About Independence Mission Schools: Independence Mission Schools (IMS) is a non-profit network of schools re-envisioning Catholic education in and around the City of Philadelphia. Located in neighborhoods that have historically been underserved by other schooling options, IMS schools offer a faith-centered and academically rigorous alternative for our families. Since our inception in 2012, our enrollment has grown over 20%, and we have received increasing recognition as a network that successfully integrates faith, character, and academics to create warm, energizing schools that are sustainable for students, staff, and community.
Ultimately, IMS recognizes that our students are on track to make their own choices in pursuit of college and career opportunities because they are on grade level academically and enrolled in a high-quality high school. Today, IMS serves over 4,000 pre-K to 8th grade students across 14 schools, our students are outperforming 80% of their neighboring public and charter schools in reading, and our schools play an important role in transforming our communities.
Job Description Overview
IMS is currently seeking a General Ledger Accountant with three to five years of experience. The General Ledger Accountant is responsible for preparation of monthly financials for multiple schools with accuracy and in a timely manner. The daily work includes balance sheet reconciliations, payroll posting, financial statement analysis, bank reconciliations, intercompany analysis, lease agreement review, maintain fixed asset listing, posting revenue reports, and maintaining proper accruals. The position will primarily focus on the not for profit accounting division that services Independence Mission Schools. This position requires location flexibility between the King of Prussia accounting office and Philadelphia school locations. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, extremely organized and have the willingness to learn.
*Reconcile balance sheet accounts and subsidiary ledgers monthly.
*Create and enter all monthly journal entries.
*Reconcile cash accounts and prepare bank statement reconciliations.
*Prepare detailed schedules monthly for audit.
*Maintain fixed asset workbook and depreciation schedules.
*Daily postings of cash receipts.
*Monthly accruals of expenses and utilities.
*Reconcile credit card statements and employee expense reporting.
*Annual budget development and collaboration with the operations team.
*Other duties as assigned by VP of Accounting or CFO.
Qualifications & Requirements
*Knowledge and a general understanding of accounting procedures.
*Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business.
*3-5 years general ledger accounting experience.
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
*Highly organized, methodical, disciplined, and detail-oriented.
*Accurate and timely data input skills are essential.
*Effective interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively.
*Strong leadership, planning, and problem solving skill.
*Proven ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks within time constraints.
*Proficient in MS office products.
*Avid, Sage Intacct and Paylocity experience preferred
To apply, please complete an official application through IMS’s hiring portal: https://independencemission.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
EOE: IMS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and celebrates staff diversity. We strive to be and build a diverse team that is representative of our students and the communities in which we serve. If you identify as an individual of color, we highly encourage you to apply!
APPLY: Interested candidates should submit an application through our hiring portal: https://tinyurl.com/HireAlertIMS. Candidates must submit all requested materials within the hiring portal in order to be selected for interviews.
Want to learn more about IMS and our school locations? Please visit: https://independencemissionschools.org/schools/
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Independence Mission Schools provides a transformative Catholic education to children of all faiths in low-income neighborhoods across the city of Philadelphia.
One of the poorest urban centers in the nation, Philadelphia has 400,000 residents living in poverty. Among students attending an Independence Mission School, 36% live in poverty, nearly double the rate of children across the nation. That’s a staggering number.
Each day we open our doors to nearly 5,000 students, many carrying with them the challenges of life below the poverty line — food insecurity, home insecurity, violence and fundamental learning deficits. These circumstances could seem like insurmountable odds for these young learners. Yet they are resilient and come to us energized and full of promise.
Unlocking this potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by our faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education our schools deliver. This atmosphere sets our students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, on the path to a promising future confident in their own worth so they can be ready to succeed both in and out of the classroom.