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General Accountant

Company: Kipp New Orleans
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 13 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 6,200 elementary, middle, and high school students. For over 15 years, we have a proven track record of preparing students for success in college and beyond.

Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students. As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place. We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.

KIPP New Orleans Schools doesnt stand for or support any anti-black or racist behavior. Anti-black or racist behavior wont be tolerated. We recognize the importance of an inclusive environment and believe in providing programming that acknowledges racial injustices, biases and our own identities.

At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: building academically excellent schools & creating unlimited opportunities for every student in New Orleans. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose.


At KIPP New Orleans Schools, we are grounded in 5 beliefs Relentlessness, Equity, Achievement, Community and Hope. These 5 beliefs guide the work that we do to provide academically excellent schools and unlimited opportunity for every student in New Orleans.

Job Description

The General Accountant positions support the Senior Accountant/Controller in all grants and general accounting functions, and provides direct support to school and regional office partners. The General Accountant ensures financial records are recorded and maintained with utmost accuracy, on-time, and in compliance with internal controls and financial policies. The General Accountant must possess:

  • Solid organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to advance numerous competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to coordinate activities across team members at multiple locations
  • Comfort defining and upholding high expectations, including delivering and receiving constructive feedback
  • Adaptability and comfort working in a complex, fast-paced environment that demands continuous learning and improvement
  • A passion for KNOSs mission of advancing unlimited opportunities for students through extraordinary academic achievement and personal growth

    In executing all responsibilities, the General Accountant must focus on excellent outcomes for the students who KNOS serves and the organization as a whole

    The General Accountants responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
    • Grants Accounting:
      • Submits grant claims and ensures fiscal compliance with federal and private grant awards, applications, budgets and guidelines
      • Works closely with the Development and Grants team to prepare restricted donor budgets, reconciliations, and reporting
      • Records day-to-day cash receipts and receivable entries
      • General Ledger:
        • Prepares bank, restricted fund accounts, and records related journal entries
        • Reconciles balance sheet accounts, including payroll and benefit accounts, and records related journal entries
        • Reviews revenue and expenses for proper ledger coding
        • Reporting:
          • Assists with quarterly and year-end reporting, and prepares annual the annual audit process
          • Assists with preparation of year-end Form 1099 and Form 990 filing
          • Compliance:
            • Maintains compliance with applicable state and federal grant and fund accounting requirements, and implements accounting policies and controls
            • Miscellaneous
              • Supports and provides backup for all accounting functions including, but not limited to, accounts payable, payroll, grants, and purchasing.
              • Supporting KNOS mission and goals in organization wide initiatives Qualifications
                • Bachelors or Masters degree in Accounting required
                • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in accounting or auditing, preferably some experience with grant accounting
                • Active CPA license is preferred
                • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
                • Keen attention to detail
                • Grounded in our 5 organizational beliefs Relentlessness, Equity, Achievement, Community and Hope. These 5 beliefs guide the work that we do to provide academically excellent schools and unlimited opportunity for every student in New Orleans.
                  Additional Information

                  Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement.
                  • Healthcare (including vision, dental, and short-term disability) provided for employees
                  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% salary match
                  • 104 PTO hours equaling 13 days per year
                  • On-going professional development opportunitiesby Jobble

Keywords: Kipp New Orleans, New Orleans , General Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , New Orleans, Louisiana

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