Senior Accountant
Job Type

The Senior Accountant will amass the necessary knowledge and information to process and maintain Investments, Trusts, Endowment and Gift documentation. The Senior Accountant will be a member of the Finance team and assist the Controller with the more complex tasks pertaining to the department’s operations and management. 

Reports To: Controller


  Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversight  and accounting for Investments, Trusts and the Endowment portfolio, post monthly activity of investment and endowment accounts and allocate appropriately; Distribute monthly Project and Grant reports, and Endowment reports to stakeholders 
  • Assist with monthly releases of temporarily restricted funds
  • Responsible for accounting for gifts/contributions/grants and other development related activities; work with Development and Grant Management to ensure efficient processes are in place
  • Monthly close expense allocation journal entries and other journal entries and reconciliations, as needed
  • Develop and assess internal control procedures to ensure proper legal, operational, and governmental management compliance
  • Establish and maintain relationships with existing investment managers and facilitate deposits and withdrawals to and from our investment accounts
  • Record monthly bank entries after review of bank statements 
  • Assist in the preparation and provision of required documentation to support various monthly and annual state(s) and federal filings, Federal 990’s, Audited financial statements, CFR, and UFR, 403(b) as well as grant reporting obligations
  • Cross train with other finance functions to provide effective backup when necessary
  • Abide by all regulations, policies, work procedures and instructions. 
  • Participate in analyzing and updating workflow, policies, and procedures
  • Pursue professional development in accounting and systems technology
  • Meet established timelines and perform duties in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. 
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or modified to meet the departments or organization’s needs at the discretion of the Controller and CFO.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field, CPA License a Plus 
  • Experience in/with Investments, Trusts, Endowments, Gifts and Fund Accounting 
  • Knowledge of charitable gift annuities and beneficial interest in trusts gift arrangements
  • Confidence to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and deadline driven.
  •  Ethical conduct and passion and alignment with the organization’s mission
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office and accounting software, Blackbaud products preferred
  • Attention to detail, and strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  •  Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • · Ability to exercise a high degree of diplomacy and tact with cultural sensitivity and ability to work with diverse groups of people

Physical demands:

  • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time at a desk
  • The ability to carry or lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally


 Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination 

Clarke Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment.  Clarke Schools is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior Manager, Human Resources, Andrea Harkins B.S., SHRM-CP, 45 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060, telephone number 413-582-1155, has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating Clarke Schools efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 to Clarke Schools may be referred to Andrea Harkins or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, telephone number 800-421-3481.