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Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Accountant

The Accountant will assist and provide oversight to Grand Rapids Christian Schools Business Office. Full-time, year round, salaried

The Accountant will assist and provide oversight to Grand Rapids Christian Schools Business Office including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial record keeping and reporting, and balancing.

Job Requirements

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES 

Accounting Function

  • Oversee accounts payable
  • Oversee payroll
  • Oversee accounts receivable and tuition collection
  • Manage all school activity accounts (PTO, Boosters, School accounts)
  • Provide accounting services and reporting for GRCSA Eagle Partners (New 2 You)
  • Provide accurate income and expense reporting
  • Oversee operational accounting for gifts and pledges
  • Work together with GRCS business office staff to prepare annual general journal entries for GRCS closing year-end books
  • Responsible for financial filing and record retention
  • Reconcile investment and bank accounts

Other

  • Cross-train with other accounting staff to ensure all accounting functions can be performed in the event of absences
  • Other duties as assigned by GRCS CFO

Education Requirements

PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Commitment to the mission of Christian education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with parents and members of the school community
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and excitement for Christian education
  • Demonstrated ability to meet people comfortably with the ability to engage parents in conversations about Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be a regularly worshipping member of a Christian church
  • Be familiar with and committed to the mission of the Grand Rapids Christian Schools
  • Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with groups of people and manage multiple projects effectively
  • Be self-motivated, willing and able to work independently with little supervision
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate organizational and planning skills
  • Approach work responsibilities with enthusiasm and a positive attitude

QUALIFICATIONS Education/Experience Preferred

  • BA in accounting, CPA preferred, with 5+ years of accounting experience; non-profit experience preferred
  • Proficiency using various accounting software; Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, familiarity with Blackbaud preferred

Contact Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Mr. James Primus
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: 616-574-6000
Fax: 616-574-6010

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