Accounting Supervisor

Wallingford, CT

The Accounting Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the accounting department within the Financial Office, including accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, and the implementation of fiscal controls. The Accounting Supervisor must possess a thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

This is a full-time, year-round, exempt position and is benefits eligible.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises two staff members:  Accounting Administrator (Accounts Payable) and Accounting Assistant.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate accounting of the general ledger, including approving all material reports, journal entries and batches, reconciliations and overseeing the closing of each fiscal period and year end.
  • Manage the year-end audit and lead the external audit process; assist in the preparation of the financial statements.
  • Manage and document accounting controls and ensure compliance with auditing standards and external regulatory requirements; assist in developing financial policies and procedures.
  • Perform analysis of the data to ensure integrity, accuracy, and critical review for improvement of process.
  • Responsible for overseeing accurate and timely 1099 reporting and filing.
  • Oversee the timely and accurate reporting of financial data in accordance with policies, laws, regulations and generally accepted accounting principles. Ensure all accounts are reconciled.
  • Responsible for the record keeping and process related to the School’s fixed assets including preparing and reconciling asset and depreciation reports.
  • Provide analysis and resolution of complex accounting and GAAP reporting issues.


  • 3-5-years’ minimum of supervisory and working knowledge of accounting functions and related internal controls, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, and inventory; preferably in not-for-profit industry including a strong understanding of not-for-profit accounting and financial statements. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent degree required; master’s degree preferred.


Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 400 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.


Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.