Nov 25, 2020

Finance and Accounting Specialist

  • TrulyHired
  • Brookline, MA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

The Maimonides School business office is undergoing multiple systems changes and is looking for a sharp Finance and Accounting Consultant to support us with special projects and ongoing accounting. The successful candidate is a quick study with very strong Excel skills who has expertise with multiple systems, including Quickbooks. Ideally, the person in this role will take the lead on many of these projects and will integrate their work into our existing procedures, working cooperatively with our small team.

We want you to be part of our team! Maimonides School is proud to be the beacon of Modern Orthodox education in New England and welcomes students from Early Childhood through 12th Grade. Maimonides provides students with both an outstanding religious education and an excellent college preparatory general education. Maimonides is more than a school; it is a vibrant community whose members embody kindness and compassion for others.

Scope of work includes the following but may evolve over the course of the engagement.
•Set up modules within the payroll system to automate hourly time tracking and allow access for managers to review employee time and other documents.
•Streamline system for budgeting and tracking full time equivalents (FTEs) and salaries.
•Support budgeting process by organizing spreadsheets and conducting data analysis.
•Conduct analysis to support Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application.
•Assist with migration of accounting system from Quickbooks to Veracross, with tasks ranging from setting up chart of accounts to automating Purchase Order system.
•Conduct monthly accounting reconciliations including fixed assets, investments, quarterly 941s, and benefits.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in nonprofit accounting, at the Controller level or higher. Familiarity with cost accounting and allocations, facility with various systems used in an accounting office, and experience with Veracross or Paycom is a plus. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a creative and flexible approach to problem solving, and unquestionable professional integrity are required.

This is a contract position for 3-5 days per week for a period of 6-12 months. Remote work is possible, and schedule can be flexible.

Maimonides School is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Maimonides does not discriminate based on disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with compensation requirements to Carol Smith at [email protected]

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
Job Category: Administrator > Business/Finance
Location Description
Maimonides School's mission is to produce religiously observant, educated Jews who will remain faithful to religious beliefs, values, and practices as they take their place as contributing members of general society. Maimonides provides students with both an outstanding religious education and an excellent college preparatory general education in an atmosphere that reinforces their commitment to the values of Torah and to the observance of mitzvot, and that fosters a strong sense of identification with Medinat Yisrael.

Our Philosophy

Torah and mitzvot-the study and practice of Halachah-are the quintessential core of Judaism, and they must be taught in an honest, sophisticated and challenging manner.

Torah study is enriched by our understanding of science, philosophy, literature, art and music, which in turn is enhanced and enlightened by the teachings of Torah.

The School must provide an all-encompassing religious atmosphere in which the observance of Halachah in the totality of its ethical and ritual components is central.

Our Goals

To expose our students to the beauty of the Jewish tradition and the power and profundity of the Jewish faith.

To encourage our students to strive for moral and spiritual excellence.

To provide our students with the finest possible general studies education so that they can continue their academic training in the colleges and universities of their choice.

To ensure that families from all sectors of the Jewish community seeking to give their children an intensive Jewish education are welcome in our school.

To produce graduates who will become respected and contributing members of the Jewish and general communities.

To forge in our students a spiritual bond and sense of identification with the State of Israel.

To imbue our students with an attitude of respect toward one's fellow man (k'vod habriot) and love of one's fellow Jew (ahavat Yisrael).

This is what we have taught our more than 1,500 alumni, and we are justifiably proud of the manner in which most of them have exemplified these beliefs and attitudes in their personal lives. We will continue to observe these guidelines in educating our students.

Maimonides School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Learn more about us...
Equal Opportunity Employer
Maimonides School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Maimonides School

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