Eagle Hill School

Hardwick, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3044079
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 31, 2019
  • Starting Date: April 30, 2019

Job Description

The Controller is an integral part of the Business Office and is responsible for all accounting activities. Responsible for management of the General Ledger accounting system, ensuring accounts are maintained in accordance with GAAP, proper internal controls are in place, a timely month-end close, and all appropriate general ledger accounts are properly reconciled. The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

Roles & Responsibilities
• Ensure accurate posting of entries to general ledger according to GAAP.
• Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable posting and reporting to ensure timely, accurate information.
• Facilitate timely monthly close, review and prepare financial reports ensuring budget variances properly investigated.
• Prepare worksheets and files as needed for annual audit.
• Payroll: Input, reconcile and ensure timely distribution of payroll. Remit appropriate Federal and State tax withholding and other filings as needed. Ensure timely production of W-2’s, 1099’s, etc.
• Retirement Plan Administration: Maintain employee contribution records, sync with payroll, manage loans and periodic reporting, including 5500 audit and filing.
• Cash Management: Account for all cash accounts, including monthly reconciliations. Prepare cash projections as requested.
• Petty Cash: Ensure sufficient cash levels and account for cash advances and expenses.
• Investment Accounts: Maintain and reconcile all investment activities and ensure proper accounting.
• Personnel: Maintain contracts, work authorization materials and benefits enrollment for all employees.
• Student Spending Account: Oversee student spending account entries by accounts payable clerk and ensure proper documentation for posted expenses.
• Counseling: Input counseling transactions, prepare bills and statements and pay contract counselors.
• File reports and information as needed to get reimbursed under the National School Lunch Program.

Essential Skills
• Detail-oriented with extensive accounting experience.
• Professionally personable and approachable.
• Extensive experience with cloud-based accounting systems. Microsoft Office proficiency, especially Excel.
• Experience working with school senior administrators and boards, maintaining the requisite demeanor and confidentiality.

Preferred Skills
• 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
• Experience in education, e.g., private, public or charter schools, colleges or vocational schools.
• Additional IT proficiency such as downloading/uploading data, merging files and experience with report writing tools, specific HRIS systems, etc. Adept in working with IT vendors to articulate issues and assist in troubleshooting problems.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Business/Finance
  • Welcome to Eagle Hill School!

    Eagle Hill School is an independent boarding school serving students with learning (dis)abilities.

    Statement of Mission

    Eagle Hill School educates students with learning (dis)abilities by providing an intimate and encouraging community that honors the individual, values learning diversity, and fosters personal and social growth.


    Eagle Hill School believes:

    that every student can learn.

    that every person who interacts with a student is a teacher.

    that learning differently demands teaching differently.

    that the foremost responsibility for pedagogical decisions lies with individual teachers.

    that all teachers should have the necessary resources for implementing the curriculum.

    that parent partnerships are an essential component in the pursuit of academic and social development.

    that we must encourage students to learn about learning and to form their own beliefs in a search for intellectual autonomy.

    that the exploration of the arts and exposure to athletics are essential components in the development of independent, curious, and critical thinkers.

    that we must impart to our students a sense of moral responsibility for their thoughts and actions in the hope that they will strive to be citizens tolerant of the differences in the world that they will inherit. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Eagle Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Qualifications & Education:
      Degree: Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. MBA, CPA or CMA preferred.
      Accounting: Highly experienced in accounting processes, reconciliation, and report and statement production.
      Information Technology: Experienced in accounting, HR and office administrative systems.
      Self-motivated, organized, able to prioritize workflow, meet deadlines and independently complete tasks.
      Passion for Eagle Hill mission, deeply caring for the success of every Eagle Hill student.

      Physical Requirements:
      Extensive periods of sitting and possibly typing at a computer keyboard
      Ability to lift 25 lbs (storage boxes, groups of binders or similar)
      Extended periods of concentration necessary to timely complete tasks
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Employment at Eagle Hill School
    • 242 Old Petersham Road
    • Hardwick, Massachusetts 01037

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