Oct 21, 2023

Staff Accountant, Grants

  • KIPP Texas
  • Houston, TX
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Company Description
KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 57 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.
KIPP Public Schools is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of 280 schools, nearly 15,000 educators, and 175,000 students and alumni.

Job Description
The Staff Accountant, Grants will help with all aspects of non-profit accounting functions, with specific responsibility around accounts receivable, revenue, and grants. Staff Accountant, Grants will play a crucial role in the financial management of our grants. The Staff Accountant, Grants, will be responsible for ensuring accurate accounting and financial reporting of grants and compliance with funding requirements. Staff Accountant, Grants position furthers the mission of KIPP Texas because he/she helps to promote the proper utilization and documentation of the spending of local grants.
It is also critical that the Staff Accountant, Grants is well-aligned with:
\n• Our values to champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and rise together
\n• Our belief that all students will learn and achieve at high levels given the opportunity
\n• And our mission to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities
What you will be doing:
\n• Prepares journal entries
\n• Maintain internal grant tracker
\n• Monitor local grant compliance
\n• Assist with local grant budgeting
\n• Monitor grant expenditures, track progress, and ensure funds are utilized in accordance with grant agreements
\n• Prepare compliance reports and ensure all submissions are filed on time according to the compliance calendar
\n• Work with departments to reconcile and clear grant-related issues
\n• Assist with annual financial audit
\n• Perform monthly close procedures

Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree required
\n• Deep belief in the mission and values of KIPP Texas Public Schools
\n• Exceptional analytic, strategic, and problem-solving skills
\n• Strong planning, organization, and project management skills
\n• Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage a variety of tasks
\n• Results-oriented, hands-on team player who is dedicated to getting the job done
\n• Positive, customer service-oriented attitude

Additional Information
Bonus points:
\n• Previous audit experience
\n• Strong understanding of macros and VBA
What We Bring to the Table
• The starting point for the salary range for this position is $53,400 and is commensurate upon experience and internal-equity.
• Competitive vacation and flexible paid time off (PTO) policies.
• Paid family leave.
• Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans with varying coverage for employees and their families, inclusive of virtual physician visits. High deductible health plan with HSA also offered.
• Employee assistance programs.
• Participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).
• 457 Roth retirement plan option with KIPP matching contribution up to $1,200 a year. 403b plans also supported.
• KIPP also offers the following employee-paid benefits: legal plans, LifeLock identity protection, life insurance and disability insurance.
• Flexible spending account or high-yield HSA.

\nKIPP Texas Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. KIPP has formally established an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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