The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Senior Accountant

V. Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Founded in 1999, the Noble Network of Charter Schools has been recognized nationally for its success serving low-income students, sending more than 90% of graduates to college and becoming Chicago's highest performing non-selective high school. Currently, the Noble Network operates 17 high school campuses and 1 middle school campus throughout Chicago, serving over 12,000 students.

The Noble Network of Charter Schools supports the collective mission of all Noble campuses by accessing financial and human resources, administering programs and services that serve the common good of their students and employees, and seeking partnership opportunities for successfully opening additional campuses.  As we continue with our ambitious expansion plans, we seek exceptional contributors to help more kids achieve the dream of college success.

Job overview

Reporting directly to the Controller, the Senior Accountant works closely with the Accountants and Accounts Payable Staff.  This position supports the Finance Department in all fiscal transactions.

Key responsibilities

  • Performs general accounting functions including journal entries, reviews bank reconciliations, and supervises month end closing
  • Prepares bond amortization entries and maintains debt schedules
  • Responsible for rent schedules and appropriate accounting for leases
  • Reviews expenditures and capital projects for adherence to capitalization policy and responsible for maintenance of the fixed assets subledger
  • Reviews payroll entries and reconciliations to ledger prepared by staff accountant
  • Reviews revenue schedules prepared by staff accountant
  • Responsible for ensuring proper backup, account coding, and approval for all invoices and credit card purchases
  • Prepares ad hoc reports and financial analysis as needed
  • Supports the Controller in implementing and enforcing Network-wide accounting policies
  • Reviews schedules submitted to federal, state and local funding agencies for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all fiscal matters related to the organization
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred
  • 5 or more years of accounting experience
  • Both public and private accounting experience
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite required
  • Experience with Blackbaud’s Financial Edge a plus
  • Experience with educational or other nonprofit institution a plus
  • Confident friendly composure suited to entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Supervisory experience, a plus

Be Noble.

The Noble Network of Charter Schools Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis