The Lincoln Academy is a new K4-12 charter school in the city of Beloit, Wisconsin. We will serve 700 scholars when fully enrolled after four years. We will offer K4 through 2nd grade and 6th through 9th grade the first year. We will add a grade in elementary and high school each year until we grow into K4-12.
The Lincoln Academy has three pillars - Academic Rigor, Character Expectations and Career Pathways.
Academic Rigor: We will ensure all scholars are prepared with foundational skills and will be on grade level within three years of enrolling. This will be accomplished through specifically designed curriculum, longer instructional day, interventions/enrichment, blended learning opportunities, strong professional development, coaching and a growth mindset expectation.
Character Expectations: A strong emphasis on character development and citizenship will build our school culture. Civic responsibility, service learning and community outreach will play an important role in developing character in our scholars. Restorative Practices and the Jubilee framework for character education will guide TLA in a joyous, collaborative and healthy school environment where all scholars thrive.
Career Pathways: Career exploration will begin in K4 and scholars will develop an Individualized Learning Plan by 8th grade to help guide them in their course selections in high school. Scholars will set career goals and be fully prepared to graduate high school. They will be able to have choices to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college or technical school, enlist in the armed forces or be employed in a living-wage job.
Vision: The Lincoln Academy will be the premier K4-12 school in the state of WI providing college and career pathways for scholars to lead happy, choice-filled lives. We are committed to an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships.
Children First-Every decision we make is in the best interest of the scholars we serve. We are completely focused on their education and their well-being and we always act accordingly.
Trusting Community-We model and expect transparency, honesty, open communication and respect to collaborate with one another and push each other to always be our best.
Get it Done-We are fiercely determined to do whatever it takes to ensure scholars reach their goals. Innovation and productivity will drive our quest.
Find the Joy-The work is challenging. And in the face of those challenges, we choose joy. We choose positivity. We choose to find the wins. We choose to lift each other up.
Community Focus -We work alongside our families and community partners to build alliances that afford our scholars unique learning opportunities. Shared voices will be honored and help us grow.
The accountant will support the COO on all aspects of bookkeeping/accounting functions including, but not limited to, supporting the school throughout the year, annual audit process and working closely with the operations team. The accountant will work closely with the members of the team to assist with team initiative, projects, and reporting. It is the expectation that this individual will work with the colleagues, parents, and scholars to create a school environment that is focused on student achievement, character and success beyond high school. TLA is a school where scholars and families are supported, while maintaining high expectations for all. The accountant is expected to fully embrace the school’s methodology and uphold the high expectations of The Lincoln Academy. The accountant will support an equitable environment with rigorous instruction, joyous interactions, and strong community partnerships. Though it is impossible to list all roles the accountant will fill, specific job responsibilities include:
Implement bookkeeping and accounting functions for The Lincoln Academy
Develop and maintain financial record keeping and reporting systems
Process payroll, receivables, payables, cash receipts, cash disbursements and general ledger functions
Produce monthly financial statements including balance sheets, profit/loss statements, and general ledger using the accounting system
Prepare and post journal entries including yearly closing entries
Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and follow up on unusual items
Assist in filing of tax forms, (990’s, 1099’s)
Prepare for annual audit
Maintain the Fixed Asset and associated depreciation schedules on the accounting system
Perform rigorous quality control on all accounting records and documents
Enforce and maintain our fiscal policies and procedures
Assist the Operations team with budget management
Conduct research required for strategic team initiatives, special projects, and other special requests for accounting information
Perform various accounting, administrative and other related duties as assigned and required by the role
Other duties as requested
Alignment with The Lincoln Academy’s vision and values
Strong people skills and leadership ability to develop a team environment
Belief in maintaining the bar for educational equity for learners at every ability level
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting with high expectations
Demonstrated professionalism and integrity
Strong critical thinking skills and strategic problem solving skills
An ability and passion to work with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
A joyous attitude and drive for personal excellence
Strong organizational skills and ability to adapt to change quickly and efficiently
Interpersonal skills that encompass strong relationship building and communication
Ability to use technology and data to drive toward exceptional outcomes for scholars
Demonstrated strong work ethic
Commitment to professional growth and personal development
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field
Minimum 2-3 years of experience in non-profit development, accounting, or public sector finance preferred
Knowledge of accounting for real estate transactions helpful, but not required
Experience in K-12 public education preferred
Physical Demands/Working Conditions: The majority of this job involves walking, sitting or standing necessary to perform job duties, mostly indoors. The ability to physically perform the duties and work in the school setting is required. Some conditions include:
Must be able to sit and look at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing for up to 2 hours at a time
Must be able to lift up to 25lbs
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.