Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Senior Accountant

KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth

Type: Leadership & Support Staff Contact:

Min Years Experience Required: 2

Start Date: 9/2/2013

Degree Required: Bachelors Certification Required:  

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department: KIPP DFW School Support Team

 Position Reports To: Director of Finance and Operations

KIPP DFW is a growing region anchored by KIPP TRUTH Academy, our pioneer middle

school established in 2003. We aim to close the achievement gap for underprivileged youth by

establishing rigorous academic standards and a culture of high expectations. At a time when

many have given up on public education – and the future of inner-city children – KIPP schools

are raising expectations. Our students are outperforming their peers and advancing toward

college because we set high standards, inspire achievement, and instill confidence.

KIPP DFW currently operates a middle school and elementary school serving approximately

540 students, with a total staff of 70 full-time employees and an annual consolidated operating

budget of approximately $8.3 million. Over the next decade, KIPP DFW will grow to 10 schools

serving more than 5,000 students, with a total staff of 540 and an annual consolidated operating

budget of approximately $75 million.

Role Overview: The Senior Accountant will be responsible for managing the day-to-day

financial operations of KIPP DFW. S/he will record financial transactions, including cash

receipts, accounts payables and contribution receivables, perform the monthly credit card

reconciliation and payment process, submit grant reimbursement requests and complete

compliance reports. S/he will assist in preparing for the annual financial statement audit and

completing annual tax forms, such as 1099s and Form 990.  This position will report directly to

the Director of Finance and Operations. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities

include the following, but are not limited to:

•Prepare and maintain accurate records of financial transactions

◦Lead cash receipts process from cash collection to recording in accounting system

◦Obtain approved purchase orders, invoices and reimbursements, verify proper account coding

and enter into accounting system

◦Ensure all vendor payments and employee reimbursements are paid in a timely manner.

◦Lead the monthly credit card reconciliation process, reach out to card holders for additional

support, verify account coding and enter into accounting system

◦Provide accounting and reporting support for Development team including performing monthly

donation reconciliation and recording of all in-kind gifts and pledge receipts

◦Assist in the month-end close process and prepare monthly budget to actual reports by


◦Assist in the annual financial audit process as well as the compilation of the annual Form 990

and 1099s

◦Lead the end of year trip financial recording process

◦Assist in the preparation of government grant applications, compliance reports, and

reimbursement requests

◦Assist in the preparation of the annual operating budgets and on-going monthly monitoring of

actual performance versus budget

•Adhere to all KIPP DFW policies and procedures

◦Maintain effective financial and accounting internal controls and records in accordance with


◦Create and update comprehensive accounting policies and procedures manual

◦Assist in the documentation, communication and compliance tracking of accounting policies

and procedures

◦Ensure compliance with all applicable Texas Education Agency and fund accounting


◦Create semi-annual internal customer service surveys to seek feedback and better align

accounting policies and procedures to regional needs

◦Other duties as assigned by Director of Finance and Operations


•Minimum of two years of accounting work experience

•Unquestioned commitment to KIPP DFW’s mission and values

•Self-starter, comfortable in an entrepreneurial, start-up environment

•Ability to handle an extensive and diverse workload while maintaining a positive perspective

•A strong work ethic, sense of urgency, attention to detail and ability to think independently

•Ability to interface with individuals at every level of the organization, both internally and


•Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects concurrently in

a fast-paced setting with ease and professionalism

•Must be able to keep financial matters strictly confidential

•Outstanding organizational skills, strong initiative, self-motivation, integrity and sense of humor

•Good MS Office skills, strong Excel skills preferred

•Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing, in English; Spanish a


•Must have excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills

•Demonstrated proven ability to meet and complete multiple deadlines and tasks on time

•Two to five years of non-profit or education organization work experience preferred

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies. Duties may be changed at the

discretion of KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth at any time.

Please email a cover letter and resume to