The Park School seeks a full-time, 12 month Accounting Associate. The Accounting Associate performs the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and general administrative functions and reports to The Payroll and Business Office Manager. In addition, the position provides administrative support for the school’s auxiliary rentals, under supervision of the Director of Accounting. This is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt position.
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world.
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 845 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
Accounts Receivable (30%)
Performs monthly billing function for tuition and incidentals. Serves as the point of contact for billing inquiries, researches and resolves billing issues, manages enrollment and re-enrollment setup and billing, prepares monthly reconciliations and collections reporting, and assists with annual tuition budget process and tuition related year-end schedules for the audit.
Accounts Payable (30%)
Processes invoices for payment, performs weekly check run, serves as the point of contact for payables inquiries, researches and resolves payables issues, and facilitates payroll reimbursement for employee reimbursements. Manages the employee corporate cards, reviews transactions online, reconciles the card statement on a weekly basis, and posts entry to the system. Sets up new cards and accounts, serves as point of contact for limit adjustments, password issues, coding assistance, and other cardholder issues.
Auxiliary Rentals (30%, fluctuates with peak months)
Assists in the promotion of the rental of the school’s facilities, serves as the point of contact for all rental inquiries and renter coordination and communication, coordinates rental approval with various departments, schedules events in reservation software, prepares contracts, and is responsible for contract administration including tracking and processing contract payment and adherence to contract terms.
Overall Administrative Support (10%)
Supports departmental administrative needs, processes online bank deposits, records journal entries, goes to bank to deposit cash deposits, monitors and acquires change for cafeteria, sorts department mail, adjusts student cafeteria limits and responds to related questions, and monitors and orders department office supplies.
Other duties may be requested or assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree and two years or more relevant experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office required (Word, Excel)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Great attention to detail
- Must have excellent organizational skills, the ability to exercise discretion and perform work independently while meeting deadlines
- Must have ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and professionalism
- Intermediate analytical ability is required to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work
- Required to remain stationary for long periods of time
- Infrequent light physical effort required
WORK HOURS AND DAYS
- 40 hours per week, non-exempt position
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Park wages and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:
- Tuition Remission: Under current policy, faculty and staff who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All candidates, including faculty children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. During the first two years of employment, faculty may apply for aid through the need-based tuition assistance program.
Due to the large volume of incoming résumés, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and list of three professional references via email or post to:
The Park School
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.
Please note: Park School currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination, subject to legally required exemptions, as a condition of employment.