Staff Accountant
  • Finance

Learning Prep School, Newton, MA

Learning Prep School is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented Accountant to play a vital role in our Business Office team. This position reports directly to the CFO and works closely with the Finance Manager, School Administrators, and Human Resources. The ideal candidate possesses a bachelor’s degree in accounting, 3-5 years of accounting experience, and is a self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently.

Learning Prep School is a mission-driven education non-profit day school serving students with language disabilities.

All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered.

LPS offers health, dental, and life insurance; 403(b) match, and paid time off.


  • Process payroll and ensure all transactions are processed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Support Human Resources in managing and processing the 403(b) program and maintaining accurate records.
  • Process all accounts payable, verifying supporting documentation, and handle all vendor correspondence.
  • Coordinate the accurate processing and timely issuance of W-2s and 1099s at year-end.
  • Fulfill audit requests by providing supporting documentation during fiscal year-end audit.
  • Manage and reconcile fundraising transactions.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations. Assist with monthly closings and financial statement preparation.
  • Complete various special projects to support Business Office operations.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BS in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • PC proficient with a working knowledge of MS Excel and accounting systems/software
  • Ability to effectively communicate with excellent oral and writing skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to maintain confidential records
  • The ability to manage and prioritize a diverse set of responsibilities
  • Must be able to pass CORI, fingerprinting, and background check and provide recent, relevant professional references from managers and colleagues

About Learning Prep School: Located in West Newton, Learning Prep School is an innovative and unique non-profit school for students with significant and diverse language and learning challenges. Our students face a broad range of learning disabilities, including language-based, nonverbal and executive functioning difficulties. Understanding that language skills are the basis for all learning, LPS's unique curriculum integrates the teaching of language skills in all subjects. LPS strives to provide specialized instruction in an inspiring, warm, supportive and emotionally safe environment. Founded in 1970, LPS is the largest independent day school serving students with disabilities from across the state.
LPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer full-time employees health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, 403(b) match, and paid time off.

To learn more about our unique school please visit

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $58,000.00 /year


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with match
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off