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Job Title: Accounts Payable Coordinator
Company Name: KIPP Public Charter Schools
Location: Boston Area, MA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 03/13/2018
Expire Date: 04/12/2018
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Customer Service and Call Center, Education and Library, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, Research & Development, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Who we are.

KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) is a national network of free, open-enrollment, public schools that are successful in helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond.There are currently 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving 80,000 students.Today, KIPP Massachusetts serves over 1,700 students in our five schools in Boston and Lynn and over 400 alumni on their journeys to and through college with our KIPP Through College Program.

What we do & why it matters. 
Nation-wide, only 10% of students from low income communities like Lynn and Boston graduate from college, compared to 84% of their more affluent peers. Preparing our students for successful lives of independence and impact drives the work of all KIPP school leaders, teachers, and staff. Nationally, KIPP alumni graduate from college at 4 times the national average, which is good, but not good enough. We project our Class of 2015, the first to benefit from a 5-12 KIPP education, will graduate from college at 5 times the national average. Our goal is for 75% of our alumni to graduate from college.
Our Schools.
KIPP MA serves over 1,700 students at five schools in 2016-17. KIPP MA will serve over 1,900 students at five schools in 2017-18.
In Lynn, MA, we are building a K-12 education system across three schools.We currently serve students in grades K-1 at KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary School, in grades 5-8 at KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School, and in grades 9-12 at KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School. We are excited to build our Lynn elementary school to serve grades K-2 in 2017-2018 and grades K-4 by 2019-2020.
In Boston, MA, we are building a K-8 education system across two schools.We currently serve students in grades K-2 at KIPP Academy Boston Elementary and in 5-8 at KIPP Academy Boston.We are excited to grow our Boston elementary school to serve grades K-3 in 2017-2018 and grades K-4 by 2018-2019.
Across all our schools, 81% of students are economically disadvantaged, 14% receive Special Education services, and 20% are identified as English Language Learners.At KIPP, we believe that all kids can and will learn, and our staff members are dedicated to ensuring we serve the needs of all our learners. We are at our best when we are engaging students’ joy and curiosity through rigorous curriculum that will put them on the paths toward lives of independence and impact.
By 2020, KIPP will serve 10% or more of Lynn public school students and join our charter peers in Boston to serve 20% of Boston’s public school students.We will also scale our KIPP through College (KTC) program to serve 857 alumni by 2020, effectively tripling the total number of students served by KIPP Massachusetts.
Disbursement Coordinator
The Disbursements Coordinator (DC) manages KIPPMA’s expense and payable processes, overseeing KIPPMA’s automated payable system and working closely with schools in the region to ensure school operations run smoothly from a financial perspective. The DC will drive the biweekly payroll service ensuring proper disbursement and allocation of funds to all KIPPMA employees.  The DC will also assist with ad hoc projects related to cash management, budgeting, cost-savings, and systems management as they arise.
Responsibilities of this Role
  • Prepare payroll on a semi-monthly basis, including paid time off and hourly staff
  • Manage and maintain online accounts payable system, Concur
  • Communicate regularly with school leaders and operations directors, ensuring financial matters run smoothly at all of KIPPMA’s schools
  • Prepare and perform one-off check runs
  • Perform quality checks to ensure that all invoices are received and paid in a timely manner
  • Troubleshoot any financial problems stemming from school operations
  • Perform month-end procedures to ensure completeness and accuracy of expenses and payables
  • Manage vendor relationships; respond to vendor inquiries in a timely and professional manner
  • Update and maintain disbursement policies and procedures, desktop procedures
  • Assist with annual compliance and financial audits as necessary
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities with individual vendors
  • Deposit checks and cash receipts as received, within a timely manner
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts on a monthly, quarterly basis
  • Provide excellent customer service to staff on finance and payroll related inquiries
  • Perform ad hoc projects as requested by the Finance team
General responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
At KIPP, we believe that an excellent staff member does the following:
  • Believes that all of us can and will learn and creates a positive learning environment with high expectations for all students and staff throughout the school;
  • Thrives as part of a team-oriented, mission-driven culture;
  • Exudes joy and a love of learning every single day;
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback, coaching, and professional development;
  • Constantly assesses progress, communicates results clearly, and uses data to inform decisions and set ambitious goals.
  • Has a strong work ethic and commits to doing whatever it takes for students to excel, including committing to an extended work day and remaining available to colleagues, students, and families outside of school hours
Qualified candidates have the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Highly flexible with the ability to multi-task and prioritize 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
To apply:
Internal candidates: If you are currently a member of the KIPP MA team, please apply by emailing your resume to the Recruitment Team at Talent@kippma.org.  Be sure to indicate to which position you wish to apply.
External candidates: If you do not currently work for the KIPP:MA team, please visit our job board at http://kippcareers.force.com/jobboard?site=Massachusetts and complete an online application.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.
KIPP MA is an employment at-will organization.
KIPP Massachusetts, KIPP Academy Lynn, and KIPP Academy Boston are equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, special need, proficiency in the English language, or a foreign language. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.
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