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Accounting Manager

This role exists to support and implement the Mission of Magnificat High School. The Accounting Manager works closely with the Vice President of Finance and Administration to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the finance function at Magnificat High School. Primary responsibilities include maintaining the general ledgers, reconciling accounts, preparing reports and supporting the team as needed.

Job Summary:

General Accounting

  1. Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts and document business transactions
  2. Prepare journal entries; performs bank reconciliations and reconcile general ledger accounts
  3. Prepare and reconcile monthly trial balances
  4. Prepare monthly closing reports including financial statements, for internal and external use. Monitor and review such reports for accuracy and completeness
  5. Prepare monthly department income statements for Department heads and other Administrators
  6. Responsible for budget input and general ledger and chart of accounts maintenance
  7. Resolves accounting discrepancies
  8. Assist in the preparation of the year-end audit work and development of the financial statements; collects and compiles information for the audit; may meet with auditors as requested/required; relays audit requests to department staff as requested by the Vice President of Finance and Administration
  9. Review and approve accounts payable invoices prior to payment
  10. Make independent decisions for accounting entries based on budgetary decisions and guidance from the Vice President of Finance and Administration
  11. Perform ad hoc analyses and projects as needed
  12. Manage and oversees daily AP activities

Financial Management

  1. Ensure appropriate internal controls are followed in order to monitor and safeguard the school’s assets
  2. Work collaboratively with the Director of Student Accounts prior to the closing of the monthly financial statements
  3. Perform a primary role in working with School departments for preparation of their budgets. This includes collecting and distributing information, compiling information received, and collaboration with department chairs, managers, and administrators concerning the budget process and relevant budgetary concerns
  4. Responsible for a lead role is preparation and distribution of monthly department budget to actual reports and monitoring and determining variances within the monthly budgets
  5. Assist the Vice President of Finance and Administration with the preparation/analysis/interpretation of reports for the Administration and the Board of Directors
  6. Work with Vice President of Finance and Administration in maintaining and updating the documentation of department processes and procedures
  7. Provide support and backup support/roles for other functional activities with the Finance Department
  8. Develop and implement system of internal controls to monitor and safeguard the school’s assets

Finance Team Leadership

  • - Work collaboratively with the Finance Office Team – including leading, training, assigning work; provide guidance and direction as needed
  • - Oversee financial aspects of fundraiser events inclusive of annual Night In Blue Bazaar and annual Endowment Gala event – including collaboratively working
  • with and overseeing fundraiser accountants
  • - Explain accounting policies to staff, vendors and parents

Required qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. CPA a plus, not required

Work Experience:

Requires three to five years of accounting experience

Experience in a not-for-profit organization with fund accounting experience preferred

Public accounting experience a plus


Knowledge of finance, accounting, financial reporting and budgeting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Expertise in Blackbaud Financial Edge or similar software a plus

Skills and Competencies:

Superior accounting and financial analysis skills

Detailed oriented with a focus on accuracy

Strong interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills

Ability to work collaboratively in situations in a diplomatic and professional manner

Good written and verbal communication skills

High proficiency on Microsoft Office (Excel)

Strong research and problem solving ability

Ability to use spreadsheets and other tools to analyze and communicate financial data

Strong belief in, and respect for, the Mission of Magnificat High School; personal knowledge of the school a plus; works effectively in a team environment; high degree of flexibility to meet tight deadlines and changing demands; ability to work extended days, evenings and weekends periodically, as needed. A commitment to confidentiality and good judgment on sensitive matters is essential.

To Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume by November 15th to:

Magnificat High School

20770 Hilliard Boulevard

Rocky River, OH 44116

Attn: Carolyn Offutt, Director of Human Resources

Or via email to careers@maghs.org

Due to limited staff, we respectfully request that interested candidates refrain from attempting to contact us via telephone.

Magnificat High School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace and strongly urges all qualified individuals to apply.