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Accounting Clerk, Leases (Immediate Opening)

Company: Idea Public Schools
Location: Weslaco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


Position at IDEA Public Schools

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 58% of our students graduate from college in 6 years thats 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEAs co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near youwith continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.

To learn more about IDEA, check out this video.

Role Mission: The mission of the Accounting Clerk is to ensure proper financial reporting and compliance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for non-profit organizations as well as State and Federal guidelines as these relate to fixed asset costs.


Serve as a consultant to IDEA employees for guidance relating to operating leases.

  • Keep current on new and upcoming standards.
  • Attend trainings provided by AICPA, TSCPA, TASBO, TEA and Region One.
  • Provide training to campus staff (Business Clerks) related to operating leases process.
  • Assist in creation of operating lease procedure manual.
    Drive strategies to complete the month end close process for operating and capital leases and miscellaneous items by the dates outlined in the Month End Close Processing Checklist.
    • Drive strategies to prepare and post recurring journal entries.
    • Review operating lease accounts for accuracy.
    • Investigate and correct invoices and/or transaction coded inappropriately.
    • Drive strategies to reconcile accounts related to:
      • Operating Leases
      • Capital Leases
      • Accrued Expenses
      • Other Receivables
      • Review related Statement of Activity accounts to determine reasonableness of amounts, detect potential errors and analyze significant variances.
      • Reconcile general ledger to LeaseCalcs software on a monthly basis.
        • Investigate and correct any variances identified.
          Assist Fixed Asset Accountant in driving strategies to track construction is progress.
          • Collect key project information from the general ledger for bond reimbursement requests.
          • Ensure project costs are assigned correctly.
            Record journal entry requests (via Zendesk) within two business days.
            • Verify requestor has submitted sufficient backup documentation for the journal entry request.
            • Verify is legitimate and allowable.
            • Communicate with PCARD administrators regarding PCARD violation entries received.
              Live values of IDEA
              • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
              • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
              • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly.
              • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
              • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
              • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
              • Embodies IDEAs core values
                • Education: Associates degree in accounting required; Bachelors preferred
                • Experience: 1-3 years of accounting or related fixed assets preferred
                • Licenses or Certifications (if applicable): None
                  Knowledge And Skills
                  • Advanced Excel skills required
                  • Non-profit accounting and auditing principles established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for Not-for-Profit Organizations
                  • The Texas Education Agency Financial Accountability System Resource Guide to financial accounting and reporting for nonprofit charter schools
                  • Computerized accounting systems
                  • Analyze and interpret financial data
                  • Evaluate accounting problems, develop data, and recommend improvement procedures
                  • Use personal computer and software to develop complex accounting reports, spreadsheets, and databases
                  • Work with numbers in an accurate and rapid manner
                  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
                    • Salaries for people entering this role typically start between $17.44/hour and $21.80/hour, commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience.
                      IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.by Jobble

Keywords: Idea Public Schools, Edinburg , Accounting Clerk, Leases (Immediate Opening), Accounting, Auditing , Weslaco, Texas

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