Staff Accountant

Sep 08 2023
Island School |Lihue|Full Time
Job Description

Island School seeks a Full-Time Staff Accountant.  Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the accounting clerk will perform supportive functions in the accounting department which includes assisting in preparation of billing statements, maintaining files, and data entry using QuickBooks and Excel spreadsheets. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational and prioritization skills and ability to perform various bookkeeping and job related duties.  The candidate should have strong analytical skills, reliable, detail oriented, highly organized, able to multitask and meet deadlines. 


  1. Skills/Knowledge: Should have basic knowledge of bookkeeping and of operating the QuickBooks computer program; must accurately attend to details in accord with duties of the position. 
  2. Education/Training: High School diploma or college training in accounting or equivalent experience preferred. 
  3. Experience: Bookkeeping experience, Experience with Quickbooks, financial statements , bank reconciliations, Hawaii GE tax, general ledger transactions, is a plus!


  • For accounts payable, sort incoming invoices and prepare for processing, reconciling open invoices with vendor statements avoiding late fees
  • For accounts receivable, prepare and reconcile payments for deposits; also invoice tuition and other school charges.
  • Prepare payroll records, updating payroll records upon receipt of changes, and process payroll accordingly.  Process any employee deductions, accruals, garnishments, etc.
  • Insure that there are sufficient funds in bank accounts to meet cash flow demands;
  • Receive and process new tuition contracts, including the complete of FACTS agreements or other arrangements for payments as directed by the Chief Financial Officer and providing written confirmation to families about these arrangements.
  • Maintain a log of tuition billing and accounts receivable inquiries, ensuring that the tuition logs and accounts receivable records balance.
  • Be able to discriminate between private and general information and keep private information confidential.
  • Keep all files current and in order and undertake other responsibilities as my be reasonable assigned by the Chief Financial Officer or Head of School

Please give your information to our Human Resources department  to  [email protected].  Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application period when the position is filled.  No phone calls, please. 

Island School is an equal opportunity employer.  The School strives to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and staff in accordance with sound employee relations practices and federal and state laws.  Our policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity or expression), age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record, reproductive health decision, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, credit history, citizenship status, military/veterans status, or other characteristics protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders.  This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including hiring, promotions, training, discipline, compensation, working conditions, and benefits.

Island School is a WASC/HAIS accredited PK-12 independent day school with a total enrollment of 490+ students. 

More information about Island School, its educational philosophies, mission statement and its curriculum can be found on the school’s website at