Mar 09, 2023


  • The Holdsworth Center
  • Hybrid (Austin, TX, USA)
Full-Time Finance/Accounting

Job Description



The Holdsworth Center seeks an Accountant who believes in the promise of public schools to deliver excellent and equitable results for students, and who believes their unique skills and inner purpose would be a great match for Holdsworth’s mission, culture and values.  


Our organization & mission  

The Holdsworth Center is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit founded in 2017 by Charles Butt, an education philanthropist and Chairman of H-E-B, a regional retail company. Our mission is to impact, over time, the quality of K-12 public education for all Texas students by supporting and developing leaders.  


The Holdsworth Center partners with Texas public school districts to help educators become experts at leadership and to grow stronger leaders within their own systems. Holdsworth makes investments within districts and brings education leaders from across Texas to learn at its Campus on Lake Austin, a one-of-a-kind place dedicated to the idea that public education matters. Holdsworth hosts educators for learning sessions on the 44-acre campus, which has 186 sleeping rooms and state-of-the-art classroom space.  


Our work  

In our leadership development programs, superintendents, central office administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers and other campus leaders engage with some of the nation's top experts in their fields from a variety of sectors, including K-12 education, academia, government and business.  

In some of our partner districts, we embed Holdsworth consultants to work hand-in-hand with central office leaders to define what great leadership looks and help them build custom solutions to identify and develop future campus leaders, place them in leadership roles and support them as they progress in their leadership journey.  

Our theory of action is that stronger leaders will build stronger systems that achieve stronger results for students. That belief is backed by research showing that after teachers, school leaders have the greatest influence on student outcomes. 


Our culture & values 

We have three core values at Holdsworth: Drive for Excellence & Equity, Be of Service and Believe in People. Our values flow from the vision and beliefs of our founder, Charles Butt, and guide our daily words and actions, bringing meaning to the work we do.  


About the Position 

The Accountant will assist the Controller perform Holdsworth’s accounting operation responsibilities including general accounting, accounts payable, travel and expense, procurement, accounts receivable, taxes, external audit, and financial reporting. 

Hiring Organization

The Holdsworth Center



  • Prepare journal entries and reconciliations required for month end close 
  • Perform accounts payable duties, including vendor maintenance, data collection and entry, chart of account coding, and invoice processing 
  • Perform accounts receivable duties, including customer maintenance, invoicing, and collections  
  • Review procurement card transactions and personal reimbursements requests for compliance with company policies and process expense reports
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure proper accounting for revenue and expenses
  • Prepare and assist with audit schedule preparation
  • Assist with IRS Tax Form 1099 and Form 990 Annual Filing
  • Assist with financial statement review and analysis 


Desirable candidates will have a range of prior experience and capabilities to include: 

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or business administration or 3 years of relevant experience 
  • Experience in a non-profit organization (preferred) 
  • Experience accounting for investments and fixed assets (preferred) 
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Familiarity with accounting software and highly proficient in Excel
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy 

Industry/Service Area



Mid-Senior level

Application Instructions

How to Apply 
Interested candidates can submit a current resume and cover letter, detailing their interest in this position and how their experience will contribute to the work of The Holdsworth Center.   


Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Applications will be screened regularly until a sufficient pool of candidates is identified.  

The Holdsworth Center is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. All employment decisions are based on job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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