St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time Finance Clerk.
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is a K4-12 Christian School on Milwaukee’s South side that opened in the summer of 2017. The school is a student-centered environment where young learners take ownership of their education not only in academics, but also physical health, creativity, and faith. Our graduates will go on to achieve their highest potential and make our city, and ultimately the world, a better place.
School Vision: St. Augustine Preparatory Academy develops students to be tomorrow’s leaders. They will be known by their strength of character, courage, intellect, impactful contributions and their faith and values.
School Mission: We will develop the leaders of tomorrow by:
-Providing exceptional Christian-based education
-Offering an uninterrupted K-12 educational experience
-Educating the whole child – mind, body and soul
-Maximizing the potential of each individual student through personalized instruction
-Integrating family, faith, academics and athletics/arts
-Emphasizing grit, persistence and personal responsibility
-Offering a safe, stimulating and welcoming school environment
The Finance Clerk will report to the Director of Finance and Operations.
The Finance Clerk is responsible for assisting the Director of Finance and Operations in operational, legal, HR, and finance matters. The role will include monthly accounting responsibilities in the areas of payroll, cash, accounts payable and accounts receivable, as well as the associated reporting. The Clerk will assist with preparing documents evidencing compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. The Clerk will also be responsible for aiding daily operations in areas like purchasing, human resources, and food service.
The Finance Clerk will:
-Complete accounting journal entries in areas such as payroll, cash, accounts payable, and accounts receivable
-Prepare cash deposits and bank reconciliations
-Maintain the purchasing process, including order initiation, receipt of goods, and payment
-Assist with compilation of financial reports
-Participate in all areas of compliance, which may include the 990, food service, and other federal, state, local or grant-specific compliance
-Assist the Director of Finance and Operations with key human resource tasks such as onboarding, payroll, and benefits management
-Assist in operational functions such as enrollment, attendance, and food service
-A belief in the ability of every child and a commitment to ensure excellence for each student
-Participating member in a local Church
-Comfort with technology, including familiarity with Excel and accounting software (such as Quickbooks)
-Basic knowledge of accounting including debits and credits and how financial statements relate to one another
-Some coursework in accounting, finance, or business (Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree a plus)
-Some experience in accounting, finance, or business
-Effective organizational and managerial skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
-Effective oral and written communication skills
-A desire to continually learn, as well as a flexible attitude to grow and change as the organization does
-Strong attention to detail
-Ability to work independently without close oversight but also a team player committed to the Augustine Prep mission and model
-Lastly and most important, the candidate must demonstrate and possess the highest integrity and be able to live the values, beliefs, and culture of Augustine Prep
St. Augustine Preparatory Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin or any other basis prohibited by law when hiring, promoting, establishing wages, or providing benefits.
As a faith-based institution based on biblical principles, St. Augustine Preparatory Academy hires employees who agree with the school’s Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs and adhere to biblical standards of conduct.