Chisinau International Preschool - CHIPS angajează:

Chief Accountant

Schedule: Full-time / 8 hours per day

The Chief Accountant’s responsabilities includes budgeting, contracts, financial aid, expense control, financial reporting, accounting controls, cash management and banking relations, capital budgets, and risk management. More specifically, the Chief Accountant administers control and oversight of the following business and financial operations of the school:

  • Supervise the work of business office personnel and use standard accounting and bookkeeping procedures to keep an accurate, continuous record of the cash and financial position of the school and manage the financial operation of the school so that the institution remains financially stable.
  • Oversee accounts receivable and payable
  • Monitor and control cash flow
  • Efficiently manage expenses within all school departments
  • Help to ensure that the school operates within budget
  • Partner with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees’ committees to develop the annual operating budget.
  • Oversee all school purchasing, financial investments, and banking activities
  • Work with the Head of School to provide capital budgeting and project oversight for new construction and renovation projects
  • Execute employee annual contracts for all faculty and staff

Reporting and Support

  • Provide necessary reports to the Board and Head of School for monthly, quarterly and yearly meetings
  • Provide quarterly financial statements to submit to the bank
  • Distribute monthly budget manager reports and update new budget amounts annually
  • Maintain accounting database budgeting module for accurate reflection of departmental budgets

Communication and Liaison

  • Inform teachers and staff of policies and benefits at teacher orientation and throughout the year
  • Develop and maintain a company’s financial policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum 3 years of related experience, Demonstrated Experience in Financial Management.
  • High proficiency with technology, including Excel, Microsoft Office, and related products is essential.
  • English, Romanian, and Russian Required
  • Personal qualities sought: Integrity, analytical thinker, ability to multi-task, problem solver, proactive management style, a life-long learner who seeks to remain current through continuing education and professional development
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality in all matters is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to achieve results with diverse constituencies
  • A willingness to work in a fast-paced independent school environment while juggling multiple priorities
  • The successful candidate will be able to prioritize and complete tasks with minimal supervision and will be able to learn new technologies and be flexible with a range of job duties.


  • 28 days of annual leave per year
  • Employee discount at the Medpark hospital
  • Free meals during the workday
  • Professional Development Opportunities

About us:
CHIPS is committed to inquiry-based learning and international-mindedness. Through a thoughtful and stimulating environment, structured play, song, art, and movement, children develop language, social, emotional, and cognitive skills that lay the foundation for their long-term personal and academic success. CHIPS’ philosophy on Early Childhood Education aligns with the American-based, National Association for the Education of Young Children. CHIPS emphasizes the development of the whole child, providing for each child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. Early Childhood programs are developmentally appropriate when they are based on an understanding of general patterns of growth in the early years as well as children’s individual development.
We welcome children between the ages of three and six to learn everything in English. The student to Teacher Ratio is a maximum of 9:1. We are in the application for candidacy to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Our curriculum follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).