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2023-24 Director of Accounting (New Orleans & Baton Rouge, LA)

Company: Collegiate Academies
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

About this role: The Director of Accounting will be responsible for overseeing Payroll Accounting for all Collegiate Academies teammates. Success in this role will help to ensure that teammates have the financial security to achieve our ambitious mission, as well as ensuring that Collegiate Academies' financial management is sound and rigorous.This position requires a deep attention to detail, an ability to meet hard deadlines, a desire to be part of a growing organization, and thorough knowledge of basic accounting principles and procedures. A successful candidate will be excited about executing and refining our accounting and payroll systems to allow our schools to have unprecedented focus on students, because a financial worry never crosses their mind.About Collegiate Academies: Collegiate Academies prepares all students for lives of unlimited opportunity. Founded in 2008, Collegiate Academies serves over 3,000 students in five public high schools and two postsecondary programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. We serve a dramatically higher proportion of students with special needs, students who are English language learners, and students who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We see the individual greatness of every student who comes through our doors.ResponsibilitiesPayroll ManagementReconcile and record benefitsPrepare and record month-end closing entriesReview and recommend modifications and efficiencies to accounting systems and proceduresAssist with external auditPerform other projects as requestedMindsets, Beliefs, and SkillsDeeply held belief in the mission of Collegiate Academies and the limitless potential of all people - that all students, regardless of their backgrounds and educational pasts, have the potential to succeed in college or an appropriately rigorous post-secondary outcome.Ability to relentlessly pursue goals, and work through obstacles. Exhibit a high degree of initiative in resolving problems and implementing solutions independently in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial environment.Execute duties with exceptional customer service. Take responsibility for resolving inquiries from teammates with accurate, consistent and timely responses.Exemplary attention to detail and ability to implement personal organization systems to manage multiple deadlines.Strong proactive problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and the willingness to speak up when something can be done more effectively.Work independently, with guidance only in the most complex situations.Maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; effectively adjust to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.Goal oriented, and able to translate network priorities into operational reality through clear communication, resource distribution, accountability measures, and tracking systems to ensure goals are met and effective.Provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to all teammates to support their growth and success in their roles.Demonstrate a poised, credible, and confident demeanor that reassures others and commands respect; convey an image that is consistent with the organization's vision and values.Clearly and succinctly convey information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicate in a focused and compelling way that captures and holdsDesire to grow as a leader and personQualifications4-year undergraduate degree in accounting/other business related field, or 5+ years of professional experience in public education operations, finance, or management.Experience with Paylocity and Blackbaud Financial Edge accounting system or other advanced accounting software packagesExperience in a school system with multiple sitesWell-honed technical skills (e.g., Excel, Google Docs)To ApplyPlease submit a resume and application online. In the application, you will be asked to answer the following questions. You may want to plan your answers in advance of beginning the application.How do you see this role as critical to the CA mission? (1-2 paragraphs)Describe a time in your career where you had to grow dramatically in your mindsets and skills to ensure you met your goals. What was challenging about this? How did you do? (2-3 paragraphs)Describe an instance in your professional life when you successfully influenced an outcome or influenced change when there was not a direct reporting relationship. How did you do it? (2-3 paragraphs)Disclaimer: Collegiate Academies encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. Collegiate Academies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. Collegiate Academies does not sponsor employment visas.

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