Senior Accountant

National Cathedral School (NCS) seeks a full-time senior accountant to provide accounting, budgetary, and administrative support as an integral member of the school’s business office team.  Qualified candidates will possess excellent spreadsheet, database, word processing, and communication skills, and be able to manage a varied workload using independent judgment and discretion on matters of significance.  The successful candidate will also be detail oriented, have a flexible work style, and be able to multi-task with moderate supervision.   A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of full-time experience in nonprofit accounting is required; a CPA or Master’s degree is preferred.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required and some experience with Great Plains, Raiser’s Edge, Anybill, School Dude, Ulti-pro, and FACTs is desired.
NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff.  The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Staff are expected to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Responsibilities include performing daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual processes and procedures related to the accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general accounting operations of the school.  Working closely and collaboratively with office colleagues and counterparts from related institutions, assists with the development and implementation of new or revised policies and procedures and serves as a backup to the staff accountant and payroll specialist positions.  Reporting to the director of finance, assists in the preparation of budget presentations and other financial reports as needed.  Additional duties may be assigned.
Salaries are competitive, based on experience and include a full benefits package including professional development.
Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references.  Please submit these materials as one combined attachment in Word or pdf format with “Full-time Senior Accountant” in the subject line to:
National Cathedral School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.
National Cathedral School serves 593 students in grades 4 through 12.  Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, and collaborative, and they view education as an engaging vocation.  Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals.  Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology.  As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to being a house of prayer for all people.