Accounting Manager

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Accounting Manager 

Full Time Exempt Professional  


Job Description

Manages Accounting processes to include general ledger functions, accounts payable, financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, grant compliance and reporting for The Ayers Foundation Trust and related entities. Position reports to the Director of Accounting and is responsible for tracking time allocation for responsibilities listed below for accurate grant reporting.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages  grant and financial reporting
  • Updates allocation schedules for various charges to grants based on rational allocation processes (insurance, payroll, computer software etc.)
  • Manages payroll posting, reconciliations and recording of allocations
  • Reviews accounts payable disbursements to ensure payments are properly coded to applicable grants
  • Handles the review of balance sheet reconciliations as assigned by the Director of Accounting
  • Conducts budget setup and monitoring
  • Manages the preparation of information and schedules for filing of 990 tax forms
  • Serves as backup to Senior Accountant for accounts payable processes
  • Other various assignments as requested by the Director of Accounting or the Chief Operations Officer


  • High organizational awareness and ability to connect the dots
  • Adaptable to change and comfortable in ambiguous situations
  • Strategic decision-making and problem solving
  • Superior integrity and ethical behavior; leads by example
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Servant leadership with focus on building relationships
  • Relentless drive for results and accountability
  • Intellectually curious and committed to continuous improvement
  • Operates with transparency to inspire confidence and build a culture of excellence



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required, master’s degree and CPA license preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience with nonprofits, grants management or public accounting
  • Nonprofit specialized knowledge of accounting, grant compliance and audit preparation, general ledger/accounts payable/accounts receivable, budget setup and monitoring preferred
  • Proficient in various accounting software (NetSuite, Sage, general ledger, accounts payable, expense reimbursements), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), Google Enterprise, and various payroll systems (Netchex)


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting, standing, driving, traveling, lifting up to 15 lbs and repetitive motion from computer use
  • Ability to walk 1-3 miles for campus tours and visits if needed
  • Hearing/Speaking effectively as required for communication

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified, and the expectation is that the job holder will do whatever is needed to get the job done.