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 Mission
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 820 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.
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 full-time, 40 hour per week position.
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 reenrollment 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, 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 contract, 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.
Please note: The School requires immunization against COVID-19 subject to applicable medical or religious exemptions under state and federal law. If an exemption is requested, the School will determine whether reasonable accommodations are available in accordance with applicable law.
Work Hours and Days:
40 hours per week, non-exempt position
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years or more relevant experience.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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.
Salaries and Benefits
Park’s wages and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools.
In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:
Under current policy, employees who have been at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All candidates, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, employees may apply for aid through the need-based financial assistance program.)
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references via email or post to:
Mail: 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.