255 college-preparatory public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Nationwide, KIPP students complete four-year college at a rate of 36 percent, comparable to the national average for all students and approximately three times higher than the average of students from low-income communities.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Accounting Manager will be responsible for booking all journal entries related to revenue. The individual will also be responsible for capital budgeting and helping construct financial reports out of Sage Intacct (accounting system). Further, the individual is expected to improve processes by utilizing technology (Excel, VBA, etc.). The individual will also be assigned technical accounting duties such as technical accounting research, therefore knowledge of US GAAP and the ability to research and understand ASC standards is a must. Additionally, it is important that the Accounting Manager has developed leadership skills and the ability to influence and take the initiative on projects, since they will be managing a small team. It is also critical that the Accounting Manager is well-aligned with

  • Our values to champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and rise together
  • Our belief that all students will learn and achieve at high levels given the opportunity
  • And our mission to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities

Key Responsibilities

  • Train Staff Accountant on policies and procedures related to all relevant tasks
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the revenue accounting team to ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Maintain and monitor school revenue tracking software
  • Monitor AR receivable balances
  • Ensure revenue transactions are properly accounted for
  • Manage Child Nutrition program and other miscellaneous grants
  • Ability to understand databases and analyze data to provide analysis to Finance Leadership Team (Assistant Controller, Controller, MD of FP&A, CFO, DCFO)
  • Develop relationships with all departments at SSP (Central Administration)
  • Maintain General Ledger system
  • Perform monthly close procedures
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Excel / Google sheets

Qualifications

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required – preferably in Accounting
  • Deep belief in the mission and values of KIPP Texas Public Schools
  • Exceptional analytic, strategic, and problem-solving skills
  • Positive, customer service-oriented mindset
  • Strong planning, organization, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage a variety of tasks.
  • Results-oriented, hands-on team player who is dedicated to getting the job done
  • Strategic Mindset, aptitude for conflict, and strong delegation ability as this position will manage multiple staff accountants

Bonus points:

  • CPA is a plus
  • Previous audit experience is a plus
  • Strong understanding of macros and VBA a plus

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to a competitive salary scale, a part of KIPP Texas’ competitive benefits options, KIPP offers all employees an $0 HMO plan for the employee only. In addition to our $0 plan, KIPP provides a $600 employer contribution towards a Health Savings Account and a variety of other supplemental benefits such as Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.

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