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Accounting Specialist

Freedom Preparatory Academy Charter Schools (www.freedomprep.org) is a K-12 charter school in Memphis, TN and Alabama. Our mission is to prepare all students in grades K-12 to excel in college and in life. Freedom Preparatory Academy opened in August of 2009 with a class of 96 6th graders. We now serve over 2,000 students in grades K-12 and launched in Birmingham, AL with K-1 to grow to a K-5 campus. In the fifteen years we have been operating, our students have exceeded local and state averages in math and local averages in English language arts on the state exam.

We have three core beliefs that drive our mission: Every child deserves the right to a high quality public education, a foundation in character development is essential, and direct exposure to an array of opportunities and experiences provides each child with the self-confidence and social knowledge to compete globally. We will accomplish our mission through a highly structured, academically rigorous environment where students will master the core subjects, develop advanced academic skills, and demonstrate the school’s core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Excellence, and Community.

 

Freedom Preparatory Academy seeks an Accounting Specialist to work collaboratively with the Sr. Accounting Manager. This role is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day accounting functions, including but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and month-end close.

RESPONSIBILITIES

*Input network recurring invoices daily / weekly, reconcile ghost card weekly, among other accounts payable duties

*Collaborate with Special Projects Manager – Finance and Deans of Operations to ensure accurate and timely bill payment

*Collaborate with Special Projects Manager – Finance and Deans of Operations to ensure accurate and timely deposits and recognition of revenue

*Input, monitor, and audit transactions in the asset management system (Asset Tiger, import into Intacct)

*Support Sr. Accounting Manager with month-end close process

 

QUALIFICATIONS

*Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field

* 1-3 years of experience (will consider intern/externships acceptable) as accounting clerk/specialist position, preferred

*Microsoft Office proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Testing in proficiency may be required

*Energy and entrepreneurial spirit for a transformation charter network

*Generally accepted accounting principles

*A/P, A/R, and G/L procedures

*Problem-solver, resourceful, reflective, creative

*Effectively communicate in oral and written form

*Ability to multitask and work under very tight deadlines

*Ability to work independently with minimum supervision

*Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

*Establish effective working relationships with management and school operations teams

*Demonstrated commitment to the educational mission, vision, and goals of Freedom Preparatory Academy