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Organization Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Classification Other
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 11/13/17



Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across 25 free, public charter high schools and middle schools. We’re a well-established charter network with a proven record of success in preparing our students for college. In the next phase of our evolution, we must strive to ensure that our students are set up for success in college and beyond. Now is the time to join us in working for long-lasting change for our scholars.


Join our team at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an inclusive and innovative organization deeply committed to preparing Los Angeles students for long-term success. We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are motivated to unleash our scholars’ potential. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions to achieve our goals in service of our 12,500 students and families.


Alliance is seeking an Accounts Payable Clerk to support all 25 school sites and the home office. As a key member of the Finance and Accounting Team, the Accounts Payable Clerk and his/her team manages the complete accounts payable duties for the Alliance. The position will report directly to the Controller, who oversees all of Alliance’s accounting work.


Manage Day-to-Day Accounts Payable
Perform accounts payable duties with accuracy and timeliness, including providing accurate data entry and general ledger coding to invoices, expense reimbursements and internal payment requests, and following up for proper approvals and clarifications.
Process and mail vendor checks on a weekly basis.
Assist in special projects and year-end audit schedule preparation.
Research and respond to internal and external inquiries related to accounts payable and various expense reports.
Manage Vendor and Customer Relationships
Handle vendor relations/discrepancies/credit memo/follow-up.
Maintain and update vendor files, set up 1099 vendors and maintain W-9 forms
Manage the timely resolution of inquiries from vendors and multiple entities.
Provide excellent customer service to the school site and home office employees.


Highly organized and detail-oriented with ability to multi-task and work independently
Strong customer service orientation
Able to identify and prioritize workload to meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Ability to process detailed data in an accurate manner
Strong team player who is willing to go above and beyond to assist other team members and external stakeholders
Belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with a variety of stakeholders
Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture


Prefer a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or a related field from an accredited college or university
Prefer at least two (2) years of experience in Accounts Payable
Knowledge of SAGE MIP (desired) and MS Excel
Familiarity with accrual accounting

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees or up to $900/month toward family plan premiums.

Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.