Staff Accountant

Job Type: Full-time (12 months)
Reports to: VP of Finance and Operations

About Junípero Serra High School

Junípero Serra High School is a Catholic college preparatory for boys. Located in San Mateo, in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula, Serra’s legacy spans over 75 years of excellence in Catholic education. A rich and rigorous academic curriculum, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and an environment of support, compassion, and mutual respect are hallmarks of Serra. Serra’s faculty and staff are deeply committed to mentoring their students, providing a framework for young men to grow in faith, wisdom and service as active members and leaders in the community.


  • Upholds and models a moral code which is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the mission of the school
  • Remains aware of and represents the religious aims and objectives of the school to constituents
  • Meets regularly with the VP of Finance and Operations and Assistant Director of Finance to coordinate work, provide updates and to plan, as necessary

General Ledger:

  • Reconcile and analyze accounts
  • Prepares journal entries and assists in management of the general ledger
  • Ensures accurate accounting for deposits and disbursements
  • Maintains accounting files
  • Prepares year-end audit work papers as directed
  • Prepares sales and use tax, and property tax filings, as necessary
  • Ensures accuracy of vendor 1099 information

Accounts Payable:

  • Process all purchases and check requests through the purchasing module
  • Review the accuracy of check requests including account and department coding, amount, and avoidance of duplicate payment
  • Ensure all invoices are paid in a timely manner
  • Maintains accounts payable files
  • Train new users on the purchasing and check request processes
  • Resolve vendor disputes regarding past due payments
  • Assess payment for applicability of sales and use tax
  • Set-up and maintain vendor files, including obtaining W-9’s
  • Process checks, obtain approvals and properly record disbursements for imprest account 

Cash Receipts:

  • Prepare and properly record bank deposits
  • Reconcile monthly cash receipt activity from bank to general ledger
  • Review all cash deposit summaries prepared by various departments
  • Work with the International department to prepare, track and reconcile the international student tuition accounts
  • Maintains cash receipt files
  • Summarize and Clover (on-line credit card) activity 
  • Resolve Merchant Service disputes


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Accounting
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in accounting procedures and accounts payable processes
  • Proficiency in use of general ledger systems (Sage/Intacct experience preferred)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; pleasant, warm demeanor
  • Must be detail-oriented and flexible
  • Professionalism, trust, and ability to keep confidences
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment with organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong working relationships/partnerships and team building with peers

To Apply:

All interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to Human Resources.

All employees of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history.