McLean School (mcleanschool.org), a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Accounting Assistant to begin June 1, 2017. McLean School has, for sixty years, been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning differences. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
The Accounting Assistant will interact frequently with McLean employees, parents, and outside vendors, as well as works closely with the Business Office Staff of 4.
Position requires attention to detail with a high level of accuracy, and an exceptional work ethic. Candidates must have:
Strong analytic skills;
Minimum 3 years of experience in business operations, preferably in an independent school environment;
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, working both independently and collaborate with peers;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral); and
State-of-the-art computer skills, including knowledge of Excel, Word and accounting software (knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge a plus).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Accounting Assistant is responsible for the School’s Accounts Payable function. In addition, the position coordinates the School’s relationship with outside vendors, including rebidding key contracts, purchasing of supplies, etc.
The Accounting Assistant also prepares Budget Reports, Schedules, and Analyses for the Chief Financial Officer and independent CPA firm. There are other duties as assigned to support overall school operations, including providing coverage for various school functions and events.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and list of professional references to Jeffrey Berman, Chief Financial Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
McLean School of Maryland (www.mcleanschool.org) is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area since 1954. Our mission has always been to serve a broad range of students including those with learning issues.