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Senior Accountant

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Bellevue Children's Academy
Seattle, WA, United States
Date Added: May 31, 2022

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Senior Accountant

REPORTS TO:              Director of Finance
STATUS:                        Exempt/Salaried



Bellevue Children’s Academy (Preschool-4) & Willows Preparatory School (5-12) is a private school for children in Preschool through 12th grade with an enrollment of more than 1000 students. We offer an individualized and coordinated IB curriculum from Preschool-12 with an emphasis on core academic subjects. Our students are academically advanced, working one to two grade levels ahead of state expectations. Our curriculum is set against international standards, not state standards, further preparing our children to be dynamic and advanced thinkers and learners. Our class sizes are small and do not exceed 15 students. BCA/WPS is a member of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a consortium of 50 high performing international schools located across the globe.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement

Purpose of Role

We are looking for a detailed oriented Senior Accountant to work at Bellevue Children’s Academy located in Bellevue, WA. Under the direction of the Head of Finance for Bellevue Children’s Academy and Willows Preparatory School, the Senior Accountant will support various aspects of our accounting and reporting processes, and drive delivery of process improvements initiatives.

The Senior Accountant displays a strong sense of ownership and is fully committed to ensuring accuracy of financial data and providing finance support to school operations. In addition, this individual is team-oriented, thrives in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment and is eager to take an active role in promoting a positive culture of positive engagement and school connectedness for all employees to support the school’s aim of being the school and employer of choice.


Key Responsibilities

  • Own various components of the month-end close processes, such as journal entry preparation, reconciliations, and account and financial statement analysis.
  • Prepare, examine or analyze accounting records, financial statements or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
  • Collaborate with HR to produce, verify and appropriately record payroll data.
  • Accurately record and reconcile bank accounts activity.
  • Capitalize and maintain Fixed Assets.
  • Appropriately and timely communicate risks or issues, and follow-up as necessary to ensure proper decision or resolution is reached to close the books each month.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and implement best practices.
  • Participate in system implementations, migrations and automation projects.


Experience and Requirements

  • 5+ years of operational Accounting experience at fast-paced and/or complex company.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Accounting.
  • Solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency.
  • Demonstrated history of solving multiple complex operational and accounting challenges.
  • Ability to analyze, summarize and articulate financial information appropriately based on audience.
  • Willingness to learn payroll processing as a backup.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly detailed-oriented, known for accuracy and high-quality work.
  • Critical thinking skills, naturally inquisitive, ability to spot issues and bring resolution.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to pivot and reprioritize.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the ethos of the education industry.
  • Strong teamwork and collaborative skills


ISP Leadership Competences

Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximize opportunities.

Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback, supporting others in their continual learning, development, and growth.

Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.

Outcome-Driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.


E-Verify Participation:

ISP U.S. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


BCA/WPS and ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

BCAWPS and ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.


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