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Senior Accountant

Rosemont, PA | Full Time

Job Description

The Agnes Irwin School, an all-girls' Pre-K through 12th-grade independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs, is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. Providing its students with a rigorous academic education, AIS is dedicated to developing each student's highest potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being. 

Currently, The Agnes Irwin School is seeking a Senior Accountant.  The Senior Accountant works  in a fast paced Business Office Managing the Accounts payable function, Credit Card processes, and various general ledgers reconciliations within Agnes Irwin School established policies.

Essential Job Functions:

 Responsible for all accounts payable recordkeeping and maintenance; sort and file
documentation by account name or number and process invoices for payment
Review invoices for accuracy and completeness; send all invoices to appropriate
departments for approval.

Ensure expense coding, voucher preparation, and check issuance are accomplished
accurately and timely.
Prepare weekly accounts payable check runs for review by the Controller and
signature of Chief Financial Officer as required by School policy. 
Post, verify, and reconcile accounts payable activity monthly.
Create, maintain, and update vendor files; establish communication with vendors via
phone or mail regarding past or pending invoices and billing statements and
Assist faculty, administration and staff who need an A/P check, petty cash, or
reimbursement for approved School activities.
Produce various reports for management including accounts payable register, capital
Responsible for yearly 1099s and 1096 tax reports.
Responsible for the AIS’s credit card processes, monthly credit card reconciliation,
and journal entry.
Responsible for various general ledger schedules.
Assist the Controller in preparing monthly general and standard journal entries,
financial statements and comparative reports, monthly accounts reconciliation and
cost reports.
Assist Controller with month end close, and annual audit activity.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested by Business Office. 


Budget Analysis and General Ledger Duties:
Record and post temporary restricted account transactions to journals, ledgers and
other records monthly.
Report to Controller and other Administrators on Temporarily Restricted Fund
account activity monthly.
Prepare end of month expense and temporarily restricted account reports analyzing
expenditures vs budget for Director of Finance and Facilities. 
Create detailed analysis of accounts that are over budget with comparisons to prior

Monitor and analyze expenditures vs budget for each department and division
monthly; review expenditures with department chairs and administrators; assist
them in analysis and interpretation of accounting records.
Investigate and correct expense and restricted accounts payable entries as needed;
Perform reconciliation of complex accounts payable and temporarily restricted
account transactions.
Analyze and interpret accounts payable financial data and recommend changes to
improve systems and financial performance.
Analyze and reconcile the Prepaid Expense account in the General Ledger.
Analyze, reconcile, and send requests for payment to the Parent's Council Association
and the Alumni Association for their accounts in the General Ledger.


Bachelor’s Degree bookkeeping or accounting.
Demonstrated expertise in the accounting/bookkeeping field.
Detail and multi task oriented with strong interpersonal, organizational and
communications skills.
Self motivated and problem solving oriented with troubleshooting skills.
Proficiency with use of computer technology including Microsoft Office and
accounting software (preferably Black baud-Financial Edge NXT).

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters WAYNE, PA
  • Size 100 - 200
  • Founded 1869
  • Type
  • CEO
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
  • About the agnes irwin school
  • Founded in 1869, The Agnes Irwin School is an independent all-girls' college preparatory school in Rosemont, Pa., serving students in PreK through Grade 12. Its mission is to empower girls to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy, and the school offers a rigorous academic program, diverse community, creative arts and competitive athletics. For more information, please visit or call 610.525.8400.

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