Accounts Payable Accountant
Job Details
Eastside Preparatory School - Kirkland, WA
Bachelor's degree


Eastside Preparatory School (EPS) is seeking an organized, detail-oriented, and collaborative Accounts Payable Accountant to help us fulfill our mission. Pay is competitive with public and independent schools. Eastside Prep offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.


Who We Are:

Eastside Prep is an independent school located in Kirkland, WA just five miles from Seattle. With 508 students in grades five through twelve, EPS seeks critical thinkers, responsible actors, compassionate leaders, and wise innovators to help us realize our vision and mission. We offer challenging and rewarding career opportunities in a collaborative and supportive environment. We provide competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and disability insurance, as well as a 403(b) retirement plan. Our community of committed, creative and passionate people is ideal for those who value integrity and purposeful change. If you're looking for a community that values your individuality and expertise, Eastside Prep may be the right place for you.


Position Summary: The Accounts Payable Accountant is responsible for applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures. This position reports to the Accounting Manager with a dotted line to the CFO.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable: 
•    Maintain vendor master, including contracts and W-9 forms
•    Process EPS payables
•    Complete cash disbursements including: wires, accounts payable and inter-fund transfers
•    Ownership of EPS credit card program, including relationship with bank and training of employees
•    Process EPS credit card expenses
•    Ensure appropriate controls are in place for EPS payables and payments
•    Propose accruals for recurring activity that has not yet been billed

Fixed Assets:
•    Ownership of fixed asset system
•    Maintain fixed asset ledger
•    Calculation and booking of depreciation
•    Reconcile monthly as part of month-end close process

•    Identify charges that are for future periods
•    Enter into accounting system so that they will be expense in appropriate month
•    Reconcile monthly as part of month-end close process

•  Amazon business account administration
•  Entering journal entries into accounting system
•  Assist with the monthly close process and the annual audit 
•  Help resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities 
•  Help with preparation for, and participation in, regular meetings with budget owners
•  Compile and analyze financial information and prepare monthly financial statements
•  Assist Accounting Manager and CFO with other projects as needed

The AP Accountant will also be the backup for most accounts receivable functions.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comfortable with many different systems and willingness to dive into the unknown
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Analytical
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Proficient at working in a Microsoft Windows 10 environment, using Office (version 2013 or higher); ability to master common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team situation
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students, parents, faculty, staff, and specialists within the community
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexibility, maturity and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to sit, keyboard and talk on the phone, up to eight hours per day

Credentials and Experience:

  • Requires a Bachelors Degree in accounting or equivalent work experience
  • Prior accounting experience preferred 
  • Experience with Concur and NetSuite a plus


If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you! Please click on Apply Now, complete our online application for employment, and upload your resume and a cover letter indicating why you are interested in and qualified for this position.


Position open until filled.

No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Thank you for your interest in Eastside Prep and this position!