Laurel School seeks talented faculty and staff who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders. The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. We continually challenge our community to question existing paradigms and to dream, dare, and do.
The Accounts Payable Associate provides financial and administrative support to the Business Office. The role is responsible for administering all purchase orders, invoices, check processing, and other accounts payable duties as listed below.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Manage all aspects of the Accounts Payable cycle while adhering to established internal controls
Administer petty cash and cash boxes
Accurately review, code, and process vendor invoices and check requests on a regular basis
Perform monthly reconciliations
Maintain a large number of vendor accounts while staying in compliance with company policies and procedures including coordinating and reviewing independent contractor situations.
Perform data entry associated with accounts payable
Review and reconcile invoice discrepancies
Audit and process credit card transactions
Address and respond to vendor inquiries
Main contact for the school postage machine. Ensuring proper materials on hand, maintaining appropriate account balance, etc.
Main contact for school stationary. Order, inventory, vendor contact, etc.
Annual preparation of 1099 forms and fiscal year-end audit procedures as they relate to Accounts Payable
Administer and deliver the monthly system reports to Division Directors, Administrators, and Department Chairs
Filing and/or scanning documentation
Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate must have an associate’s degree or higher in accounting or related field and have at least three years’ experience in accounts payable. The candidate must have knowledge of accounting principles and practices as well as an advanced knowledge of Excel. Familiarity with Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT software is a plus. Knowledge of non-profit accounting is preferred. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, multi-task, and manage a varied workload. Superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential. The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify our faculty and staff.
Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed pre-primary division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion; we actively seek a culturally diverse faculty and staff.
Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has an urban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; gender identity; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.