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Chattahoochee Hills Charter School – Bookkeeper/Accountant

Chattahoochee Hills Charter School (CHCS) is a first-year, open-enrollment public charter school serving families residing in Fulton County, Georgia. CHCS, located south of Atlanta, is a recently approved charter school opening in August 2014 with grades K-5 for the 2014 – 2015 academic year. CHCS will add one grade level each year through the 8th grade. CHCS embodies student/teacher engagement and interactive learning, and will feature no more than 20 students per class.

Our mission is to inspire all children to the highest levels of academic achievement through rigorous curriculum that integrates the wonders of the natural world. CHCS’s goal is for our students to cultivate the capacity to achieve a meaningful, healthy, flourishing life that embodies responsibility, stewardship, and experimental engagement with the arts, agriculture and environment in informed, imaginative, and rigorous ways.

Thus, CHCS’s focus involves a hands-on, thematic instructional approach, using the institution’s unique rural environment as a framework for student learning. At CHCS, students will select a thematic academic track—agriculture, environment, and arts—from which lenses the state and federal educational performance standards can be achieved.

Position Summary:

The bookkeeper/accountant holds the primary responsibility for the development, oversight and implementation of the CHCS day to day financial operations in tandem with the Director of Operations.

Job Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Payroll

*Monthly Staff Wages

  • 941 Quarterly Report Reconciliations
  • Monthly Staff changes (dollar amount, direct deposit)
  • Monthly payroll journal entries
  • W-2 distributio
  • Accounts Payable
  • Match PO’s to invoices
  • Input all vendor invoices into Quickbooks
  • Generate A/P report for approval
  • Print Checks & Attach to Invoices
  • Have checks signed
  • Stuff, seal and stamp envelopes for mailing

Human Resources

  • Maintain employee benefit programs
  • Inform employee of their benefits
  • Employee relations
  • Employee verifications/letters
  • Workers’ Compensation Claims
  • Maintain leave of absence reports

Bank Reconciliations

  • Cash Management
  • Prepare journal entries for cash
  • Make sure there are no cash discrepancies
  • G/L Reconciliations
  • Balance accounts to outside reports
  • Fingerprint and Background Checks
  • Receive background forms
  • Run checks through LexisNexis
  • Inform them of status

Applitrack Reports

  • Fill out form for each employee, which includes:
    • Their general information
    • Certification Type and Field
    • Salary
    • Work Credit Experience
    • Days worked
    • Full-Time or Part-Time
    • Job Code
    • Subject Code

Title I Documentation

  • Provide pay stubs for Title I teachers
  • Create spreadsheet with salary and benefit amounts
  • Provide benefit back up for spreadsheet

TRS Reports

  • Input eligible staff into TRS system
  • Calculate amount per teacher
  • Submit form to TRS
  • Make payment for TRS total amount

1099 Documentation for Year End

  • Create spreadsheet
  • Send spreadsheet to CPA
  • Receive tax form, sign and mail by due date

Annual Audit

  • Pull randomly selected invoices
  • Provide annual spreadsheets and reports
  • Provide all requested information and answer any questions

Skills and Characteristics: We are seeking qualified, dependable, and self-starting professionals. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential assigned duty accurately. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Passionate about environmental education and our mission
  • Highly qualified in content area and/or grade level
  • Maintain a professional and no excuses attitude
  • Receptive to feedback and desire to grow professionally
  • Has the work ethic and desire to go above and beyond
  • Highly organized

Basic Qualifications:

  • Alignment with an unqualified belief in the CHCS mission, values, and academic philosophy
  • Belief that all children can achieve academic excellence
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting from a 4-year, accredited college or university is desired, but not required.
  • Pass a criminal background check and other applicable background security measures
  • Be nice and sincere and possess integrity

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment at helping students achieve academic success
  • Strong desire to support an academically rigorous environment
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy that every minute of every day is learning time
  • Willingness to continue to develop and hone technical strategies
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue professional development individually, as well as to continuously strive to enhance the level of excellence at the school in general
  • Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful, and willing to do whatever it takes to help our students reach a level of academic excellence
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, willing and able to play different roles at the school, and to go above and beyond to meet the varied and constant needs of CHCS community
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and facilitation skills

Preferred Qualifications (though not required, the following will enhance a candidate’s application):

  • 3 or more years of book keeping / accounting experience
  • Familiarity with a school office environment

Standard Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Collaborate with all CHCS; exemplify and uphold the school’s mission, vision, and core values
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders as necessary to ensure purposeful and accurate implementation of the school’s business and academic model
  • Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive excellence
  • Maintain a productive, safe, neat and focused work environment
  • Go above and beyond to ensure all requirements are meeting and exceeding appropriate standards
  • Maintain an open-door policy
  • Uphold all school policies and procedures

Reports To:

A dual report to the CHCS Director of Operations and CHCS Principal.

Compensation:

For this position, CHCS offers a competitive compensation package, including salary and comprehensive benefits. Our benefits package includes health, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should forward his or her application package to Brandon Davis, Director of Operations, at Brandon.davis@chatthillscharter.org. The application package should include: (1) cover letter; (2) resume; (3) contact information for three references; and (4) any other items that you feel appropriate to demonstrate your qualifications.

For more about Chattahoochee Hills Charter School, please visit www.chatthillscharter.org

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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