Dec 02, 2019

Staff Accountant/Analyst

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Redwood City, CA, USA
Full-time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Staff Accountant/Analyst is a full-time, exempt position. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for supporting and analyzing accounts receivable and cash accounting activities. The successful candidate will have experience with accounting processes and principles including multi-entity account reconciliations and journal entries, be comfortable working with complex financial data and systems, and look to form collaborative working relationships. The Analyst will analyze revenue and cash related financial data across the organization to support forecasting, reporting and long-term strategic planning. The candidate will also support the use and optimization of accounting systems.

    • Accounting for accounts receivables and associated cash transactions, along with reporting and planning
    • Independently reconcile accounts, create journal entries and work across multiple entities
    • Researching and analyzing funding sources along with timing and reconciliation of receivables
    • Assist in the implementation of new systems and automation of accounting processes
    • Support in the development and maintenance of financial models for purposes of budgeting and forecasting

    • Commitment and passion for Rocketship's mission, vision, and goals
    • 4-5 years minimum experience in accounting and finance
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting
    • Strong understanding of, and experience with, accounting principles and financial statements
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and strong general information systems experience and modeling skills
    • Experience with accounting systems, such as Intacct, Netsuite, required
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
    • Ability to creatively translate large amounts of data into useful information and actionable conclusions
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Email: [email protected] Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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