The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) is currently accepting applications for the following positions: 

Accounting Manager 

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) has an exciting opening for those with experience and interest in the educational services industry. ACICS is a post-secondary educational accrediting body located in the heart of Washington, DC, across from Union Station and provides accreditation to more than 200 schools. 

Position Summary:  

  • Provide oversight of all accounting and budgetary functions, including cash receipts, A/R, A/P, and reconciliation 
  • Perform internal month-end close procedures including, but not limited to reconciliation of bank accounts and maintenance of schedules and monthly reconciliations for investments and other various general ledger accounts 
  • Supervise the collection and analysis of institutional financial data through the Annual Financial Report 
  • Submit for publication the financial data in the annual Summary of Key Operating Statistics 
  • Advise AID department/Council on financial suitability of institutions aspiring to initial ACICS accreditation or currently accredited institutions considering expansion, change of ownership or control, or other business strategies 
  • Serve as the lead source for the Council on financial/business analysis of educational institutions and as the Primary Staff Liaison to the Council’s Financial Review Committee 
  • Review audited annual financial reports from ACICS accredited institutions, financial reports submitted in connection with new applications for accreditation, business plans in connection with institutional reorganization and growth, financial information provided through the Department of Education and all other financial/business information that supports accreditation decisions made by the Council 
  • Conduct special financial on-site visits as directed by Council 
  • Assist and prepare for year-end audit 
  • Release approved expense reports in Concur daily 
  • Process monthly FAR510 refunds 
  • Process 1099's using Greenshades 
  • Process weekly batches of checks/ direct deposits for invoices and reimbursements in (A/P) module of Great Plains (GP) 
  • Conduct final review and approval of evaluator/ staff expense reports according to guidelines daily 
  • Run a report to identify all institutions to be invoiced for a visit during the current visit cycle 
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor's degree within the accounting / finance area 
  • At least 5 years of professional experience within the finance industry 
  • Certifications are preferred, but not required 
  • Team player with strong communication skill 

 If interested in an open position, please send your resume and cover letter to Andre McDuffie at Absolutely no phone calls.