Accounting Manager

The Position:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is seeking an Accounting Manager for the Finance Department. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Finance Office accounting functions, including: financial reporting; advising on budgets; financial strategy; budgeting and forecasting; general ledger closing; coordinating the annual audit; and supporting department heads with budgeting and financial procedures.

This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

Ministry Overview:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is a non-profit ministry that is dedicated to Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ. We are a middle and senior high school committed to high academic standards. Our biblically integrated, college-preparatory curriculum is delivered by a dedicated staff of Christian professionals. We are committed to teaching from a biblical worldview and philosophy. We are committed to providing our students with experiences that will foster in them a servant’s heart, including extra-curricular activities, interscholastic athletics, music, theater, short-term mission trips, and numerous service opportunities. CVCA aims to create a Christian school community characterized by transforming relationships that produce a lived-out faith in the lives of our students, our faculty, and our staff.

Ministry Requirements:

  • Maintains a personal, active relationship with and is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ
  • Faithfully upholds CVCA in prayer
  • Participates in chapel as schedule permits
  • Demonstrates behavior aligned with CVCA’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Core Values, policies, and expectations
  • Effectively represents Jesus Christ to those within both personal and professional spheres of influence
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of the month-end and year-end close (including Endowment). Prepare entries to account and document business transactions. Prepare and post journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Reconcile all subledger accounts to general ledger.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements including budget to actual analysis.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual budget. This includes maintaining supporting documentation for the following: faculty and staff payroll, 401k contributions, tuition discount, employee benefit plan costs.
  • Work with department heads to monitor budget to actual performance and provide variance analysis as needed.
  • Coordinate and complete annual audit working with external auditors.
  • Prepare reports as needed for monthly Finance Committee and Board meetings.
  • Prepare analysis and projections for projects.
  • Establish and maintain proper accounting policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Maintain records for employee insurance plans (medical, dental, vision. Life and LTD), unemployment, Workers Comp and 401k including approval of payments/distributions.
  • Establish and maintain files to support all business transactions.
  • Prepare annual distribution test, actual distributions and coordinate/complete the annual audit for the Endowment.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • What we are looking for:

  • High level of proficiency in computer skills including – Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Exceptional knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, cost accounting and cost control principles, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to research and analyze various types of data
  • Possess a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to think critically and objectively
  • Ability to balance taking care of people and the needs of the organization
  • High level of integrity
  • Financial leadership
  • Well-organized self-starter
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Problem solving skills
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with others
  • Confidentiality
  • What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an accountant, accounting supervisor, or manager
  • What you can expect:

  • A focused effort to impact others and make a difference in their lives for Jesus Christ
  • A Christ-honoring and collaborative work environment
  • An excellent workplace/facility to work in
  • Fair and just compensation
  • How to apply:

    Please apply by submitting a cover letter, your resume, the CVCA Application, and your Christian testimony to Human Resources at This posting will remain open through the end of day, Friday, December 31, 2021.

    About CVCA:

    Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, founded in 1968, is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian middle and high school that seeks to educate and cultivate servants for Christ. Students meet rigorous admissions standards both academically and spiritually. CVCA’s 850 students, of whom 25% represent minority populations, come from a seven-county area. Our facilities include a 177,000 square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, 7 science labs, 31,000 square-foot fieldhouse and competition gymnasium, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and 70 acres of sports facilities, including a turf stadium and all-weather track. CVCA is fully committed to maintaining an ethnically/culturally diverse faculty and student body within a biblical community.