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Director of Accounting

KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools
Atlanta, Georgia
Annual salary range for this role is $90k - $105k commensurate with experience + benefits
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

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Focus Areas
Job Function
Accounting / Finance
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
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KIPP Metro Atlanta seeks an experienced and knowledgeable, hands-on Director who will design, lead, and manage all daily accounting operations, audit, compliance, and monthly/annual financial reporting for a $100M+ annual budget, including four legal entities.  The Director will manage the execution of accounts payable and receivable, oversight of financial systems (including the general ledger), the annual audit and 990 processes, and grants accounting functions for the organization and its schools. The Director will manage the regional accounting team of two accountants and an AP manager.

As a KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools, Director of Accounting your responsibilities include: 

Accounting Management

  • Lead the end-to-end accounting process, including month-end close project management.  Train and support applicable staff in carrying out their duties in the process resulting in a clean annual audit
  • Manage the accounting system (Sage Intacct) and ensure it is meeting the needs of the organization.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the accounting department including control systems, transaction processing, operations, and policies and procedures
  • Maintain a well-documented system of accounting policies and procedures consistent with GAAP, GASB, and/or FASB as applicable for a GA non-profit public school
  • Manage cash collection procedures and ensure policy adherence
  • Manage credit card processes, including balance availability, limit increases, fraudulent activity, issues, and/or problems
  • Manage the accounting system and ensure it is meeting the needs of the organization
  • Ensure acceptable cash balances in each bank account and make transfers as needed
  • Provide training to end users on accounting policies and procedures, chart of accounts, etc.
  • Manage the annual financial audit and 990 tax process
  • Provide support to the CFO as needed
  • Ensure required debt payments are made on a timely basis
  • Process adjustments and other journal entries as needed
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  • Research and resolve transaction errors and re-class as needed
  • Manage inter-organizational transfers and reporting

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure accounts payable are paid promptly
  • Maintain and manage vendor files, including W9 forms and certificates of insurance
  • Oversee 1099s and 1096s process annually

Accounts Receivable

  • Ensure accounts receivable are collected promptly
  • Ensure that revenue is recognized accurately in the correct accounting period
  • Verify timely deposit uploads and deposit adjustments into the bank register
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of remote deposits
  • Review, verify, and adjust accounting entries from the Development Team


  • Ensure monthly payroll entries and adjustments, shared salary allocations, and payroll/ benefits/TRS/payroll tax import journal entries are complete and accurate


  • Ensure regular bank reconciliations are timely and accurate
  • Verify timely entries of bank adjustments and check clearing
  • Confirm completeness and accuracy of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Reconcile endowment account every month
  • Complete inter-organizational reconciliations every month

Asset Management

  • Maintain and manage the fixed asset/inventory list, including providing user training
  • Ensure fixed asset/inventory policy and procedures are followed


  • Develop, improve, and issue timely and complete financial statements, including financial and operating metrics, for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Create and manage various general ledger reports to assist with budget and grant analyses
  • Provide financial analyses as needed to regional functional teams and other stakeholders

Fiscal Policy

  • Work with CFO to maintain a comprehensive, accurate, and well-documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Develop and update policies as needed

Audit and Compliance

  • Manage the annual financial audit and 990 tax process for four legal entities and six audits (KIPP MAC, KIPP Strive Leverage Lender, KIPP Support Corp, KIPP Opportunity Foundation, KIPP Woodson Park Academy, and South Fulton Academy)
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors and ensure the accuracy of data and information for the annual audit
  • Actively monitor encumbered grants and work with entities to ensure maximum benefit
  • Conduct periodic internal audits to ensure compliance with cash, grant accounting, and accounts payable/receivable policies and procedures
  • Manage commercial banking relationships and monitor cash and debt levels
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Safeguard assets and ensure accurate and timely recording of all transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits, controls, and checks across all departments

Management & Leadership

  • Lead, coach, and develop accounting teammates, whose primary duties are accounts payable, accounts receivable, and reconciliations
  • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day and monthly activities
  • Ensure that the Accounting Team is providing high levels of customer service to internal and external stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required; CPA strongly preferred
  • Five of experience in an accounting role with a successful track record; prior nonprofit experience is preferred
  • Technology savvy to efficiently and effectively manage data for financial reporting; knowledge of Sage Intacct desired 
  • Demonstrated success in developing and monitoring systems to manage internal operations and processes to meet monthly, quarterly and annual deadlines
  • Keen analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong time management and ability to prioritize
  • Strong judgment and decision-making skills 
  • Flexible and strong ability to manage competing priorities
  • Goal and deadline-driven
  • Team player capable of working both collaboratively and independently 
  • Commitment to the mission of KIPP Metro Atlanta
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