Accounting Manager

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago | Northbrook, IL, United States

Posted Date 7/01/2022


This position is available July 18, 2022.


Mission Statement: “At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS), we ignite our students’ Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.”



The Accounting Manager's primary responsibility is to coordinate all accounting processes and procedures including audit, reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, and financial statement preparation and analysis and budgeting. The Accounting Manager will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The Accounting Manager will: 

  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain internal controls and safeguards of cash, revenue, and expenses  
  • Consistently analyze financial data and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; monthly bank and account reconciliations. 
  • Handle all aspects of accounts payable, student enrollment & re-enrollment contracts and accounts receivable/collections. 
  • Assist the DFO with the preparation of departmental budgets and forecasts, working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance and development. 
  • Oversee projects and grants accounting, ensure expenditures are aligned with budgets and grant guidelines.
  • Communicate accounting policies to employees and ensure compliance 
  • Coordinate all audit activity, taking a lead position on preparation of schedules and work papers 
  • Maintain and monitor fixed asset schedules for expenditures, inventory and depreciation calculations
  • Support the payroll process and flexible tuition process
  • Partner with the development department to ensure proper data entry of donations and gift restrictions
  • Prepare periodic surveys and reports for the school's trade & professional organizations
  • Additional duties as assigned



Annual salary range of $60,000-$80,000 based on education and experience

Medical Insurance and other benefits offered including paid PTO time

Opportunities and funding for ongoing professional development

Supportive leadership


Qualification Requirements

  • BS/BA in Accounting
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in accounting (non-profit experience preferred) including financial statement preparation and auditing
  • Solid experience leading audit activities, general ledger, payroll, accounting for investments and grant management
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities - organizing people and processes 
  • Accurate keyboarding and data entry skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • The ability to work collaboratively with coworkers and other school community members 
  • Keen analytical skills and a detail-oriented work style 
  • Advanced organization and problem-solving skills which allow for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting 
  • Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of Excel and Blackbaud accounting software or other financial system software and Paylocity
  • Proactive, hands-on-strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the DFO, the responsibility for finance

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