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Yellowstone Academy

Report to:                  Chief Financial Officer

Classification:            Full-time, Exempt (Remote Work Available)

Calendar:                   12-Month



  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Master’s Degree or CPA license (or in pursuit is a plus)
  • 2+ years of experience in municipal, not-for-profit, public, public charter, and/or private school accounting & finance.


Organizational Overview

Yellowstone Schools operates on a beautiful Third Ward campus, built in 1926, that is less than half a mile from downtown Houston. As part of its unique program, Yellowstone Academy is co-located with Yellowstone College Prep, a public charter school, serving 6th -9th grade. This innovative public/private model is the first of its kind in the state of Texas. These two schools will operate through a shared services agreement as they leverage the Academy’s 20+ years of success and expand to serve nearly 750 students in pre-K through 12th grade by 2026.


Position Overview:

The accountant will ensure that state, federal, and company policies and procedures are followed with respect to financial transactions for Yellowstone Schools (which includes two separate legal entities with separate and distinct financial environments) with ample room for growth and professional development.  The accountant will join a team of other accountants that report to and work alongside the CFO to produce timely reports for Board presentation and approval.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Chief Financial Officer and/or Accounting Managers are advised on the business affairs of the schools
  • Ensure accounting transactions are executed in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and established standards of internal control
  • Maintain the accuracy and timeliness of records and reports, while meeting regular and special demands for data
  • Manage all hardcopy and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Make deposits
  • Process accounts payable
  • Manage Purchasing accounts
  • Inventory management
  • Credit Card management
  • Responsible for semi-monthly review of Paid Time Off, and benefit reconciliations
  • Perform Credit Card reconciliations
  • Assess and authorize all purchase orders and expense reports and manage budget by certifying availability of funds. Functions include ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Maintain appropriate certifications and training hours, as required. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


Software Skills

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Alliance Payroll
  • Ascender
  • Google Email, Calendar, Drive, Meets
  • Microsoft Excel, Teams, Word
  • Q-Giv
  • QuickBooks
  • TEAL
  • Zoom


Core Values:

Every employee at Yellowstone is committed to our PRIDE values:


Positivity: At Yellowstone, we smile first. We are a positive presence on campus and extend a good-natured grace and enthusiasm in all personal interactions.

Responsibility: We follow through on our promises and commitments. We own our actions and will never settle for less than our best effort.


Integrity: We demonstrate integrity in all circumstances and always put the best interests of the broader Yellowstone community first. We “walk the talk” and lead by example.  

Determination: We anticipate and overcome challenges. We are resilient in the face of obstacles and are committed to the success of every member of the Yellowstone community.

Excellence: We hold everyone (families, students, colleagues) to the highest standard of excellence and constantly look for ways to enhance the Yellowstone experience.


Application Process

To apply for this position, please complete an online application which can be accessed through the “employment” tab on the Yellowstone website at Yellowstone will notify candidates if they are selected for the next round of the application process.

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Yellowstone Academy offers a competitive benefits package that includes medical (HSA option), dental, and vision insurance, a SIMPLE IRA program with employer matching, supplemental life and short-term disability insurance, and PTO, and wellness day. 

Yellowstone Academy is a non-denominational Christian school, and all employees must be professing Christians.  Yellowstone Academy does not refuse to hire and does not release any individual, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of the individual’s race, color, sex, or national or ethnic origin.  Nor does Yellowstone Academy limit, segregate, or classify its employees or applicants for employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status as an employee because of the individual’s race, color, sex, and/or national/ethnic origin.

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