Accounting Manager, New Classrooms

About the Role

The Accounting Manager is a newly created position reporting to the Controller. The Accounting Manager will be responsible for monitoring internal controls over operations and accounting functions, supervising and coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Finance Associate, and maintaining the general ledger and all financial records in accordance with GAAP. The Accounting Manager will be involved with month-end closings, external audits and 990 preparation. The Accounting Manager will also play an integral part in grant reporting including reviewing terms of grants, restrictions and coding to ensure compliance.

This role represents the opportunity to work with an incredibly dynamic organization and to shape New Classrooms’ accounting practices for greater consistency and scalability in the future. As part of a small accounting team in a growing organization, your ability to have an incredible impact on the future of New Classrooms cannot be overstated!

About You

  • You are hands-on and not afraid to dive into details
  • You possess strong intellectual horsepower and are a quick study
  • You have excellent organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities within a fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines
  • You have a strong understanding of GAAP and are adept at researching accounting rules and summarizing their impact on the organization’s financials
  • You are comfortable with new concepts and complexity
  • You are comfortable thinking of solutions outside the box

What You Would Do

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting operations
    • Review and approve cash disbursements coding
    • Ensure timely processing of employee expense reimbursements
    • Provide appropriate accounting for cash receipts
    • Prepare journal entries including payroll
    • Manage client billing ensuring contract terms
  • Oversee the month-end close process, review financial results and produce financial reports
  • Review terms of grants, interpret restrictions, and manage coding to ensure grant compliance
  • Ensure internal control procedures are implemented and followed
  • Assist with the audit for New Classrooms (GAAP and Single Audit) and 990 preparation
  • Maintain adequate accounting staffing by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training employees
  • Develop accounting staff by coaching, planning, monitoring and appraising job performance
  • Participate in other initiatives to support the mission of New Classrooms and its employees


What We Are Looking For

  • BA in Accounting required
  • At least 5 years’ experience in nonprofit accounting with increasing responsibility in fast-paced environments. Ideal candidate will have 2-3 years at public accounting firm and 2+ years at a nonprofit organization. 1-2 years of supervisory experience required.
  • CPA preferred
  • Working knowledge of government grant accounting and donor-restricted funds
  • High proficiency in the use of financial software applications (Intacct a plus) and advanced proficiency in Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information and maintain strict confidentiality
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to keep up with a busy and diverse task list
  • Comfort working in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Ability to work easily with people at all levels of the organization
  • Team player with a willingness and eagerness to help
  • Self-starter able to work independently and under direction

Application Information

To Apply

Please submit both your cover letter and resume via our online application system. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.
Work Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About New Classrooms

New Classrooms is a nonprofit organization that leverages classroom design, teacher talent, and technology to enable personalized learning for more than 13,000 students in 40 pioneering schools in 10 states and Washington D.C. this fall. New Classrooms’ first-of-its-kind technology draws from tens of thousands of high quality lessons to create a customized and dynamic curriculum for each student each day. Our flagship instructional model, Teach to One, integrates large group, small group, and individual instruction in ways that enable students to not just learn skills but apply them in real world contexts.

Teach to One grew out of a New York City pilot program called School of One, which TIME magazine named one of the best inventions of 2009. Visit to learn more about our efforts to unleash a wave of innovation in K-12 education that will dramatically improve outcomes for all students.

Working at New Classrooms

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that continually looks to match our team members with roles that fit their strengths and interests.  We look to bring on new team members who share a deep-seated interest in improving our nation’s schools, solving problems in innovative ways, getting things done in a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment, and growing professionally.


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