Staff Accountant Accounts Payable

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About InspireNOLA
As one of the highest performing open-admission charter networks in the city of New Orleans, InspireNOLA is working to inspire and transform an educational movement where students can develop the academic and personal skills necessary to be prepared for college, their community and the world. InspireNOLA currently operates eight public charter schools and educates over 5,600 students, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

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Position Summary

The Staff Accountant is an integral member of the Finance team who will be responsible for performing accounting-related tasks for InspireNOLA. The Staff Accountant is able to provide clear, concise information between the finance department, the Network Office, and the school administration.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 
Perform accounting functions in accordance with InspireNOLA standard procedures and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.  This includes but is not limited to executing the following tasks:
Manage the accounts payable cycle
Send invoices to Concur to be scanned into Concur for processing
Code and process invoices in Concur
Reconcile various invoices
Gather W9s for new vendors
Handle vendor disputes and invoice discrepancies
Distribute and mail accounts payable checks
Order checks
Monitor encumbrances and close POs related to invoices
Manage credit card expense reports in Concur and code the expenses
Search for cleared checks in the online banking system
Reconcile all balance sheet accounts related to accounts payable
Prepare journal entries related to accounts payable
Allocate background check expenses
Prepare annual 1099s
Review payroll prior to submittal
Assist with annual external audits as directed by the Executive Director of Finance
Other accounting-related duties as assigned

Belief in the mission and values of InspireNOLA
High School Diploma
Two or more years of previous work in the field of accounting
Meticulous attention to detail and ability to maintain confidentiality of information required
Strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate multiple priorities required
Strong communication skills
Basic level knowledge of Excel

Compensation & Benefits
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as TRSL, our employee retirement contribution, is included. 

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.   

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