City and Country School seeks a full-time Controller.
This is a great opportunity to further your career and gain a skillset within an established and reputable organization. Primary responsibilities for the Controller position include oversight and maintenance of the school's general ledger, monthly closings and financial reporting. The Controller will supervise and lead the Business Office but as the office is small, we are looking for someone that can be hands-on. Specific Controller duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Oversee process and reporting for all accounting modules (A/P, A/R, G/L and payroll).
Prepare periodic journal entries, reconciliations and benchmarking analyses.
Review monthly bank reconciliations.
Review/Prepare monthly account analysis.
Generate and distribute monthly budget reports and financial statements.
Work with the Director of Finance and Operations to coordinate the annual audit process.
City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits.
The Controller position requires an individual with strong management and communication skills in addition to being technically strong in areas related to accounting, general ledger maintenance and financial reporting, and GAAP. This position reports directly to the Director of Finance and Operations. The position requires:
At least 5 years of related (not-for profit or public accounting) experience, CPA a plus.
A consistent employment history with the ability to succeed.
Working knowledge of accounting related functions (A/P, P/R, Benefits and A/R).
High proficiency working with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word and ability to work well in an automated environment. (Knowledge of Financial Edge, Raiser’s Edge and SmartTuition a plus)
Ability to work independently
Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively.
High level of organization skills with an attention to detail and deadlines.
Ability to think logically, make decisions and solve problems; must be able to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
Ability to supervise staff level positions.
About City and Country School
City and Country School is an independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.