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  • Senior Accountant

    Job Locations US-MA-Roxbury
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    City on a Hill graduates college-ready students that are responsible, resourceful and respectful democratic citizens, who are prepared to compete in 21st century community, culture and commerce. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability.


    City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently they have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join this nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.  This position is based in Roxbury, MA at the Network Office location.


    The Senior Accountant will report to the Senior Director of Finance and is responsible for accounting, control, compliance, and accounts payable functions. Responsibilities include management and oversight of accounting, maintaining the general ledger, preparing financial statements, managing accounts payable, and tax compliance. Part-time option is a possibility.


    • Conduct timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual close, including cash reconciliation, preparing schedules, etc.
    • Manage accounts payable to ensure bills are paid on time and expense data is entered into the accounting software accurately
    • Prepare financial statements as requested
    • Support Director of Finance in preparing budget to actual forecast files
    • Oversee tax reporting (990, 1099s, etc.)
    • Ensure City on a Hill is up to date on compliance and best practices with DESE and other state and federal regulations, tax, and accounting issues
    • Develop and maintain a documented system of financial policies and procedures and communicate and manage organization on fiscal policies and procedures
    • Prepare the DESE End of Year Financial report and other required financial reports


    • Belief that every student, regardless of background, can and must achieve academically at high levels
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; CPA preferred
    • 3-5 years of experience in accounting and overseeing financial and operational systems
    • Prior experience in non-profit, charter school, or public education, preferably in a high-performing and growing, multi-site education or school organization
    • Experience with QuickBooks and a plus
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Highly flexible with the ability to multi-task and prioritize 
    • Demonstrated commitment to superior customer service; goal-driven, accountable, and reliable; strong attention to detail and follow-through


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